Rachael Denhollander Forgives the Coach Who Molested Her (Harvard 2018)

A prominent advocate for abuse survivors and recently named to the TIME 100 list, Rachael Denhollander has spurred national conversations about sexual abuse in athletics as well as in evangelical churches. As the first woman to speak publicly and file a criminal report against former USA Gymnastics team doctor and now convicted child molester, Larry Nassar, Denhollander’s story has been published in The New York Times, NPR, and The Washington Post. Her victim impact statement and New York Times op-ed highlight her commitment to justice—even in the face of great personal cost—and to Christian forgiveness.

In a dialogue moderated by Professor Nancy Hill, Denhollander discusses the influence of her religious world view on her conception of justice, her ability to forgive those who do not seem to deserve it, and her understanding of the balance between justice and forgiveness.

@Ben_Sanders, have you thought much about this?

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