Resolving rifts and healing grievances: finding peace in family relationships
At the end of 2015, The Forgiveness Project announced its intention to work more broadly, moving away from telling only the extreme and shocking stories and concentrate as well on the kind of unresolved hurts that fester within families, the grievances that rip friendships apart. Just as with the bigger and more extreme stories on The Forgiveness Project website, forgiveness in daily life is an extraordinarily useful tool that has the ability to repair broken relationships.
To mark this we’re delighted to announce the first Forgiveness Conversation of 2016 will reflect on this shift with a conversation between our Founder, Marina Cantacuzino and Maria Arpa, one of the UK’s top mediators and Founder of the Centre for Peaceful Solutions.
The real conversation though will be between Maria and the audience. Maria will demonstrate, with a volunteer from the audience, how the Dialogue Road Map she developed can help to resolve grievances peacefully and mend family rifts. Maria’s experience ranges from Multi-National Corporate conflict to Street Gang threats to life and everything in between. As Maria says, “Trauma and conflict paralyses people from managing their daily lives or worse, leads to physical violence and destruction of families and communities. Whatever the reason for a communication breakdown, healthy dialogue is at the heart of healthy decisions.”
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm (doors open at 6pm)
Venue: St Ethelburga’s, London, EC2N 4AG
Tickets: £15 / £8 concs. – available here.
Not recommended for children under 12 years. As the evening will explore an audience member’s personal issues on this occasion we will not be filming the Conversation.