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NEWS: A tribute to Shad Ali by Marina Cantacuzino

I first met Shad Ali when we were both being recorded for a Channel 4 programme on forgiveness. His interview made it through to transmission – mine didn’t. It was obvious why; Shad had an extraordinary way of expressing ideas and feelings, and his story had a real capacity to open minds and hearts. After… more

BLOG: Anger On The Path To Peace

It is a strange truth that the actions of someone who I consider to be one of the most blatant warmongering individuals on the planet propelled me onto the path of peace. In February 2003  I went on the ‘Stop the War’ march in London’s Hyde Park where over a million people tried to convince… more

GUEST BLOG: RESTORE: Sowing the seeds of change

Angela Findlay is an artist, writer and public speaker with over three decades of experience working in the Criminal Justice System. She recently observed a 3-day RESTORE programme at Parc prison in Wales and has written this blog about her experience and what she witnessed. Former Arts Coordinator to the Koestler Trust, Angela has inspired… more

EVENT: JOIN US IN NEW YORK! – Can forgiveness heal this vengeful age? – April 26th, 2016

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… more

BLOG: Forgiveness in a Vengeful Age

On the world’s bloody stage of escalating civil war and increasingly brutal acts of terrorism, the prospect of forgiveness and reconciliation these days may seem a fanciful notion devoid of legitimacy. Consider for instance Islamic State terrorists warning to the UK in February of a “Doomsday attack” that will eclipse the brutal Paris killings and… more

BLOG: Forgiveness: Too Many Moral Absolutes?

Eleven years ago I created an exhibition about forgiveness called The F Word. It was called The F Word because in the year it took to collect stories from victims and perpetrators about this compelling and complicated subject I discovered it was something that cut public opinion down the middle like a guillotine. Forgiveness seemed… more

BLOG: Storytelling – The Most Human of Arts

It has been said that the most difficult time comes after a revolution — a sentiment born out in the tough reality of post-apartheid South Africa. At a conference in Bloemfontein that set out to examine issues of freedom, responsibility and reconciliation, a young black South African man posed a difficult question. “I was born… more

BLOG: Why Rwanda Needs Healing Narratives

This April Rwandans will remember the 20th anniversary of a genocide the world did nothing to stop. Two years ago when I was in Rwanda I met a man who had lost almost his entire family in the killing spree. He warned me that critical to the future of his country would be the stories… more

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