The Forgiveness Project is a UK-based charity that uses real stories of victims and perpetrators of crime to help people explore ideas around forgiveness and alternatives to revenge.
Central to our work is the sharing of personal accounts about people’s transformative journeys, which is done through our ‘the F Word’ exhibition and via the programmes we run within prisons, schools, community groups and companies.
These story-led initiatives operate at a local, national and international level and encourage individuals to reflect on their current perspectives and their future life path. Rather than give advice or tell people what to think, The Forgiveness Project works by inviting those involved to see whether they can relate to the stories they hear and to take steps in trying to see a different perspective on their circumstances.
With no political or religious affiliations, The Forgiveness Project’s independent and inclusive approach ensures our core message - that everyone has the potential to change their perspective and break the cycle of vengeance - resonates across all ages and cultures.
In providing tools that can facilitate conflict resolution and reconciliation The Forgiveness Project encourages behavioural change and impacts positively on people’s lives, whatever their story.