Jude Whyte

Jude Whyte was born in Belfast in 1957 to Catholic parents. In April 1984 his life changed forever when his mother, a part-time taxi driver, was killed in a bomb blast outside the family home.Read more

Wilma Derksen

In November 1984 Wilma and Cliff Derksen’s 13-year-old daughter, Candace, went missing on her way home from school in Winnipeg, Canada. It wasn’t until 22 years later that Mark Grant was charged with her murder and received a 25 year life sentence. However in 2017, Grant was found ‘not guilty’ in a second trial and released.Read more

Bjørn Magnus Jacobsen Ihler

Bjørn Magnus Jacobsen Ihler is a survivor of the July 2011 attacks on Utøya island in Norway when right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik shot and killed 69 people and injured 110 others.Read more

Alistair Little

Alistair Little joined the Protestant paramilitaries at the age of 14. Three years later, too young to receive a life sentence, he was detained under the Secretary of State’s Pleasure (SOSP) and served a 13-year prison sentence in Long Kesh and H-blocks.Read more

Tracey Ford

"Forgiveness is not saying that what happened was OK, it’s being able to say within your heart that...you won’t let it stop you...seeing humanity in the person who has hurt you."Read more

Ray Minniecon

"Reconciliation only happens when you’re restored in your own spirit."Read more

Salimata Badji-Knight

"Circumcising us was their way of seeking revenge - repeating a crime which had been done to them."Read more

Wael Salame

"If Palestinian freedom fighters and former Israeli soldiers can form a group with a common cause, then anyone can."Read more

Jasna

Jasna met her husband, a fellow Bosnian, while she was growing up in Germany. When they returned home to Bosnia in 1991 she was 18, already a mother and pregnant with their second child. The conflict that was engulfing parts of former Yugoslavia still seemed far away.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