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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Duma Kumalo

"Having been saved myself I feel I must do my best to save others."

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Gayle Kirschenbaum

"We all have pain. How we deal with it is our choice."

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Linda Apo and Marilyn Vierra

"It was also an opportunity for me to apologise to my family and for them to tell me how my actions had hurt them."

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Terry Caffey

"I told them that killing these boys will not bring my family back."

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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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Support us

Please consider helping us promote humanising stories to transform hate into hope and conflict into conversation by donating to The Forgiveness Project.

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