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.
"The Restorative Justice conference taught me a lot. I learned that I should not be so judgemental."
"I had the opportunity to retaliate, but I decided that revenge shouldn’t be Terrell’s legacy."
"So long as I still harboured feelings of revenge and hatred, I was locking myself in a prison cell in my own mind. Forgiveness seemed to offer freedom.
"Suddenly I was hit by this immense guilt. How could I hate Muslims when I’d been so welcomed by them!"
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