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

GUEST BLOG: A Stunning Lesson on Forgiveness by Pierre Pradervand

As a way of achieving our central aim of creating opportunities for people to explore and examine concepts of forgiveness, The Forgiveness Project aims to post occasional Guest Blogs from people who have thought about or experienced forgiveness in different and diverse ways. The views expressed in Guest Blogs are those of the authors and do not necessarily […]

EVENT: New Series of Forgiveness Conversations – Edinburgh, 9 March 2015

We are delighted to announce a new series of Forgiveness Conversations, the first of which will take place on 9th March 2015. The talk will be held in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh Chaplaincy as their annual Multi-faith Public Conversation. The event will explore the question, Can radical compassion win the war on violent […]

EVENT: Metamora films: The Forgiveness Journey – Fundraiser, 25 February 2015

On February 25, 2015 at 7pm, Metamora Films, an independent film company near Salt Lake City, Utah, will release their third film entitled, “The Forgiveness Journey.”  Please join Metamora Films for a powerful film release at the Broadway Centre Cinemas. Tickets are free with a $5.00 suggested donation to The Forgiveness Project. An inspiring and educational evening is planned with […]