"Reconciliation only happens when you’re restored in your own spirit." Read more
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.
"Forgiveness is not saying that what happened was OK, it’s being able to say within your heart that...you won’t let it stop you...seeing humanity in the person who has hurt you."
"Reconciliation only happens when you’re restored in your own spirit."
"Circumcising us was their way of seeking revenge - repeating a crime which had been done to them."
"If Palestinian freedom fighters and former Israeli soldiers can form a group with a common cause, then anyone can."
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