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.The Forgiveness Project has no religious or political associations.
In 2012 Marina spoke at the UN before Secretary General Ban Ki-moon about her work and is a contributor in the film documentary Beyond Right and Wrong directed by Roger Spotiswoode. She also teaches about the Trauma Cycle, Restorative Circles and runs workshops exploring concepts of forgiveness and restorative storytelling.
In 2015 Marina’s book The Forgiveness Project: Stories for a Vengeful Age (Jessica Kingsley Publishers) was published in the US and UK. In 2018, Forgiveness is Really Strange, was published by Singing Dragon, co-authored by Marina and Dr Masi Noor, and illustrated by Sophie Standing.
Local journalist Marina Cantacuzino discusses her work on the Forgiveness Project and her new book ‘Forgiveness is Really Strange’ with Professor Anthony Costello, local author and WHO director of Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health.