BLOG: Finding the Gift in the Wound

Last week I had the privilege to hear an exceptionally powerful talk by Azim Khamisa — a father who lost his only son to gang violence 17 years ago and who I first met in America seven years ago. It is a terrible irony that Azim left Kenya trying to escape the violence of Idi… more

NEWS: TFP’s new Supporters’ Programme

The Forgiveness Project has been fortunate to attract much recognition and praise over its eight years in existence but fundraising for the organisation isn’t easy, and never more so than in these financially challenging times. Despite this work being hard to quantify and measure, we continue to receive a huge amount of evidence that demonstrates… more

NEWS: Making it easy to Get Involved

The Forgiveness Project has made some important changes to the website. Crucially we have redesigned the Get Involved and Donate pages. Please take a moment to take a look around and see how much easier we have made it for you to literally get involved. As well as simply making a donation, you can join… more

NEWS: UNPROVOKED at the Roundhouse

On 12 and 13th November 2011, The Forgiveness Project with support from the Metropolitan Police presented UNPROVOKED at The Roundhouse theatre in Camden. Written by Kathrine Smith and directed by Emily Momoh and Angus Scott-Miller, this short but powerful portrait of girl-on-girl knife crime was based on the experience of Mary Foley whose 15-year-old daughter… more

NEWS: Clare Short asked the question can there be Forgiveness without Justice? The Forgiveness Project Annual Lecture 2011

On 6th October we held our second annual at Union Chapel, Islington to an audience of 500 people. The lecture ‘No Forgiveness Without Justice?’ was delivered by Clare Short, MP for Birmingham Ladywood 1983-2010 and Secretary of State for International Development 1997-2003. Chaired by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown of The Independent, Clare Short’s lecture was preceded by… more

BLOG: No Forgiveness Without Justice?

Justice, like forgiveness, is a loaded word, bandied about by just about everyone – used as much by advocates for penal reform as by those who call for the death penalty. The Forgiveness Project’s 2011 annual lecture therefore was bound to cause robust discussion when Clare Short (Secretary of State for International Development in Tony… more

NEWS: Diploma in Group Facilitation, Conflict Resolution & Counselling Skills (Course Full)

(This Diploma is now full and no more applications are being considered.  Please keep checking this website for details of the Diploma dates for 2012.) The Forgiveness Project is running a one-year part time structured training programme in Group Facilitation, Conflict Resolution and Counselling Skills in association with NAOS, a training therapy and consulting organisation forcusing on… more

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