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)
We are excited to announce the arrival of our brand new exhibition! The F Word: stories that transform offers a dynamic and challenging exploration of forgiveness through real life stories. The exhibition also considers some of the questions and thoughts we have grappled with as we work to understand this complex and fascinating subject. To […]
The Forgiveness Project has gained a solid reputation for fostering empathy and providing people with tools to break the cycle of harm and retaliation. Over the last year we have been experimenting with a flatter, more progressive organisational culture. This more collaborative way of working has yielded some very exciting developments and placed The Forgiveness Project […]
2016 has been a challenging year for many across the world as views become ever more polarised and communities feel fractured and isolated. The Forgiveness Project works with stories as a tool for change. Collecting and sharing real stories of transformation, we seek to foster tolerance, build empathy and give people the opportunity to break […]