The Wild Detectives presents Megan Feldman Bettencourt: Triumph of the Heart
When Megan met a father who forgave the man who killed his son, she was both moved and puzzled. How did he do it? And why? Forgiveness has long been touted by religious leaders as a moral imperative. But Megan wanted to know exactly what it means from a scientific perspective, how it plays out in various situations, and how to do it.
In a quest for answers, she visited people with remarkable tales of forgiveness across the country and around the world, from inner city Baltimore to suburban Scottsdale to the heart of Africa. She also explored some dark chapters of her own past, and ended up on a surprising personal adventure.
By examining the science and stories of interpersonal and inter-group forgiveness, Triumph of the Heart, Forgiveness in an Unforgiving World, explores how this age-old concept, when practiced in the right ways, can save lives and maybe even lead to a better world.