Powerful real-life stories from survivors and perpetrators of crime and violence worldwide are told here, revealing the very real impact of forgiveness on their lives. They raise the possibility of alternatives to resentment, retaliation and revenge and prompt the question ‘how can we define forgiveness?’
The Forgiveness Project: Stories for a vengeful age
Paperback. Written by Marina Cantacuzino. Forewords by Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and Alexander McCall Smith.
Examining themes of forgiveness, reconciliation and conflict transformation, this book brings together the personal testimonies of both survivors and perpetrators of crime and violence and asks the question whether forgiveness may have more currency than revenge in an age, which seems locked into the cycle of conflict.
“This reassuring and uplifting book testifies to the truth of forgiveness–freestanding, not dependent upon faith, but upon humanity. It is both provocative and full of hope.“