Show Tells of Trauma, Reconciliation

An extraordinary exhibition telling stories of personal trauma and forgiveness across the world has opened in London, put together by journalist Marina Cantacuzino.

An extraordinary exhibition telling stories of personal trauma and forgiveness across the world has opened in London, put together by journalist Marina Cantacuzino.

With photographs and text, the exhibition tells the stories of former IRA and Loyalist gunmen in Northern Ireland and their victims and how they have sought reconciliation; of aid workers held hostage and raped in Chechnya who refuse to hold on to bitterness; of gays who struggle to forgive the Christian church for its historical enmity towards homosexuality; of South Africans transcending their long pain of apartheid and forgiving their oppressors; and much more.

The exhibition, which will later go on tour around the United Kingdom, also tells of victims who are unable to forgive - including the widow of journalist Danny Pearl, murdered by Islamic extremists in Pakistan.

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Exhibition organiser Marina Cantacuzino writes: "At a time when scenes of atrocity, conflict and crime fill our TV screens and newspapers, when tit-for-tat killings, attacks and counter-attacks seem to grab all the headlines, The Forgiveness Project aims to tell the quieter, less publicised stories of reconciliation. The stories of people who have discovered that the only way to move on in life, is to lay aside hatred and blame."