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 Forgiveness Project founder/director will be giving a seminar at the School of Life in London on 13th June. World-Changers is a series where journalist John-Paul Flintoff talks to prominent individuals who have “made a huge difference – and who believe that anybody could do the same.” Thurs 13th June, 7-9pm at The School of Life, 70 Marchmont [...]
In partnership with Combatants for Peace and Encounters we are proud to co-host a special screening of the award winning feature documentary Within The Eye of the Storm, followed by a discussion with the director Shelley Hermon and protagonists, Bassam Aramin and Rami Elhanan. Within The Eye of The Storm tells the remarkable story of Bassam and [...]
We are delighted to have been chosen as one of seven charities to benefit from a new project, The Light. The Light is a collection of essays from twenty-two contributors, all material is new and have been donated by such best-selling authors as Neale Donald Walsh, Don Miguel Ruiz, Marci Shimoff, Barbara Marx Hubbard and [...]