NEWS: “Peace Starts With Me”

The Forgiveness Project is pleased to support, “Peace Starts With Me”, a new annual commission from Puma.Peace.  Curated by PUMA.Creative Chief Curator, Mark Coetzee, and produced by Shooting People, these films encompass a diverse range of styles; including 35mm live action, experimental animation and fine art.  Conceived as 30 to 90 second films to facilitate online… more

BLOG: Can Forgiveness “Overcome” Cancer?

I have been troubled lately by the title of a new book called, The  Forgiveness Project: The Startling Discovery of How to Overcome  Cancer, Find Health, and Achieve Peace, by Rev. Dr Michael S. Barry.  It’s not simply that the book borrows the same name of The Forgiveness Project I founded in 2004 — thus… more

EVENT: The Forgiveness Project Annual Lecture 2011 – Tickets on Sale Now.

The Forgiveness Project, in association with The Independent newspaper,  is pleased to announce its annual lecture for 2011 on Thursday October 6th (7.00pm) at Union Chapel, Islington. The lecture ‘No Forgiveness Without Justice?’ will be given by Clare Short, MP for Birmingham Ladywood 1983-2010 and Secretary of State for International Development 1997-2003. We are delighted to… more

BLOG: Empathy That Withers Away

Watching CCTV footage of 15-year-old Santre Sanchez Gayle carrying a shot gun and turning up at the door of 26-year-old Gulistan Subasi and shooting her dead, is harrowing.  Little wonder that Gayle was this week sentenced to serve at least 20 years for her murder. Judge Stephen Kramer told Gayle and his co-accused, Izak Billy… more

BLOG: The Dangers of Forgiving Too Easily

The Archbishop of Canterbury has been saying some interesting things about forgiveness this week. He told the Radio Times: ‘I think the 20th century saw such a level of atrocity that it has focused our minds very, very hard on the dangers of forgiving too easily … because if forgiveness is easy it is as… more

NEWS: Diploma in Group Facilitation, Conflict Resolution & Counselling Skills

(The 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.  The course prepares trainees for national accreditation with AHPP. Course directors Bernd… more

NEWS: After Violence

In association with The Forgiveness Project, playwright Tom Underwood’s “After Violence” was performed to a packed audience at St Ethelburga’s, London, on 7th March 2011.  The dramatized reading of the play was followed by a discussion with three of the 50 people who Tom had interviewed for the play and whose stories are featured on this… more

EVENT – 7th March: A Play About Forgiveness

In association with The Forgiveness Project, playwright Tom Underwood’s “After Violence” is playing at St Ethelburgas, London, on 7th March 7pm.  The dramatised reading of the play will be followed by a discussion with some of the people who Tom interviewed for the play  and whose story is featured on this website – Kermal Pervanic,… more

NEWS: Corporate Sponsor Needed

The Forgiveness Project is looking for a corporate sponsor for its new travelling exhibition.  The time has come for us to replace one of our exhibitions, and to produce a new version with updated stories and audio & video capabilities.  If you are interested in sponsoring this exhibition, or know an organisation that might, please… more

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