ABOUT BARBARA

  • “Hatred never ceases by hatred, but by love alone is ceased. This is an ancient and eternal law.”

    -attributed to the Buddha

  • “But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.”

    -Matthew 4:44

  • “Nonviolence and forgiveness are not just an idea, but a way of life for me."

    -Congressman John Lewis

  • “I learned a long time ago that some people would rather die than forgive. It’s a strange truth, but forgiveness is a painful and difficult process. It’s not something that happens overnight. It’s an evolution of the heart.”

    -Sue Monk Kidd

  • “Forgiveness will change your life and change our world.”

    -Desmond Tutu

  • "Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom."

    -Hannah Arendt

ABOUT BARBARA

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.