Forgiveness charity, a platform that focuses on helping people learn to forgive revealed that this year, there has been a rise in demand for its downloadable resources on forgiveness.
According to this organization, the number of page views and downloads have skyrocketed as the pandemic swept across the world.
The charity’s website, which features worksheets, ebooks, and articles are being visited by over 250,000 people per month, this is 10 times more than it was last year.
After Boris Johnson announced a wide lockdown on 23 March in the UK, a free ebook, the four steps to forgiveness, was downloaded about 22,000 times. The founder of the Charity, William Fergus Martin maintained that the demand has continued increasing since then.
There was a surge around about the time lockdown began, although it had already been growing as other countries went into lockdown before the UK and we translate our resources into lots of languages. It then just took off in March and April.William Fergus Martin
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Martin believes that one of the reasons behind the increasing demand was because people now spend more time online in the past few months.
The website has some resources on self-forgiveness. According to Martin, during the lockdown, people reflected a lot more and might have been searching for how to fight anxiety and stress.
When you feel that way, life feels out of control and you’re anticipating making mistakes and a lot of that can be alleviated through self-forgiveness. It can give us a different perspective on ourselves.Martin
In 2016, he launched Forgiveness charity since he realized people were in need of resources to help them learn to forgive. People across the world download his eBook and other materials. His eBooks are available in different languages and his materials on forgiveness are in 26 languages.