International Forgiveness Day | IFD
On September 18th, 2019 the Association Pardon International (API), in partnership with other organizations and associations, will launch the 1st International Day of Forgiveness happening simultaneously in numerous countries.
There are already days dedicated to forgiveness in this country or that religion: we want this one to be open to people from any country, whether or not they follow a particular religion or spiritual path.
"Without forgiveness, there is no future," said Desmond Tutu. Because forgiveness is what allows the heart to heal, to unload its burden of grudges, resentment, anger, sorrow or hatred, and to restore its full capacity to love.
We therefore invite all of you who wish to participate in this International Day of Forgiveness in your country and your city, and to propose on that day what best corresponds to your own practice of forgiveness, be it secular or of spiritual inspiration:
• a lecture,
• a workshop,
• a movie or documentary screening
• an online guided meditation,
• a ceremony,
• a round table,
• an exhibition,
• a theater play,
• a concert, etc ...
The Association Pardon International comprehends nearly 200 Circles of Pardon in about fifteen countries today: they are all invited to lead a local circle that day, and probably many will do so.
All the events taking place on this day will be listed on this website with all the details (location, speaker, language, etc.), so that every person, wherever they live, can participate for real or online.
Our goal is that thousands or tens of thousands of people will participate in the hundreds of different forgiveness events around the world on September 18th, 2019. And then to renew this event every year on the same date.
If you want to organize something around forgiveness that day, on a small, medium or large scale, tell us by writing to us at the e-mail address below: we will contact you to include your activity to this day.
Do not hesitate to share this information with other speakers or organizers who may initiate an event that day, and ask them to contact us as well!
Whether you are a speaker or a participant, we look forward to having you join us for this great collective adventure!
With all my heart,
Creator of Circles of Forgiveness
President of the Association Pardon International
Contact : email@example.com
Teaser of the 1st International Forgiveness Day
(only in french for now)
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September 18th 2019
Support the International Forgiveness Day
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.