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)
In March we held two Forgiveness Conversations, one in London and the other in Bristol. The London event took place at St Ethelburga’s Center for Reconciliation and Peace and featured a screening of the timely and important documentary JIHAD:The story of the others. This was followed by a panel discussion chaired by counter extremism expert […]
Our first-ever Forgiveness Conversation in America, marks the US paperback publication of The Forgiveness Project: Stories for a Vengeful Age – a book of personal narratives and insights by The Forgiveness Project’s founder, Marina Cantacuzino. Marina will be joined by four storytellers – Fr Michael Lapsley, Scarlett Lewis, Mathew Shurka and Phyllis Rodriguez – who will be discussing […]
We are delighted to present a screening of Jihad: A story of the others by Emmy Award winning director, Deeyah Khan. The 50 minute film will be followed by a very special Q&A with Deeyah and three of those featured in the film, Munir Zamir, Manwar Ali (Abu Muntasir), Chief Executive of JIMAS and Yasmin Mulbocus. All three are now tireless advocates of non-violent […]