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)

    Click to read the story

  • “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)

    Click to read the story

  • “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)

    Click to read the story

  • “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)

    Click to read the story

  • “I've gone from being a victim of crime to being able to see Billy's point of view.” – Matthew James (England)

    Click to read the story

  • “I have come to believe passionately in restorative justice.” – Linda Biehl with Easy Nofemela & Ntobeko Peni (South Africa)

    Click to read the story

Latest News

NEWS: Flame of Forgiveness Fortnight, 6 – 19 October 2015

We are delighted to announce that The Forgiveness Project is again supporting the Flame of Forgiveness Fortnight, Tuesday 6th – Monday 19th October 2015. All care homes, schools and local communities are invited to join in and get together across the generations to discuss aspects of WW1, subsequent wars and the possibilities and limits of […]

EVENT: Off the Shelf 2015, Sheffield – 28 October 2015

We are delighted that our Founder, Marina Cantacuzino will be taking part in Sheffield’s 2015 Festival of Words, Off the Shelf. Marina will be discussing her book, The Forgiveness Project: Stories for a Vengeful Age with two people who feature in the book – Marian Partington and Jayne Stewart. Marian’s sister Lucy was a victim of Fred and Rose West. […]

EVENT: ‘Staging a Revolution’ with the Belarus Free Theatre – 6 November 2015

The Forgiveness Project are delighted to announce that we will be taking part in the Belarus Free Theatre’s production, ‘Staging a Revolution’. This is a two-week Festival of performances and discussions in London, from 2nd to 14th November 2015, featuring some of their most acclaimed original productions, reinvigorated classics and the world première of brand […]