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)
As we mark our 10th anniversary, we are holding a series of thought-provoking dialogues in London around the issue of forgiveness. Over the next ten months each of the ‘Conversations on Forgiveness’ will feature speakers who will explore different aspects of forgiveness, from the impact of betrayal within families to how different faith groups approach […]
An alive and spontaneous space that nurtures a growing body of wisdom, and encourages creative cross-disciplinary collaborations. This session will host two new amazing mini-workshops. 1. “Telling personal stories of transformation”, facilitated by Ben Yeger Everyone has a personal story to tell. Sharing these stories can be transformative for both teller and listeners- this act […]
Beyond Right & Wrong: Stories of Justice and Forgiveness is a film that needs to be seen and now thanks to an inventive distribution method, which promotes the film at the same pace as raising money for worthy nonprofits, it is getting the global reach it deserves. This award-winning documentary feature is about wounded hearts and […]