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)
Last night we celebrated the launch of The Forgiveness Project: Stories for a Vengeful Age, the new book by The Forgiveness Project’s founder and director Marina Cantacuzino. The evening was kindly hosted by the Romanian Cultural Institute and speaking at the event were Marina herself, our publisher Jessica Kingsley, and author and actor Michael Simkins. […]
On the evening of Monday 9th March we held our first regional Forgiveness Conversation in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh Chaplaincy. This multi-faith public conversation asked the question Can Radical Compassion Win the War on Violent Extremism – a discussion title that one audience member challenged, stating that it was terminology used to perpetuate […]
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 […]