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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Kemal Pervanic

"Perhaps I forgave because I realised that death can come at any time and take away the opportunity for reconciliation."

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Eva Kor

"I believe with every fibre of my being that every human being has the right to live without the pain of the past."

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Jayne Stewart

"My father was a good son to my grandmother, he is a well-respected member of his local community and he was both a good and an abusive father."

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Alistair Little

"Some people can’t forgive. But that doesn’t mean they’re weak, or that they’ll be consumed by bitterness or anger."

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RESTORE Programme

An 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

A thought provoking collection of arresting images and personal narratives exploring forgiveness in the face of atrocity.

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Education Resources

Download our free Education Resources now to explore forgiveness, justice and empathy with young people aged 14+.

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Resources

What is forgiveness and why do we even choose to forgive those who have harmed us? The Forgiveness Project’s books and resources explore these questions together with skills that enable individuals and groups to transform the impact of harm and violence.

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