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Anne Marie Hagan has signed a publishing agreement with Flanker Press of St. John's, NL, to write her story (working title: Forgiven: Embracing the Man Who Murdered My Father). The book launch is scheduled for September 2014.

November 7, 2013 - Anne Marie Hagan presented to police officers at the Atlantic Women in Law Enforcement Conference (AWLE) in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

October 30, 2013 - Anne Marie Hagan spoke with students at at the Maine Academy of Natural Sciences, in Hinckley, Maine, USA.

October 28, 2013 - Anne Marie Hagan spoke with young people at at the State of Maine Department of Corrections, Longcreek Youth Development Center in South Portland, Maine, USA.

October 27, 2013 - Anne Marie Hagan shared her journey at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick in Brunswick, Maine,USA.

August-October 2013- Anne Marie Hagan presented at the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Training Days.

October 2012 - Anne Marie Hagan presented at the Newfoundland and Labrador Counsellors' and Psychologists' Association.

September 2012 - Anne Marie Hagan spoke at the International Association of Women in Law Enforcement Conference, Journey to the Edge.

April 2012 - Anne Marie Hagan presented at the Alberta Provincial Victims Services Conference in Banff, Alberta.

March 2011 - CBC Television program Land and Sea featured Anne Marie Hagan in The Heart of Hagan's Hospitality.

November 2010 - In recognition of Restorative Justice Week, Anne Marie Hagan shared her story with offenders at the Nova Institution for Women (Truro) and the Springhill Institution, both located in Nova Scotia.

October 2010 - Panelists Anne Marie Hagan and Shannon Moroney from The "F" Word exhibit, Buddhist Chaplain Marco Mascarin, First Nations House Elder Grafton Antone and Holocaust survivor and businessman Elly Gotz shared their personal and poignant stories about forgiveness; its power and its possibilities. Hart House, University of Toronto.

March 2010 - @issue on ichannel. Anne Marie Hagan and others were interviewed by program host Kevin O'Keefe about how their lives were transformed through forgiveness, in an episode titled The "F" Word, broadcast during the week of March 1.

June 2009 - Anne Marie Hagan became a Member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Professional Speakers (NLAPS).

August, 2008 - Anne Marie Hagan was profiled in Unexpected Peace, a documentary produced by the Mennonite Church of Canada.

April, 2008 - Archbishop Desmond Tutu, winner of the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize, endorsed The Forgiveness Project (London, UK). Anne Marie's story is featured on this website.

April, 2008 - Stories of Forgiveness: Anne Marie Hagan was profiled by SoulCircle, Centurion, South Africa.

April 14, 2008 - Forgiveness: Stories For Our Time was broadcast in the United Kingdom & Ireland on B SKY S.

March, 2008 - Forgiveness: Stories For Our Time was released on DVD in Canada through the National Film Board. You can order it here.

January 1, 2008 - Anne Marie Hagan was accepted as a Member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS).

May 26, 2007 - CTV's W-Five broadcast the television premiere of Forgiveness: Stories For Our Time.

April 27, 2007 - Forgiveness: Stories For Our Time, was honoured at Hot Docs: Canadian International Documentary Festival in Toronto, ON, where it was named "Best Mid-Length Documentary" for Canadian and international films. It was written and directed by Canadian filmmaker Johanna Lunn (Wild East Productions Inc.), and was a co-production of the National Film Board of Canada.

In a world wracked by increasing violence and horror, Forgiveness: Stories For Our Time brings hope that there are other possibilities beyond blind revenge, and that in forgiving others, we can be set free.

My journey from murder to forgiveness is one of four stories profiled in this film.


In Other News

Annual Scholarship Awarded to Two Students from Baltimore School

Anne Marie Hagan is pleased to award the Thomas and Rita Hagan Memorial Scholarship (est. 2003) in the amount of $1,000 every year. This year, the scholarship was shared between two students from Baltimore School (Ferryland, NL):

• Brittany Chidley
• Barry O'Keefe

The students were chosen by the school’s Scholarship Committee and were evaluated based on the following criteria:

1. Enrolment at an accredited post-secondary institution;
2. Kind, caring, helpful and respectful to others;
3. Dedicated and hard working;
4. Achieves to the best of his or her academic ability;
5. Attends school regularly.