“Nonviolence and forgiveness are not just an idea, but a way of life for me."
-Congressman John Lewis
“If you let go a little, you will have a little happiness. If you let go a lot, you will have a lot of happiness. If you let go completely, you will be free.”
“If you want to see the heroic, look at those who can love in return for hatred. If you want to see the brave, look at those who can forgive.”
“Hatred never ceases by hatred, but by love alone is ceased. This is an ancient and eternal law.”
-attributed to the Buddha
"If we really want to love we must learn how to forgive."
- Mother Teresa
"Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom."
Barbara Bonner has devoted her professional life to leadership roles in distinguished nonprofits. She has also spoken widely on nonprofit management with a focus on the role of generosity in creating thriving institutions. A student of contemplative study and practice for many years, her books delve into the values central to her own life and work. Barbara is the author of three books, Inspiring Generosity, (2014) Inspiring Courage (2017), and Inspiring Forgiveness (March, 2020). She lives in Western Massachusetts. For more information on Barbara’s work, visit www.barbarabonner.org.