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EVENT: Archbishop Tutu Lecture Highlights

On 12th May 2010 more than 800 people piled into St John’s Smith Square, London, to hear Archbishop Desmond Tutu, founding patron of The Forgiveness Project, deliver our inaugural annual lecture – ‘Is Violence Ever Justified?’  Touching briefly on the Church’s view of a just war and challenging the audience to consider ‘what would you do… more

NEWS: 25 Years after the Brighton Bomb – Forgiveness?

In October 2009, on the 25th anniversary of the Brighton Bomb,  we collaborated with the All Party Parliamentary Group on Conflict Issues ( and invited Pat Magee (the former IRA activist responsible for planting the bomb) to speak alongside Jo Berry, the daughter of Sir Anthony Berry who was killed in the attack.  The event… more

NEWS: Synergy Theatre Project

In 2005 The Forgiveness Project undertook a period of research in HMPs Brixton and Holloway in partnership with Synergy Theatre Project ( and Olivier Award-winning playwright Shelagh Stephenson.  This collaboration was successfully brought to fruition through a theatre production of the resulting commissioned play, The Long Road which opened at London’s Soho Theatre in May… more

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