"International Forgiveness Day is dedicated to evoking the healing power of forgiveness worldwide." International Forgiveness Day was created by the World Forgiveness Alliance, a non-denominational, educational foundation.

Beyond Right and Wrong

Credit: Lekha Singh

Stories


Azim Khamisa

By: Monica Olson

Azim Khamisa founded the Tariq Khamisa Foundation to encourage forgiveness.

Immaculee Ilibagiza

By: Molly from Spokane

Immaculee Ilibagiza demonstrates the power of forgiveness.



Desmond Tutu

By: Wendy Jewell from The MY HERO Project

Desmond Tutu worked to end apartheid in South Africa and encourages forgiveness.

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

By: Jared from San Diego

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela dedicated his life to abolishing apartheid and establishing a democracy in South Africa.

Louis Zamperini

By: Annika from Eden Prairie

Louis Zamperini was a WW2 prisoner of war survivor who forgave his tormentor and inspires others to forgive.

Amy Biehl

By: Stephanie Cole

Amy Biehl gave her life to ending apartheid in South Africa.



Mahatma Gandhi

By: Elisa from Villeurbanne, France

"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will."

Mattie Stepanek

By: Jim Hawkins

Mattie Stepanek is a hero to people of all ages around the world.



Kathy Eldon

By: Wendy Jewell

Kathy Eldon inspired by her son, works for peace and tolerance.

Dr. Jeni Stepanek

By: Slater Jewell-Kemker

Dr. Jeni Stepanek is interviewed by MY HERO's Slater Jewell-Kemker.

Kiki Vo

By: Rebecca Miller

Kiki Vo suffered terrible burns and experienced bullying in school but has accomplished so much and forgiven so many.

Lyndon Harris: People Making a Difference

By: Marilyn Jones<br>Contributor of The Christian Science Monitor<br> <h5>Permission to use this material<br> was granted by <a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/2009/0727/p07s01-lign.html"target="blank">The Christian Science Monitor</a>. </h5>

Lyndon Harris: People Making a Difference founded The Gardens of Forgiveness Project.

Anne Frank

By: Emma from Greytown, New Zealand

"Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart."
~ Anne Frank

John Wallach

By: Susannah Abbey

John Wallach helps young people learn to make friends of enemies.



Marianne Williamson

By: Wendy Jewell from The MY HERO Project

Marianne Williamson is the founder of the Department of Peace Campaign.

In aftermath of Ebola, Sierra Leone finds forgiveness is a powerful resource

Permission to use this material was granted by The Christian Science Monitor.

My Father, Ronald Reagan

By: Ron Reagan, Jr.

My Father, Ronald Reagan talks about his father's examples and those of the Tibetan Monks and Nelson Mandela

Art


Martin Luther King, Jr.

By: Robert Shetterly



Anne Frank

By: Anna Sponer

Heart of the World

By: Anna Chromy

Mattie and Micah

By: Karen Derrico

Forgiveness

By: Josh & Slater

Film


Azim Khamisa: The Tool of Forgiveness

Producer: The Institute for Advancing Unity/The Working Group

A grieving father overcomes tragedy by creating something beautiful in his son's name.

The Bridge

Producer: Jeton Neziraj

A lovely animated tale of a special bridge. Kosovo

Law of Love

Producer: Rahul Brown

In 2007, children from Pakistan and India wrote letters to each other for peace.

Love Hate Love [Trailer]

Producer: Dana Nachman and Don Hardy

Finding a way to move on in the wake of stunning violence.

Kiki Vo

Producer: The Working Group

Kiki Vo is an extraordinary Sacramento student who, through her perserverence, strong character, and ability to Forgive, has been able to celebrate life, finding happiness and success

The Tool of Forgiveness shown in Senegalese Classroom [High-Resolution]

Producer: Cheikh Seck

Senegalese students offer their opinions on Azim Khamisa's short film, "The Tool of Forgiveness".

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