Hanneke Coates

The Forgiveness Project

Long Shadows of the Past and Surviving Intergenerational Trauma

Bristol800/
Fri 18 March 2016

The Forgiveness Project

Long Shadows of the Past and Surviving Intergenerational Trauma

Hanneke Coates
Fri 18 March 2016,

The Forgiveness Project collects and shares real stories of forgiveness, transformation and hope to build understanding, encourage reflection and enable people to reconcile and move forward from pain, hurt and trauma. Their Forgiveness Conversations examine different themes related to the complex and highly contested subject of forgiveness. They aim to provide a safe place where people can explore difference and division, as well as sharing their own stories and experiences.

As hurts and grievances extend across generations in longstanding and escalating global conflicts, the issue of forgiveness seems more relevant than ever, however hard this is.

Duncan Morrow, Hanneke Coates, Angela Findlay and Marian Liebmann explore the impact of trauma and war on their own families and communities. Ranging over war crimes and conflicts in Northern Ireland, Indonesia and Germany, they consider what it takes for people to take the journey from dehumanisation to re-humanisation.

This is one of the events in a special weekend of activity looking at endings and beginnings (a theme which will also be part of other festival events in 2016). It is part of Bristol800: a programme throughout 2016 marking significant anniversaries in the city and what they mean for Bristol now and into the future. Bristol800 is an initiative of Bristol Cultural Development Partnership (Arts Council England, Bristol City Council and Business West).

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