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)
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 […]
Earlier this month The F Word exhibition was displayed at the international CAUX-Initiatives of Change Foundation in Switzerland as part of a conference called Living Peace held by Creators of Peace (CoP). It was so inspiring to see what the organisers had done to transform The F Word to fit into a magnificent space in […]
At the end of July our award-winning prison programme RESTORE had an astonishing outcome. Earlier this year we delivered RESTORE to a group of women prisoners at HMP Peterborough. The storyteller on the programme was Anne-Marie Cockburn, whose 15-year-old daughter, Martha, died in 2013 after taking half a gram of pure crystallised MDMA (ecstasy). Two […]