2016: Acknowledge Past Wrongs and Move Forward into the Light

Jim Uttley

What a year 2015 was. With its highs and lows, good and evil, many are glad that we have closed the door on one of the most volatile years in recent memory.

As we stepped across the threshold of a new year, there was a lot of fear, anxiety, and yes, trembling. Not only are we confronted with the fear of the unknown but also we're trying to do battle against what Judith Herman calls "The conflict between the will to deny horrible events and the will to proclaim them aloud...."1

There are those who say that we must forget the past and move forward in the present advancing into the future. Some q...

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