November Movie: Amish Grace – How Forgiveness transcended Tragedy

November Movie: Amish Grace – How Forgiveness transcended Tragedy


Title: Amish Grace
Date: 19 November 2011
Time: 8:00pm
Venue: SLBS Centre

Amish Grace is a movie based on the 2006 Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania, Amish school shooting and the spirit of forgiveness the Amish community demonstrated in its aftermath. The movie stars Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Tammy Blanchard, and Matt Letscher and is based on the book Amish Grace: How Forgiveness Transcended Tragedy, by Donald Kraybill, Steven Nolt, and David L. Weaver-Zercher.


When a group of Amish schoolgirls are taken hostage and killed in their classroom, their parents and the Amish community of Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania, stun the outside world by immediately forgiving the killer. Ida Graber (Kimberly Williams-Paisley), mother of one of the murdered children, has a tougher time than the others accepting the tragedy, but in her anguish and pain, she begins a personal journey of renewed faith, ultimately accepting the heart-wrenching tragedy of losing a child; reconnecting with her husband (Matt Letscher), family, and community; offering forgiveness to the killer; and even showing kindness and compassion to the killer’s widow (Tammy Blanchard) and children – all in the form of Amish Grace.

A beautiful family movie about the power and healing effects of forgiveness. Suitable for all ages. All are welcome!


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