On September 18, 2019, the first edition of the International Forgiveness Day took place.
This event brought together:
about twenty countries;
a dozen different approaches to forgiveness;
more than 130 events gathering from a few dozen to a few hundred participants.
As the media (TV, radio, newspapers, online media) have well understood and welcomed it, the International Day of Pardon has encouraged the spread of this new understanding of forgiveness that has been emerging over the last ten or twenty years.
This is characterised in particular by the following points:
forgiveness is not necessarily religious: it can also be achieved through various secular approaches;
forgiveness is first of all a gift that we make to ourselves: not only does it heal the wounds of the heart, restoring our capacity to love, it improves our relationships (including with ourselves), but it also has many beneficial effects on health;
forgiveness does not exclude justice: we can both implement it and file a complaint if necessary, but with a peaceful heart.
There are many ways to access forgiveness today: it is up to each one of us to find the one that suits us best.
Given this initial success, the various organizers and partners of this event are planning to repeat it this year on the same day. Because of the Covid-19, the organization of this second edition has been considerably impaired so far. This year’s edition might be of smaller importance than in 2019, but we will do our best to have it happen anyhow.
If you want to be part of it, especially as the organizer of a local event, get in touch with us!
With all my heart,
Creator of Circles of Forgiveness
President of the Association Pardon International
Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
Teaser of the 1st International Forgiveness Day
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September 18th 2020
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This day is organized by the Association Pardon International (API) and requires a large logistical, technical and personal investment. We need your financial support so that this event can be renewed and reach as many people as possible around the world.