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)
We are delighted to be one of three charities working to bring the South African protagonists of the award-winning documentary ‘Beyond Forgiving’ to the UK next month. Ginn Fourie and Letlapa Mphahlele will be sharing their powerful story of reconciliation as they host a series of public screenings and educational workshops in Belfast, Bradford, Durham, […]
As part of BBC3’s Crime and Punishment season, the final episode to be screened at 9pm on Monday, 14th April asks, Can Criminals Say Sorry? The programme features three of our storytellers, Peter Woolf, Will Riley and Jo Nodding. All three have taken part in Restorative Justice conferences and for all three their lives were […]
Marina Cantacuzino, Founder/ Director of The Forgiveness Project has published her report documenting her research trip to America and Canada as a Winston Churchill Travelling Fellow. The report, Transforming Lives through the power of personal narrative: Innovative Restorative Justice Programes in Custodial and Community Settings can be read here. The aim of her Fellowship was […]