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: 19 & 20 September 2015 – The Journey of Forgiveness, course with Azim Khamisa

We are delighted to welcome Azim Khamisa to the UK where he will run his internationally acclaimed two-day workshop exploring ideas and techniques about how to access and use forgiveness in both a personal and professional capacity. Azim Khamisa has worked with developing a process of forgiveness for many years, ever since his own personal […]

EVENT: Soul Biographies Live Filming in support of The Forgiveness Project – 6 July 2015

The Forgiveness Project are pleased to share an exciting and unique event, hosted by Nic Askew, a long term friend and supporter of TFP’s work. Nic makes black and white human portraits in film for his award winning Soul Biographies Series. Given the challenging and raw nature of the subjects addressed in the Series, the […]

EVENT: The Forgiveness Project’s 5th Annual Lecture – 23 June 2015

We are delighted to announce our 5th Annual Lecture, taking place on 23 June 2015 at The Royal Geographical Society. This year we welcome as our main speaker Karen Armstrong, one of the world’s most thought-provoking and original public thinkers on the role of religion in historical and contemporary life. Her lecture, “Forgiveness and Compassion: Is […]