NEWS: Is the most effective punishment of all remorse?

The sixth in the series of The Forgiveness Project’s ‘Conversations on Forgiveness’ took place on 18 August at St Ethelburga’s Centre for Peace and Reconciliation. The speakers were exploring the difficult question, ‘What’s the point of punishment if society won’t forgive?’ We heard from Shad Ali, whose family struggled to understand how he could forgive… more

EVENT: Performance and participatory workshop at WOMAD festival – 26 July 2014, 11am

For nine months Visible Thinking has been working  in partnership with The Forgiveness Project and the Colston Hall youth ensemble looking at forgiveness and conflict as a musical conversation. As part of this work, Visible Thinking will be conducting  a performance and participatory workshop at WOMAD festival this Saturday from 11.0-0-12.00am in the workshop tent.… more

NEWS: Forgiveness as the ultimate revenge?

For The Forgiveness Project’s 5th Forgiveness Conversation held at St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace in London on Monday 14 June,  the subject that the panel and audience grappled with was “Can Revenge ever Work?” This was the first ever public speaking event for Natalia Aggiano whose mother was murdered by her father in… more

EVENT: Narrative Practitioners Forum – 23 July 2014, 5.30pm

An invitation to those who use personal narrative and story in their work to share best practice and learn from each other. An alive and spontaneous space that nurtures a growing body of wisdom, and encourages creative cross-disciplinary collaborations. This month’s workshop: Going Beyond Tolerance with the Island Method, with Megan Cosgrove – To consolidate respect… more

EVENT: Sunday Assembly – 6 July 2014

Marina Cantacuzino, Founder & Director of The Forgiveness Project will be delivering the Sunday talk on Forgiveness. The Sunday Assembly are a godless congregation that celebrate life. Their motto: live better, help often, wonder more. Their mission: to help everyone find and fulfill their full potential. Their vision: a godless congregation in every town, city and village that… more

NEWS: It is the Responsibility of the Living to Heal the Dead

As hurts and grievances extend across generations in the burgeoning ethnic and factional conflicts of Ukraine, Syria and Iraq, the topic of The Forgiveness Project’s fourth Forgiveness Conversation- How do we deal with unresolved pain when trauma festers across generations?– seemed particular significant. The event, held at St Ethelburga’s in London on 16th June, was expertly… more

NEWS: The greatest challenge to forgiveness is putting mercy before justice

On Monday 19 May St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace was filled with a multi-faith audience ready to discuss what forgiveness means across different religions for The Forgiveness Project’s third ‘Conversation on Forgiveness’ to mark our tenth anniversary. Chairing the discussion “Do you need God to forgive?” was Guardian journalist Madeleine Bunting who in… more

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