NEWS: High Down Prison Short Films 6 of 7 – Sorted

Through the digital media  accredited course we ran at High Down prison in Surrey  during 2008-9 we made several short films devised and created by prisoners chronicling their life stories and ideas around forgiveness.  Committing stories to film is a powerful way to strengthen victim empathy and convey remorse.

NEWS: High Down Prison Short Films 5 of 7 – Room

Through the digital media  accredited course we ran at High Down prison in Surrey  during 2008-9 we made several short films devised and created by prisoners chronicling their life stories and ideas around forgiveness.  Committing stories to film is a powerful way to strengthen victim empathy and convey remorse.

NEWS: High Down Prison Short Films 3 of 7 – Hope

Through the digital media  accredited course we ran at High Down prison in Surrey  during 2008-9 we made several short films devised and created by prisoners chronicling their life stories and ideas around forgiveness.  Committing stories to film is a powerful way to strengthen victim empathy and convey remorse.

NEWS: The Forgivness Project Bristol pilot

In October 2008 Sandra Barefoot from Visible Thinking and Marina Cantacuzino from The Forgiveness Project began to creatively explore the concept of forgiveness with young people with the aim of developing resources for teachers.  A decision was made to use film, music and drama as creative approaches to explore the concept of forgiveness with young… more

BLOG: Desmond Tutu to Consider: Is Violence Ever Justified?

Last October, The Forgiveness Project – a UK-based charity which explores forgiveness and conflict resolution through the stories of real people – held a controversial event at The House of Commons in collaboration with the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Conflict Issues. On the day after the 25th anniversary of the Brighton bombing, Patrick Magee, the man responsible for planting… more

BLOG: What Redemption For a Child Killer?

In November 1993, Gitta Sereny, the distinguished biographer of Albert Speer, wrote in a British Sunday newspaper that the killers of two-year old Jamie Bulger, Jon Venables and Robert Thompson, were still children and therefore had a chance of one day being rehabilitated back into society. Comparing their prospects to the successful rehabilitation of child killer Mary Bell – the… more

BLOG: Sexual Abuse…What Place for Forgiveness?

A remarkable woman came into my office last year. As director of The Forgiveness Project — a UK-based organization which explores forgiveness through real-life stories — I have met a lot of remarkable people, but Susan’s story touched me more than most. (“Susan” is not the woman’s real name, but is being used in this post for the… more

BLOG: The Easy Path to Islamic Extremism

In No Enemy to Conquer – a fascinating examination of forgiveness in an unforgiving world – the author, Michael Henderson, refers to the malicious rumors of 2007 which alleged that presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama had once attended a radical Muslim school in Indonesia. Henderson’s deep disquiet over this incident is because the War on Terror has… more

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