The Forgiveness Project believes that resilience, compassion and understanding are key to developing a sense of our shared humanity. Children and young people have the ability to bring about change through developing new perspectives and putting their ideas into action.

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.

I believe exposing students to models of healthy forgiveness and then having them analyze and reflect on the how’s and why’s that person came to forgive, gives them lifelong tools that transcend any academic lesson I could possibly teach them. To learn to forgive authentically and well is an essential life skill that is not attained by osmosis and, yet, if learned guarantees a happier, more fulfilled life. — Ginger Lewis, Teacher

Education Resources

Our Education Resources are for young people aged 14+ to explore forgiveness and related concepts through a range of activities. We currently offer two types of resources:

Philosophy for Children are a series of four resources to explore forgiveness through questioning, dialogue and reflection as a P4C enquiry or within other lessons.

Stories of Forgiveness are a series of nine lessons exploring Forgiveness and Justice, Why do people forgive? and Forgiving the Unforgivable.

Hire Exhibition

The F Word exhibition is available for hire and provides additional stimulus for students, staff and parents to engage in further dialogue, critical thinking and creative response around forgiveness in the community.

To hire the exhibition, please contact

Get in touch

We would love to hear your ideas, thoughts or questions about our education work, so please do get in touch at