Exploring the possibilities of forgiveness through real stories.
The Forgiveness Project uses the real stories of victims and perpetrators to explore concepts of forgiveness, and to encourage people to consider alternatives to resentment, retaliation and revenge.
“Choosing the path to stop the cycle of violence is just as difficult as choosing the other path of anger and hatred.” – Elizabeth Turner (England)
“I tried to hide my tears from the other prisoners: they wouldn't have understood why I was crying about the pain of my oppressors.” – Bassam Aramin (Palestine)
“Whether victim or perpetrator, part of being human is rolling up our sleeves and taking an active part in repairing harm.” – Katy Hutchison & Ryan Aldridge (Canada)
“I knew that if I didn’t forgive, anger and bitterness would turn me into a person Charlotte would not have liked.” – Mary Foley (England)
“I've gone from being a victim of crime to being able to see Billy's point of view.” – Matthew James (England)
“I have come to believe passionately in restorative justice.” – Linda Biehl with Easy Nofemela & Ntobeko Peni (South Africa)
It is a strange truth that the actions of someone who I consider to be one of the most blatant warmongering individuals on the planet propelled me onto the path of peace. In February 2003 I went on the ‘Stop the War’ march in London’s Hyde Park where over a million people tried to convince […]
We are pleased to announce that The Forgiveness Project is in the process of building a new website in collaboration with Raising IT. Our goal is to create a website that better supports people to understand forgiveness and one that is accessible to a wider audience. As part of this work we would love for […]
WATCH AN AMAZING FILM AND SUPPORT THE FORGIVENESS PROJECT! The Forgiveness Project, in association with The Together Plan, are hosting a very special screening of Gayle Kirschenbaum’s award winning film Look at Us Now, Mother! This compelling film is about the transformation of a highly charged mother/ daughter relationship from hatred to love, as the […]