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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.
"I wanted to kill Vincent. But I couldn’t find him, and so I started killing myself."
"How can you ask for forgiveness from others, if you can’t forgive yourself?"
"My desire to harm Torben grew. I wanted to really frighten him, and so one day I telephoned him and told him I wanted to kill him."
"I made friends with a Palestinian deportee and began to see that the so-called enemy were just people like him."
An award-winning, intensive group based intervention programme that supports prisoners in their process of change towards desistance from crime.
A thought provoking collection of arresting images and personal narratives exploring forgiveness in the face of atrocity.
Download our free Education Resources now to explore forgiveness, justice and empathy with young people aged 14+.
This two day workshop will examine storytelling as a tool for change by drawing on 15 years learning from The Forgiveness Project. It will look at forgiveness as a response to reducing pain and explore how narrative and lived experience can reach across the rifts of gender, race, belief and culture.