Stories have the power to transform

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

Questions

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.

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Themes

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.

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Countries

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.

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TJ Leyden

"The easiest thing for me was to give up racism, because it’s an ‘ism’ and people change isms all the time."

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Julie Chimes

"I have learnt that this inner place of forgiveness and peace is available to everyone, everywhere, and in any circumstance."

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Martin Snodden

"My past violent actions were very destructive, but now I’m fighting for peace in a far more constructive manner."

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Bassam Aramin

"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."

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RESTORE Programme

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.

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The F Word exhibition

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.

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Forgiveness is Really Strange

"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

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Education Programme

The Forgiveness Project Education Resources have been designed for teachers and educators to facilitate lessons and discussions exploring forgiveness, justice, empathy and compassion using real-life stories.

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