Janis Hillard

"Forgiveness is removing the power and control he had over me and replacing my anger and resentment with joy and love."Read more

Liz Stone

Liz Stone was just 16 when her best friend was murdered; compounding her existing depression she was later hospitalized for attempted suicide. After a series of abusive relationships, she married and started a family, but the trauma of her past caught up with her.Read more

Wael Salame

Wael Salame lives in Anata, East Jerusalem. In 1990 he was arrested as he crossed into Israel from the West Bank on his way to blow up an Israeli police building. After five years in prison, he turned his back on violence.Read more

Ginn Fourie and Letlapa Mphahlele

"I have come to understand forgiveness as a process which involves the principled decision to give up your justifiable right to revenge."Read more

Natalia Aggiano

"I’ll never forget what he did – but forgiving has brought me peace inside."Read more

Jean-Baptiste Ntakirutimana

"Since I had personally been forgiven for all my wrongs, I was coming to him in the same spirit of forgiveness."Read more

Ish Kode Bish Iki / Morris (Doc) Mosay

Ish Kode Bish Iki (Morris ‘Doc’ Mosay) was taken from his family as a young boy and placed in a Native American boarding school where children were immersed in European-American culture in order to “civilize” and “Christianize” them. The number of Native American children in these schools reached a peak in the 1970s, with an estimated enrollment of 60,000.Read more

Charlotte Maude

In April 1999, three-year-old Isabel Maude suffered multiple organ failure and cardiac arrest as a result of doctors failing to recognise the life-threatening symptoms of Necrotising Fasciitis, a bacteria that rapidly eats the flesh. Isabel survived, but was left with a large wound requiring extensive plastic surgery.Read more

Sammy Rangel

Sammy Rangel spent most of his early years in mental institutions, foster homes, and detention homes. It wasn’t until a drug abuse program helped him rehabilitate that Sammy began to further his education and start working for a Safe Streets Outreach Program in Wisconsin.Read more

Yulie Cohen

Yulie Cohen was a 22-year-old El Al stewardess when, in 1978, she was wounded in a terrorist attack in London which left one person dead and many injured. Over two decades later, she has written to the British Home Office for the release of the gunman who wounded her in the El Al attack.Read more