NEWS: Ginn Fourie and Letlapa Mphahlele come to the UK for ‘Beyond Forgiving’ speaking tour

We are delighted to be one of three charities working to bring the South African protagonists of the award-winning documentary ‘Beyond Forgiving’ to the UK next month. Ginn Fourie and Letlapa Mphahlele will be sharing their powerful story of reconciliation as they host a series of public screenings and educational workshops in Belfast, Bradford, Durham,… more

NEWS: BBC3 – Can Criminals Say Sorry?

As part of BBC3’s Crime and Punishment season, the final episode to be screened at 9pm on Monday, 14th April asks, Can Criminals Say Sorry? The programme features three of our storytellers, Peter Woolf, Will Riley and Jo Nodding. All three have taken part in Restorative Justice conferences and for all three their lives were… more

NEWS: Report published of research trip to US & Canada – Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship

Marina Cantacuzino, Founder/ Director of The Forgiveness Project has published her report documenting her research trip to America and Canada as a Winston Churchill Travelling Fellow. The report,  Transforming Lives through the power of personal narrative: Innovative Restorative Justice Programes in Custodial and Community Settings can be read here. The aim of her Fellowship was… more

BLOG: Why Rwanda Needs Healing Narratives

This April Rwandans will remember the 20th anniversary of a genocide the world did nothing to stop. Two years ago when I was in Rwanda I met a man who had lost almost his entire family in the killing spree. He warned me that critical to the future of his country would be the stories… more

NEWS: Speakers at first ‘Conversation on Forgiveness’ inspire hope that peace is possible

On 17th March in London the first in The Forgiveness Project’s series of thought-provoking ‘Conversations on Forgiveness’ took place at St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace with a screening of the award-winning documentary, ‘Beyond Forgiving’.  This powerful film depicts how two South Africans – a mother whose daughter was killed and the former liberation… more

EVENT: Narrative Practitioners Forum – 19 March 2014, 5.30pm

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 … more

NEWS: RESTORE highly commended For “outstanding rehabilitative work” by Robin Corbett Award

We are absolutely delighted that RESTORE’s use of real stories to help offenders reflect on their own behaviour and motivate them to change was highly commended this week by the Robin Corbett Award for Prisoner Rehabilitation 2014. The judging panel – which included Eoin McLennan-Murray, President of the Prison Governors’ Association, Juliet Lyon, director of… more

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