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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

BLOG: Forgiveness: Too Many Moral Absolutes?

Eleven years ago I created an exhibition about forgiveness called The F Word. It was called The F Word because in the year it took to collect stories from victims and perpetrators about this compelling and complicated subject I discovered it was something that cut public opinion down the middle like a guillotine. Forgiveness seemed […]

EVENT: 19 & 20 September 2015 – The Journey of Forgiveness, course with Azim Khamisa

We are delighted to welcome Azim Khamisa to the UK where he will run his internationally acclaimed two-day workshop exploring ideas and techniques about how to access and use forgiveness in both a personal and professional capacity. Azim Khamisa has worked with developing a process of forgiveness for many years, ever since his own personal […]

NEWS: ‘My Eyes Went Dark’

There is now just one week left to support the production of a brave and fascinating play. Inspired by real events, My Eyes Went Dark is a new play by Matthew Wilkinson, developed through the National Theatre Studio and produced by 107group. With your support it will run at the award- winning Finborough Theatre 25th […]