NEWS: Our 10th Anniversary Christmas Appeal

This year has been our 10th anniversary – a landmark for The Forgiveness Project. We know we would not be here without the support, both financial and otherwise, of so many people, allowing us to grow into an organisation with a reach far exceeding anything we could ever have hoped for. As we come to… more

NEWS: The Forgiveness Project awarded the Longford Prize!

On Thursday 27th November we were thrilled to be awarded the 2014 Longford Prize.  The Longford Prize recognises the contribution of an individual, group or organisation working in the area of penal or social reform in showing outstanding qualities of humanity, courage, persistence, originality and commitment to diversity.  Having been runner-up in 2007 it was… more

NEWS: Forgiving the unforgiveable

On 1st December 2014, we held the last in our series of ’10 Conversations on Forgiveness’ at St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, bringing what has been an immensely successful programme to a close. At our final talk Marina Cantacuzino, founder and director of The Forgiveness Project, was in conversation with Richard McCann whose… more

NEWS: The right words at the right time…

On the 10th November we held the penultimate event in our series of ten ‘Conversations on Forgiveness’ at St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace – How can Words help heal pain? Exploring how the written and spoken word can help the recovery process were Mr Gee, the acclaimed London poet and musician, and Marian Partington, whose… more

BLOG: Storytelling – The Most Human of Arts

It has been said that the most difficult time comes after a revolution — a sentiment born out in the tough reality of post-apartheid South Africa. At a conference in Bloemfontein that set out to examine issues of freedom, responsibility and reconciliation, a young black South African man posed a difficult question. “I was born… more

NEWS: The potential of empathy…

For our eighth Conversation on Forgiveness, Does knowing someone’s story make it harder to hate them?, Jo Berry and Pat Magee came together to discuss their experiences of building a relationship. Almost thirty years ago to the day, Jo’s father was killed when the IRA bombed the Grand Hotel Brighton and Pat was the IRA activist… more

NEWS: Launch of the Flame of Forgiveness Fortnight

 The Forgiveness Project was delighted to contribute to the Flame of Forgiveness Fortnight which launched at Marlborough Court care home in Thamesmead on 6th October 2014.  Flame of Forgiveness Fortnight is a new initiative between care homes and schools to commemorate the centenary of World War 1 and our role was to provide materials for… more

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