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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 believe that the most dangerous thing in life is to let people become convinced that truth has just one face."
"I hated his actions, but I could not hate the person."
"In my view what he needed was psychotherapy, not prison."
"The anger against the killers was as great as the grief for my family and it burned inside me like a great ball of fire."
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.
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.
We aim to support schools and educators to empower children and young people to explore forgiveness, justice, empathy and compassion through the sharing of real life stories.
"This book will become a moral guide to readers, including young people, on how to make the world a better place." - Prof. Simon Baron-Cohen