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.
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 Forgiveness Project’s Education Resources aim to support schools to develop a dialogue with students around forgiveness and to encourage communities to foster more empathic and compassionate behaviours.
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.
What is forgiveness and why do we even choose to forgive those who have harmed us? The Forgiveness Project’s books and toolboxes explore these questions together with skills that enable individuals and groups to transform the impact of harm and violence.
In The Forgiveness Project's 8th Annual Lecture, Sally Kohn explores the epidemic of hate all around us and explains how we can stop it and repair our humanity.
For most people forgiveness has conditions. For example, some people will only forgive if they receive a genuine apology. For others, forgiveness is an act of self-preservation and to wait for an apology simply puts control in the wrong hands.
"When I was told that David had been killed, the first words that came out of my mouth were, 'do not take revenge in the name of my son'."
At The Forgiveness Project we believe that stories of hope have an important role to play in creating a more peaceful world. If you value our work, please consider making a donation to The Forgiveness Project and join a growing movement of people who believe in the transformative power of compassion and conversation.