The Forgiveness Project

The Forgiveness Project

The Forgiveness Project is a UK based charity that uses storytelling to explore how ideas around forgiveness, reconciliation and conflict resolution can be used to impact positively on people’s lives, through the personal testimonies of both victims and perpetrators of crime and violence. Our aim is to provide tools that facilitate conflict resolution and promote behavioural change. Central to the work is our commitment to work with ex-offenders and victims of crime as a way of modeling a restorative process. To achieve this we:

• Collect & share real stories of forgiveness and reconciliation to help individuals transform the pain and conflict in their own lives.

• Run a restorative justice programme in prisons helping build community resilience by working with victims to rehabilitate offenders.

• Create resources for schools to educate young people about peaceful solutions to conflict.

• Provide tools for resolving hurt and conflict by holding events and running training programmes.


To open up a dialogue about forgiveness and promote understanding through awareness, education and transformation.


Awareness – raise the debate about forgiveness by collecting and sharing personal stories.

Education – encourage and empower people to explore the nature of forgiveness and alternatives to conflict and revenge

Transformation – engage civil society, as well as transform hearts and minds

About Us

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