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 […]
Our third Forgiveness Conversation of 2016, in collaboration with the Guerrand-Hermès Foundation for Peace, tackled the challenging question of whether it’s possible to forgive acts of genocide. Two speakers with first-hand experience told how family members had been victims of the 1994 Rwandan genocide when up to 1 million people were slaughtered in 100 days; they […]
The paperback edition of The Forgiveness Project: Stories for a Vengeful Age was launched at the Barnes and Noble flagship store in New York on 26th April. Taking part in an accompanying Forgiveness Conversation were four people whose stories reflect and underpin the ethos and values of The Forgiveness Project charity. Marina Cantacuzino, founder of […]