About Us | Our purpose

The Forgiveness Project collects and shares stories from individuals and communities who have rebuilt their lives following hurt and trauma.

Founded in 2004 by journalist, Marina Cantacuzino, The Forgiveness Project provides resources and experiences to help people examine and overcome their own unresolved grievances. The testimonies we collect bear witness to the resilience of the human spirit and act as a powerful antidote to narratives of hate and dehumanisation, presenting alternatives to cycles of conflict, violence, crime and injustice.

At the heart of The Forgiveness Project is an understanding that restorative narratives have the power to transform lives; not only supporting people to move on from harm or trauma, but also building a climate of tolerance, resilience, hope and empathy. This idea informs our work across multiple platforms - in publications and educational resources, through the international F Word exhibition, in public conversations, and our award-winning RESTORE prison programme.

The stories of forgiveness on our website demonstrate that forgiveness is first and foremost a personal journey, with no set rules or time limits.

We are a secular organisation sharing stories from all faiths and none.

Thank you to our funders: