Who is the Worldwide Forgiveness Alliance?

Mission Statement:
The Worldwide Forgiveness Alliance is a non-profit 501(c)3 tax-deductible organization whose mission is to evoke the healing spirit of Forgiveness worldwide. We declare that “Forgiveness Is the Greatest Healer of Them All1 and that “Without Forgiveness There Is No Future2.
The Worldwide Forgiveness Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the principle that teaching forgiveness and nonviolence are forces for peace, physical healing and psychological equilibrium. The Worldwide Forgiveness Alliance seeks to prove that creating the “life skills of forgiveness and nonviolence” will reduce conflict and violence, alleviate stress, improve health and create a more abundant and empowered perspective on life. The Worldwide Forgiveness Alliance is also presently conducting forgiveness seminars for abused women, the elderly and to middle school youth.
Founded in 1996 by Executive Director, Robert W. Plath, one of the primary goals is to establish International Forgiveness Day as a globally celebrated holiday. International Forgiveness Day, annually, is designated as the first Sunday in August. Last year, various groups in 20 U.S. cities and 9 countries held events celebrating International Forgiveness Day. The focus of the International Forgiveness Day celebration is to honor those identified as Heroes and Champions of Forgiveness, Nonviolence and Peace. These people exemplify the power and benefits of the healing power and benefits of forgiveness and nonviolence. They also serve as outstanding role models, which are so desperately needed.


We are saddened to announce the passing of Jerry Jampolsky, a Champion of Forgiveness, on December 30th 2020. Jerry Jampolsky was honored in 2003 along with his wife, Dr. Diane Cirincione for their work in the field of forgiveness.
In 1975, he founded the Center for Attitudinal Healing in Tiburon, California.  For 28 years the Center has served Bay Area families facing illness and death, helping them to find peace of mind under the most difficult circumstances.  Forgiveness has been at the heart of the Center’s work.  The Center has been featured on “60 Minutes” and in a documentary film made by Phil Donahue, which won a Peabody Award.
Jampolski and Cirincione

1 Dr. Gerald Jampolsky

2 Archbishop Desmond Tutu