All photography provided by Carter Crossett
Our research team seeks to explore the concept of forgiveness held by everyday people. Certain concepts are important in this model, including the definitions and distinctions among forgiveness, forbearance, and reconciliation. Because visual media can trigger broader conversations about forgiveness, we incorporated an interactive media component to our study given our belief that the virtual absence of public conversation about forgiveness—which formerly regularly took place in homes and communal gatherings, undermines community and commitment. Our hopes are to recover that virtue and open new platforms for dialogue.