"Forgiveness is removing the power and control he had over me and replacing my anger and resentment with joy and love." Read more
"This book will become a moral guide to readers, including young people, on how to make the world a better place." - Prof. Simon Baron-Cohen Read more
The Forgiveness Project shares stories of forgiveness in order to build hope, empathy and understanding.
The Forgiveness Project’s unique contribution to this debate is to provide a space of enquiry rather than argument, to ask questions rather than provide answers, and to explore key aspects of forgiveness and its impact through individual real life stories.
Analysis of the many stories The Forgiveness Project has collected over the years shows that while forgiveness is not a linear process, and seldom a one-off event, nevertheless certain qualities and values feature in most of the stories.
These stories come from all over the world and whether they focus on mending broken hearts or broken communities, show that forgiveness is about connecting to a common, shared humanity.
RESTORE is The Forgiveness Project’s award-winning, intensive group based intervention programme that supports prisoners in their process of change towards desistance from crime.
The Forgiveness Project’s Education Resources aim to support schools to develop a dialogue with students around forgiveness and to encourage communities to foster more empathic and compassionate behaviours.
The F Word: Stories of Forgiveness exhibition is a thought provoking collection of arresting images and personal narratives exploring forgiveness in the face of atrocity.
What is forgiveness and why do we even choose to forgive those who have harmed us? The Forgiveness Project’s books and toolboxes explore these questions together with skills that enable individuals and groups to transform the impact of harm and violence.
"I tried to hide my tears from the other prisoners who wouldn’t have understood why I was crying about the pain of my oppressors. It was the first time I felt empathy."
At the age of ten, twins Eva and Miriam Mozes, were taken to Auschwitz where Dr Josef Mengele used them for medical experiments. Both survived, but Miriam died in 1993.
"While I believed that forgiveness was generally a good thing, I had never considered forgiving the man who killed my mother. That brand of forgiveness was for extremists who went on Oprah."
Archbishop Desmond Tutu was the chairman of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). The TRC was created by Nelson Mandela’s government in 1995.