Members of the Council for Dignity, Forgiveness, Justice and Reconciliation.
Cornerstone of the Ara Pacis Initiative is the Council for Dignity, Forgiveness, Justice and Reconciliation, a universal body which, in virtue of its members:
- primarily men and women who have suffered personal and collective tragedy yet have made forgiveness the starting point of a new existence
- and of its practical initiatives to engage individuals and communities in paths of healing, justice and reconciliation,
can weave those bonds of trust and friendship which lead to the reframing of narratives, the emerging of constructive visions and the rekindling of hope, all essential elements in the challenging journey towards stability and peace.
Such deep human consensus allows the Council to assist governments, institutions and communities by making contributions that are ethical, moral, cultural and pedagogical in nature so as to ensure that respect, understanding and dialogue are integral parts of peace processes and that the human dimension of peace is given the focus it deserves
Currently there are more than 100 Council Members coming from all corners of the globe and specializing in various fields related to healing, justice and reconciliation. You can access their biographies and reflections on forgiveness by browsing through the pages below, or by inserting a name, country or keyword in the search box at the top of the screen.