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Submitted by dan. on 2007-09-28 22:05.
The world apostles of peace meeting in Nairobi have at one point been victims of violence. All the 150 civilian peacekeepers, among them a Nobel Peace Laureate, loathe revenge.
Another piece of the violence puzzle that must be removed to find peace is revenge, said Bishop Ochola from Northern Uganda.
"Forgiveness sets the victim free of his or her bitterness," said the 75-year-old bishop, who has been working for 10 years to end the decades-old conflict between the Ugandan government and Lords Resistance Army (LRA).
"Somebody who has killed and has been forgiven is touched in a different way," said Bishop Ochola noting the move brings real justice for both parties.
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