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The Forgiveness Project

The Forgiveness Project collects and shares stories from people who have rebuilt their lives following hurt and trauma. Their experiences bear witness to the resilience of the human spirit, acting as a powerful antidote to narratives of hate and de-humanisation, presenting alternatives to cycles of conflict, crime and injustice.

At the heart of our work is the belief that restorative narratives have the power to transform lives; not only supporting people to move on from harm or trauma, but also building empathy and hope. This idea informs our work across multiple platforms - in publications and educational resources, through the international F Word exhibition, in public events, and our award-winning RESTORE prison programme.
The Forgiveness Project supports people to develop resilience and compassion, transform their relationships and break cycles of hurt and violence.
Meet Marina

Meet Marina

Marina Cantacuzino is an award-winning journalist who has worked for publications including The Guardian, The Telegraph and Hello magazine. In response to the invasion of Iraq, she embarked on a personal project collecting stories of people who had lived through trauma and injustice, and sought forgiveness rather than revenge. With the support of founding patrons Dame Anita Roddick and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Marina founded The Forgiveness Project in 2004. Marina says of the work: “The stories reflect the complex, intriguing and deeply personal nature of forgiveness, occupying a space of inquiry and authenticity rather than dogma or the need to fix. Everything I have learnt about this thorny and complex subject of forgiveness has come from the people who have generously shared their stories with me over the years.”

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