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)
“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)
“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)
“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)
“I've gone from being a victim of crime to being able to see Billy's point of view.” – Matthew James (England)
“I have come to believe passionately in restorative justice.” – Linda Biehl with Easy Nofemela & Ntobeko Peni (South Africa)
The Narrative Practitioners Forum is a creative space space for those who use narrative and personal story in their work (or would like to). We meet between 5.30-8.15pm at the London Interfaith Centre in Queens Park, NW6, to share best practice, learn from each other, and collaborate. The workshops in June will be: Collecting stories [...]
We will once again be running our Diploma in Group Facilitation, Conflict Resolution and Counselling Skills. The course is run in conjunction with NAOS and lasts one year, from October 2013 until October 2014. The course flyer can be downloaded here. The course will be held at the Resource for London, Holloway Road, London, for [...]
On the 8th June we are running a workshop in collaboration with St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, using narrative-based techniques to explore self-forgiveness and to transform personal stories of mistakes and failure. Many of us carry stories within us that we hesitate to share with others. Stories of mistakes or failure – times [...]