The Forgiveness Project shares stories of forgiveness in order to build hope, empathy and understanding.


Anne-Marie Cockburn

"They wanted him to be punished but I just said, "I'll never ever get justice for Martha because she's dead so why waste two young lives instead of just one"."


Margot Van Sluytman

"At first I hated the very notion of forgiveness. To tell someone who is in pain to forgive is brutal. Forgiveness can’t be prescriptive."

The Forgiveness Project Ruchi Singh

Ruchi Singh

"Forgiveness doesn’t mean saying I’m OK with what he did, it means I can continue with my life in a more peaceful frame of mind."

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