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Marina Cantacuzino to become Honorary Fellow of the DLCC

We are delighted to announce that Marina Cantacuzino, founder of the Forgiveness Project, will be joining the Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion as an Honorary Fellow. Ms Cantacuzino, who began her career as a freelance journalist, became drawn to the issue of forgiveness and the struggle for reconciliation during the prelude to the second Gulf War. Her work collating the testimonies of victims and perpetrators of horrendous violence resulted in the widely celebrated F-Word Exhibition, first launched in London in 2004, which has since been displayed in over 550 venues worldwide. The exhibition tells the stories of people whose lives have been shattered by violence, tragedy and injustice and who are learning to forgive, reconcile and move on.  The narratives which formed the main body of the exhibition have since been collected into a single volume, The Forgiveness Project: Stories for a Vengeful Age, which includes a preface by the Reverend Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Alongside the F-Word Exhibition, Ms Cantcuzino established the Forgiveness Project, an award-winning organisation that aims to build understanding, encourage reflection and enable those who have suffered severe trauma to restore value to their lives through the effort to forgive. As the DLCC considers the value of compassion and the value of forgiveness to be profoundly related, we are extremely pleased to have Ms Cantacuzino join our team of Fellows.