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Exploring the possibilities of forgiveness through real stories.

  • “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

NEWS: Our 10th Anniversary Christmas Appeal

This year has been our 10th anniversary – a landmark for The Forgiveness Project. We know we would not be here without the support, both financial and otherwise, of so many people, allowing us to grow into an organisation with a reach far exceeding anything we could ever have hoped for. As we come to […]

NEWS: The Forgiveness Project awarded the Longford Prize!

On Thursday 27th November we were thrilled to be awarded the 2014 Longford Prize.  The Longford Prize recognises the contribution of an individual, group or organisation working in the area of penal or social reform in showing outstanding qualities of humanity, courage, persistence, originality and commitment to diversity.  Having been runner-up in 2007 it was […]

NEWS: Forgiving the unforgiveable

On 1st December 2014, we held the last in our series of ’10 Conversations on Forgiveness’ at St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, bringing what has been an immensely successful programme to a close. At our final talk Marina Cantacuzino, founder and director of The Forgiveness Project, was in conversation with Richard McCann whose […]