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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 had to forgive myself or else I couldn’t get rid of my militaristic mindset."
"I continue to voice and write letters within my community and to government agencies about the abuses that exist on my reservation."
"I chose forgiveness because I did not want to be destroyed by bitterness. What happened was out of my control, but how I respond is within my control."
"When things began to make sense, when the hurt and bitterness had died down – that’s when I found myself in a place of forgiveness."
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