Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Global Forgiveness Day is held on August 27th
International Forgiveness Day- the first Sunday of August
Forgiveness Day is a time to forgive and to be forgiven. It must be a pretty good thing, because there are two groups that lay claim to a Forgiveness Day in the month of August. Both are world or international events. There's enough trouble and strife in the world. Two forgiveness days can only help to make things better. We agree with the sponsors of this day, that a little more forgiveness will help to make the world a much better place.
Global Forgiveness Day began in 1994. It was created and is sponsored by the Christian Embassy of Christ's Ambassadors. This holiday originated in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
International Forgiveness Day was created by the World Forgiveness Alliance, a non-denominational, educational foundation. According to their website: " International Forgiveness Day dedicated to evoking the healing power of forgiveness worldwide." The founder is Robert W. Plath, from Mill Valley, California.
Do your part: Take a few moments to sincerely forgive someone. And, make it public. That way forgiveness will spread.
** The Jewish celebration of Yom Kippur is a day of atonement or forgiving.
** In Christian religions, the first Sunday before Lent is called "Forgiveness Sunday".
Quote of the Day: "To err is human. To forgive is divine."
Other Forgiveness Day Dates:
Many Organizations, often religious groups, have held "Forgiveness Days" on various dates during the year. Many of them are one-time or small, localized events.
This Day in History August 27th
The Battle of Long Island: in what is now Brooklyn, New York, British forces under General William Howe defeat Americans under General George Washington. (1776)
Black Hawk, leader of the Sauk tribe of Native Americans, surrenders to U.S. authorities, ending the Black Hawk War. (1832)
Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania leading to the world's first commercially successful oil well. (1859)
Union forces attack Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. (1861)
Romania declares war against Austria-Hungary, entering World War I as one of the Allied nations. (1916)
Battle of Ambos Nogales: U.S. Army forces skirmish against Mexican Carrancistas and their German advisors in the only battle of World War I fought on American soil. (1918)
Five Canadian women file a petition to the Supreme Court of Canada, asking, "Does the word 'Persons' in Section 24 of the British North America Act, 1867, include female persons?" (1927)
The Kellogg-Briand Pact outlawing war is signed by the first 15 nations to do so. Ultimately sixty-one nations will sign it. (1928)
First flight of the turbojet-powered Heinkel He 178, the world's first jet aircraft. (1939)
Japanese forces evacuate New Georgia Island in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II. (1943)
The Mariner 2 unmanned space mission is launched to Venus by NASA. (1962)
Mars makes its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years, passing 34,646,418 miles (55,758,005 km) distant. (2003)
The first six-party talks, involving South and North Korea, the United States, China, Japan and Russia, convene to find a peaceful resolution to the security concerns as a result of the North Korean nuclear weapons program. (2003)