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: ‘The Meeting’ – Screening and Q&A

This is the first ever screening of The Meeting: finding humanity through restorative justice. Free entry, but due to limited seating booking is required – BOOK NOW. Shot in HMP Featherstone, this raw and stirring short documentary shows how restorative justice can restore humanity and provide resolution for victims, offenders and society as a whole. […]

EVENT: ‘The F Word: stories that transform’ – Programme

We are launching ‘The F Word: stories that transform’ at Oxo Tower Wharf in London. The Forgiveness Project team will be on site throughout the week showcasing aspects of our work in a series of events – a mini festival of forgiveness on the South Bank! Do come down and say hello. Shaped around four […]

EVENT: The F Word on London’s South Bank, 8 – 12 March

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 […]