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)
There will be a special film screening of Beyond Right and Wrong, Stories of Forgiveness at Asthall Manor Ballroom on the last Friday in January. This documentary tells the stories of people who both endured and perpetrated cruelty and aggression in the genocide in Rwanda, the violence in Israel/Palestine, and the “troubles” in Northern Ireland. […]
An invitation to those who use personal narrative and story in their work to share best practice and learn from each other. An alive and spontaneous space that nurtures a growing body of wisdom, and encourages creative cross-disciplinary collaborations. The Forum meets six times a year. Meetings include: mini-workshops, presentations on new areas of work, […]
Marina is currently in the USA learning from other restorative justice programmes in custodial settings. This has been made possible as Marina was a winner of the 2012 Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship. We’ll keep updating the list over the next few weeks so do keep visiting. Upcoming events include: Saturday, 9 November – 7:30pm […]