Breaking the Cycle of Violence through Forgiveness

- December 3, 2019

Thank you JW Dodd Middle School for welcoming our Breaking the Cycle team to your school today. More...

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Forgiveness is not an occasional act. It is a permanent attitude."

Dr. Martin Luther King

Forgiveness is the greatest act of love a man can do."

Steven McDonald, NYPD, 08 Jan. 2002

If you want to see the brave, look at those who can forgive."

Bhagavad Gita

Unforgiveness is like drinking poison and hoping it will kill your enemies."

Nelson Mandela

Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving, of life."

George MacDonald

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend."

William Blake


Middle School Principal L. Manupelli comments on the value of bringing Breaking the Cycle to his school.

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Founded in 1999 as a response to the Columbine school shooting, Breaking the Cycle provides dynamic assemblies focused on conflict resolution through forgiveness. Assemblies address escalating school violence at its roots: bullying, peer pressure, suicidal ideation, racism, and intolerance of others. Our message is positive and universal – a direct appeal to young people to value their own lives and the lives of others. Our speakers focus on real-life experiences, honest communication, and forgiveness as a way to resolve conflicts and lingering tensions. Their personal stories illustrate the power of forgiveness to mitigate the cancer of hatred and bring about positive change. Read more..





Breaking the Cycle is a program designed to introduce students to viewpoints that contribute to the complete education of students. BTC retains primary direction over the content of the program and viewpoints expressed by the speakers are not attributable to the host school or facility.