Ebor Lecture: Marina Cantacuzino

Published: 1/05/2018

‘Where Love and Justice Finally Meet’: The place for forgiveness in mending broken relationships’

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Marina Cantacuzino, founder of The Forgiveness Project

York St John welcomes Marina Cantacuzino as the next speaker in the Ebor Lecture series as she explores the intersection between turbulence and forgiveness in relationships. Amid a global rush towards hate, division and insularity, Marina will examine how forgiveness and humanising narratives can help break cycles of violence, transform relationships and restore hope. 

Join Marina to discover how and why she founded The Forgiveness Project, an anthology and collective of stories from those who have rebuilt their lives following trauma and turbulence. Alongside this, she will explain her own understanding of forgiveness and the ways in which forgiveness can be used as a tool for healing and recovery.      

Drawing on the theme of Peace and Reconciliation for this year’s Ebor lecture series, Maria will navigate the complexity of broken relationships and analyses how to dispel bitterness and anger in order to find peace.  

Much of the work of The Forgiveness Project follows survivors of traumatic experience.  The project was set up to tell the real stories of people whose response to being harmed was not a call for revenge but rather a quest for restoration and healing. It seeks not only to find answers to troubling situations but to put endless questioning to rest and replace it with peace and hope. The project was set up in response to the invasion of Iraq in 2008; 2018 marks the tenth anniversary of the project.

To discover more about Marina’s project and her passion for forgiveness, book your free ticket to the Ebor Lecture here.

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