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I would first express sympathy for the situation of the person to whom I was being asked or expected to apologize, as well as offer to do whatever I could to help him or her to "make things right" -- even if (or though) I was in no way involved in the situation -- in order to show that I am not thinking only of myself. I would then try to calmly and logically show to the satisfaction of the person asking for the apology (especially if that person was in some way offended or harmed by the action) that I was not involved in, or responsible for, the action under discussion. If neither of those actions would satisfy the individual(s) who are asking for an apology, I would still not apologize, but, if that refusal would somehow result in adverse consequences for me, I would accept those consequences, and view it from the perspective described by Peter in 1 Peter 2:19-20 regarding the Christian who suffers unjustly.
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