The F Word Podcast

The F Word Podcast examines the complex, messy, gripping subject of forgiveness.

In each episode Marina Cantacuzino, a journalist and founder of The Forgiveness Project, talks to a guest who despite having experienced great pain or trauma in their life has found a way through.

Some have forgiven those who’ve harmed them, others are grappling with forgiving themselves. Not everyone is able to forgive. Not everyone has made complete peace with their past.

But all those featured on the show display a strength that has grown out of vulnerability and they all bear witness to the human search for meaning.

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Prison Chronicles

This series of six live conversations was recorded between October 2020 – April 2021 delving deep into the work of RESTORE, The Forgiveness Project’s award-winning prison programme.

In conversation with the storytellers as well as a participant and former officer, these enquiries, like the work of RESTORE, explore our shared humanity and ask us to imagine – if we had lived each other’s lives, would we have done things any differently? More information about the series

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Community Tool Box: Forgiveness and Reconciliation

  • Can forgiveness be granted to those who have committed terrorist acts?
  • Can one forgive in the absence of apology or remorse?
  • Can there be reconciliation following mass murder?

These are some of the questions the Forgiveness and Reconciliation section of the Community Tool Box addresses.

This resource has grown out of the work of The Forgiveness Project and has been developed with support from the Charter for Compassion and in collaboration with The University of Kansas.

You can access this free resource online or download it as a pdf by clicking on the Community Tool Box download icon.

The Forgiveness Toolbox

The Forgiveness Toolbox is a skills-based toolbox that enables individuals and groups to transform the impact of harm and violence and nurture peaceful co-existence.

This toolbox is a collaboration between Dr Masi Noor, Social Psychologist at Keele University, England, and Marina Cantacuzino, Founder of The Forgiveness Project.

The toolbox presents 7 skills including:

  • Building bridges born out of suffering: the skill of relating to another person’s pain
  • Resisting conformity: the skill of finding your own path
  • Recovering from resentment: the skill of letting go of anger and bitterness

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Watch past annual lectures and conversations on forgiveness with our founding patron Desmond Tutu, our storytellers and many other experts and thought leaders.

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