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The Forgiveness Project

A Terrible Beauty Is Born

Marina Cantacuzino | Posted 09.29.2016 | Home
Marina Cantacuzino

The great accomplishment of Marian Partingon's If You Sit Very Still is its capacity to uncover the gift in the wound which, to paraphrase W.B. Yeats, permits "a terrible beauty" to be born.

Actors Help Inmates Develop Empathy

Marina Cantacuzino | Posted 04.27.2015 | Impact
Marina Cantacuzino

In some small corners of the Californian correctional system something remarkable is happening. A team of actors is helping the toughest and most violent of men learn to be vulnerable.

Forgiving the Unforgivable

Marina Cantacuzino | Posted 06.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Marina Cantacuzino

Working with people who have experienced extreme trauma, I have become convinced that those who have suffered the most have the most to give, if they are only able to reconcile with their past and restore a measure of hope.

Can Forgiveness Overcome Cancer?

Marina Cantacuzino | Posted 08.13.2011 | Religion
Marina Cantacuzino

Dr. Barry explains that he is not saying forgiveness is the Christian thing to do, but that "it's the right thing to do, if what you want is the best chance of beating your disease."

Empathy That Withers Away

Marina Cantacuzino | Posted 07.25.2011 | World
Marina Cantacuzino

Santre Sanchez Gayle's criminal career dates back to the age of 14 but like any other London gang member, his unlawful activity will have started much earlier. Somewhere along the way, empathy -- like an underused muscle -- withered away.

Forgiveness From the Inside Out

Marina Cantacuzino | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marina Cantacuzino

A reader recently wrote in to say that only a couple of our stories are about people who have forgiven themselves. But it's not true. A great many of people, at some level, do include an element of self-forgiveness.