Professor probes forgiveness in context of revolution, liberation theology

ABINGTON, Pa. -- A Penn State Abington associate professor of sociology traveled to Oxford University in England to present the paper "Forgiveness, Reconciliation and Revolution in Nicaragua.” Karen Halnon said the piece is the first resulting from her current research on Nicaragua’s Sandinista Revolution and liberation theology.

The paper explores the issues in the context of the Sandinista Revolution including the efforts of political leaders to facilitate forgiveness and reconciliation on a mass scale.

Halnon also edited the proceedings from the conference Forgiveness: Probing the Boundaries, which were just published. The conference was sponsored by InterDisciplinary.Net, a forum for the exchange and interaction of ideas, research and points of view that bear on a wide range of issues of concern and interest in the contemporary world. The organization promotes and sponsors inter- and multidisciplinary encounters by bringing people together from differing contexts, disciplines, professions and vocations, with the aim to engender and nurture engagements that cross the boundaries of intellectual work.

Last Updated January 09, 2015