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Angela Findlay

2022-11-14T18:10:19+00:00

"Forgiveness has helped me to see the process of working through my transgenerational transmission of unresolved trauma, guilt and shame as a gift."

Paul Kohler

2022-11-14T14:43:40+00:00

"Forgiving the perpetrator is a means of dealing with your internal issues and ensuring you’re not embittered by the experience."

Gethin Jones

2022-11-14T18:18:15+00:00

"For me forgiveness started with first forgiving the system, then forgiving my mum and eventually forgiving myself."

Figen Murray

2022-11-14T16:28:05+00:00

"Forgiveness became the vehicle I used to stay within my own humanity."

Lis Cashin

2022-11-16T16:17:32+00:00

"My journey to healing started with self-forgiveness and then it became compassion."

Joan Scourfield

2022-11-14T17:51:10+00:00

"I used to feel that if I forgive Jacob it meant I’d forgotten James but now that Jacob has done so well forgiving him feels really natural."

Elizabeth and Fernando Jimenez

2021-08-05T12:20:22+01:00

"At first it was very difficult to forgive Nick but then I realised it was not about forgiving the man but about forgiving his stupidity."

Ivan Humble

2021-02-25T09:31:40+00:00

"I had been totally focused on our differences but after three months of talking to Khalil I discovered common ground."

Andrea Martinez

2022-11-14T15:38:41+00:00

"Deciding to forgive was a process, it’s not something that can happen overnight."

Jacob Dunne

2022-11-16T09:34:27+00:00

"It’s extraordinary to think that the people I harmed the most were the people to judge me the least."

Anne-Marie Cockburn

2022-11-14T18:15:15+00:00

"They wanted him to be punished but I just said, "I'll never ever get justice for Martha because she's dead so why waste two young lives instead of just one"."

Susan Waters

2022-03-22T17:37:54+00:00

"I sense a freedom in trusting the process of life, that justice will find its own course and consequence."

Madeleine Black

2021-02-25T15:10:28+00:00

"I used to think that they were evil, but I started to understand that they didn't come into this world that way."

Hanneke Coates

2021-03-19T14:27:46+00:00

"I thought I had forgiven my Japanese captors, and yet was always aware of the hairs rising in the nape of my neck when I heard a Japanese voice."

Grace Idowu

2022-11-16T19:34:38+00:00

"When I recovered myself I told him, 'I’m not crying for David, I’m crying for you. What have you done with your life?"'

Shad Ali

2021-02-26T11:00:30+00:00

"Forgiveness came from wondering how on earth someone could inflict that kind of pain on another human being without feeling anything."

David Rogers

2021-02-26T13:24:13+00:00

"My wife and I both said after the trial, Adam’s life is gone, but we don’t want to see another life ruined."

Geoff Thompson

2022-11-16T16:17:03+00:00

"Forgiveness is pragmatic. It offers a real and lasting vengeance."

Tracey Ford

2021-03-23T16:50:21+00:00

"My work involves trying to give young people hope, helping them see there is life beyond their teenage years."

Jo Nodding

2021-03-04T16:00:15+00:00

"I’m not a victim any more, I’m a survivor."

Denise Rhodes

2021-03-04T16:15:48+00:00

"He was just a kid, and a bit thick, and here he was in prison, with a criminal record and I was responsible for that."

Elizabeth Turner

2021-03-04T16:22:59+00:00

"For me forgiveness is about finding an inner peace and accepting the cards you’ve been handed in life."

Matthew James

2021-03-05T11:43:15+00:00

"On leaving the prison I realised that things had changed for me; I’d gone from being a victim of crime to being able to see things more from Billy’s point of view."

Margaret Foxley

2021-08-26T10:16:13+01:00

"Forgiveness for me is a healing process, but it depends on people communicating and understanding."

Kathleen Key

2021-03-23T16:53:27+00:00

"I needed to know why he had been drinking; what had brought him to that point in his life where he had no thought for anyone else?"

Yulie Cohen

2021-03-05T14:12:37+00:00

"Once I had felt forgiveness for my attacker, I saw that I also had to forgive my parents."

Peter Woolf and Will Riley

2021-03-05T14:55:35+00:00

"Talking is the only way forward. People who don’t talk (which is the majority of victims) are delaying and even maintaining the pain."

Rosalyn Boyce

2021-03-05T16:08:54+00:00

"I said that it was my forgiveness to give and that what he decided to do with it was up to him."

Julie Chimes

2021-03-05T09:54:03+00:00

"I refused to be pigeonholed as a grim faced victim, although this was the angle many photographers and journalists wanted."

Richard McCann

2021-09-07T08:16:48+01:00

"I don't believe forgiveness is a one off act; it’s rather something that enters and leaves our consciousness like the tide and it requires working through continually."

Gill Hicks

2022-11-14T11:12:11+00:00

"Through my experience and the sharing of my story, my work has helped create an alternative narrative, that we are all interconnected and interdependent."

Simon Wilson

2021-03-11T17:18:28+00:00

"I think everyone has the capacity to forgive but they sometimes need help finding those inner resources."

Sue Hanisch

2021-03-12T12:29:01+00:00

"Through my experience I have come to believe that we are all equally capable of being the victim and the perpetrator."

Marie Fatayi-Williams

2021-03-05T10:55:49+00:00

"You need to work hard to achieve peace. It doesn’t just come on a platter of good. You cannot give what you don’t have."

John Carter

2021-03-12T09:27:05+00:00

"They gave me the resolve to not steal and to certainly not commit violence against another person ever again."

Jo Berry and Pat Magee

2022-11-16T16:17:13+00:00

"No matter which side of the conflict you’re on, had we all lived each other's lives, we could all have done what the other did."

Michael Watson

2021-03-12T10:47:53+00:00

"Certainly I believe in the concept of forgiveness. It is always better to give than to receive."

Marian Partington

2022-11-11T08:19:26+00:00

"Working towards forgiveness seems to be the most imaginative way of becoming free and offering freedom."

Charlotte Maude

2021-03-12T13:02:29+00:00

"We live in a blame culture where people now assume that if anything goes wrong you should sue."

David

2021-03-12T13:08:13+00:00

"I don’t deserve forgiveness, but unless you can reach that point where you feel OK, you can never fully heal and move on."

Denise Green

2021-03-12T13:17:16+00:00

"Forgiveness was not a word I used at first, but hearing the bitterness and anger I knew I didn’t want to go down that road."

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