The F-Word: Forgiving in an Unforgiving World – A Talk by The Forgiveness Project Founder Marina Cantacuzino and Author Marian Partington

On Sunday 28th October, we welcome journalist and The Forgiveness Project founder Marina Cantacuzino and writer Marian Partington to deliver a powerful and inspiration lecture, “The F-Word: Forgiveness in an Unforgiving World”.

Marina Cantacuzino is an award-winning journalist who in 2003 began to collect and share humanising stories from around the world, to provide an antidote to the increasingly prevalent narratives of hate. As a result Marina founded, The Forgiveness Project, a UK-based not-for-profit that uses the real stories of victims and perpetrators to explore how ideas around forgiveness, reconciliation and restorative justice can be used to impact positively on people’s lives.

Marian Partington’s deep interest in healing threads through her work as a homœopath for thirty years, in prisons and schools as a story teller and facilitator for The Forgiveness Project since 2005, and as a writer. Her book If You Sit Very Still offers ‘an extraordinary story of inner movement and growth’ (Rowan Williams) as she engages fiercely with the traumatic loss of her sister Lucy who was murdered by Fred and Rosemary West. In 2015 she was a community sabbaticant at the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society at the University of Victoria BC Canada for 3 months, researching into indigenous approaches to traumatic loss, restorative justice and reconciliation.

 

You can find out more about the speakers and The Forgiveness Project here.

Join us for this unmissable talk at 11:30am in St Mary Magdalene Church (adjoining the Bleddfa Centre), followed by drinks, nibbles and book-signing in Hall Barn.

FREE event, donations welcomed.

Tickets must be reserved in advance – contact us on 01547 550377 or hello@bleddfacentre.org.

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