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

VACANCY: We’re Recruiting – Fundraising Manager!

The Forgiveness Project (TFP) is looking for an exceptional Fundraising Manager to develop and deliver plans to raise income from a variety of sources, with a focus on grant making trusts, foundations and individuals. Now is an exciting time to be joining our small but exceptionally committed team as we embark on the development and implementation […]

NEWS: Life after hate

Last year The Forgiveness Project ran a series of ten conversations on forgiveness as a way of marking and celebrating our tenth anniversary.  Every event sold out and the series was so popular with that many people requested we continue to debate this compelling and complex subject in this manner.  And so this autumn we […]

EVENT: A Conversation about Forgiveness, Brighton – 24 November 2015

Hosted by the Guerrand-Hermès Foundation for Peace, Marina Cantacuzino, Founder of The Forgiveness Project will be in conversation with Dr Imad Karam, Executive Director of Initiatives of Change International. The evening promises to be courageous, challenging and engaging with questions and reflection on forgiveness, healing, reconciliation and peace in today’s world. Date: Tuesday 24 November 2015 Time: 7.00-9.00pm (Doors open […]