Irina Krasovskaya

"Forgiveness requires justice. The perpetrators need to be punished, imprisoned and publicly convicted." Read more

Linda Biehl and Easy Nofemela

On 25th August 1993, Amy Biehl, an American Fulbright scholar working in South Africa against apartheid, was beaten and stabbed to death in a black township near Cape Town. In 1998 the four youths convicted of her murder were granted amnesty by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) after serving five years of their sentence – a decision that was supported by Amy’s parents. Read more

Liz Brereton

In August 2008 Liz Brereton’s 21-year-old daughter, Ruth, was killed in a car crash travelling back from Portsmouth to her home in Croydon. Two years later the driver of the car received a two year prison sentence for causing death by dangerous driving and was banned from driving for two years. He was released after one year. Read more

Anne Gallagher

Anne Gallagher was a former nurse from the Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH) in Belfast. She tended to victims of bombs and bullets on both sides of the sectarian divide, as well as many policemen and soldiers. Having a father and three brothers interned in the early days of The Troubles, she has experienced the pain of having close relatives imprisoned and killed. Read more

Fernando and Elizabeth Jimenez

In 2017 Fernando and Elizabeth Jimenez’s 24-year-old daughter, Maria, was killed in a fatal car crash on the A3 motorway outside Guildford. Maria’s friend, Nick, was later convicted of causing death by dangerous driving. As part of their healing Elizabeth and Fernando chose to support and befriend the young man responsible for their daughter’s death. Read more

Andrew Rice

"You can hate me and my brother as much as you like, but I want you to know that I loved your mother and I comforted her when she was crying." Read more

Pardeep Kaleka

In August 2012, Wade Michael Page fatally shot six people in a mass shooting at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. It was the worst race-based attack in the U.S. since the KKK bombed the 16th Street Baptist Church in 1963. In the wake of his father’s murder in the attack, Pardeep Kaleka has become a powerful voice against hate crime and violence. Read more

Elizabeth Turner

On September 11th 2001 Elizabeth Turner’s husband, Simon Turner, was at a breakfast meeting at the World Trade Centre in New York when the twin towers were attacked. Pregnant with their first child, Elizabeth’s life was catapulted into a new direction. Read more

Mike Haines

Mike Haines’ brother, David Haines was a British aid worker who was beheaded by ISIS in 2014. David was working for the international relief agency, Acted, when in March 2013, he was kidnapped on the Turkish border and held captive in Syria. In response to his brother’s death, Mike has travelled the world, spreading a message of unity, tolerance and understanding. Read more

Camilla Carr and Jon James

"I believe forgiveness begins with understanding, but you have to work through layers to obtain it." Read more