Stories of forgiveness 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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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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Author: Katalin Karolyi

Education Resources

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.

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Author: Katalin Karolyi

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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Further resources

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.