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)

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  • “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)

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  • “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)

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  • “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)

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  • “I've gone from being a victim of crime to being able to see Billy's point of view.” – Matthew James (England)

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  • “I have come to believe passionately in restorative justice.” – Linda Biehl with Easy Nofemela & Ntobeko Peni (South Africa)

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Latest News

EVENT: Annual Lecture – The Quality of Mercy – anger, forgiveness and making peace with the past

We are very excited to announce that the poet Lemn Sissay will be delivering our 2016 Annual Lecture, on the subject of The Quality of Mercy – anger, forgiveness and making peace with the past. He will be talking about how the rejection and isolation he experienced in foster care has shaped him as an artist, and how telling […]

BLOG: Anger On The Path To Peace

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 […]

NEWS: New Website for The Forgiveness Project

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 […]