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EVENT: Telling the story of sexual violence – 22 June 2017

This next Forgiveness Conversation will explore how we talk about sexual violence. It will examine the role of forgiveness as an act of personal self-preservation and consider the impact of speaking your story publicly. Madeleine Black, a counsellor and Forgiveness Project storyteller, will share her personal experience in conversation with Dr Nina Burrowes, a psychologist… more

The Forgiveness Project – New Director!

We are delighted to announce that Rachel Bird is The Forgiveness Project’s new Director! Rachel has been our Operations Director, in effect Acting Director, since our previous CEO Tim Mungeam stepped down a year ago. Chair of Trustees, Lizzie Nelson said: “During the last year, Rachel has developed The Forgiveness Project, embedding her vision for a progressive… more

EVENT: Forgiveness: Cracking open the heart – 17 May 2017

Our next Forgiveness Conversation will grapple with forgiveness as something which is born out of surrender and the acceptance of loss. We will look at grief and how forgiveness can create a space for living and regrowth. Olivier Clerc, an international lecturer and workshop-leader specialising in forgiveness will speak alongside Anne-Marie Cockburn who has her… more

RECRUITMENT: Paid internship at The Forgiveness Project

The Forgiveness Project has gained a solid reputation for fostering empathy and providing people with tools to break the cycle of harm and retaliation. Over the last year we have been experimenting with a flatter, more progressive organisational culture. This more collaborative way of working has yielded some very exciting developments and placed The Forgiveness Project… more


2016 has been a challenging year for many across the world as views become ever more polarised and communities feel fractured and isolated. The Forgiveness Project works with stories as a tool for change. Collecting and sharing real stories of transformation, we seek to foster tolerance, build empathy and give people the opportunity to break… more

EVENT: Look At Us Now, Mother! – 5 Sept, London

WATCH AN AMAZING FILM AND SUPPORT THE FORGIVENESS PROJECT! The Forgiveness Project, in association with The Together Plan, are hosting a very special screening of Gayle Kirschenbaum’s award winning film Look at Us Now, Mother! This compelling film is about the transformation of a highly charged mother/ daughter relationship from hatred to love, as the… more

NEWS: Living Peace in Caux

Earlier this month The F Word exhibition was displayed at the international CAUX-Initiatives of Change Foundation in Switzerland as part of a conference called Living Peace held by Creators of Peace (CoP). It was so inspiring to see what the organisers had done to transform The F Word to fit into a magnificent space in… more

RESTORE NEWS: Martha’s Mile

At the end of July our award-winning prison programme RESTORE had an astonishing outcome. Earlier this year we delivered RESTORE to a group of women prisoners at HMP Peterborough. The storyteller on the programme was Anne-Marie Cockburn, whose 15-year-old daughter, Martha, died in 2013 after taking half a gram of pure crystallised MDMA (ecstasy). Two… more

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