Eileen Barker is an internationally acclaimed attorney, mediator forgiveness teacher, and coach. A practicing lawyer who rejected the traditional adversarial role, Eileen focused her practice on mediation for over twenty-five years, helping thousands of people resolve disputes outside of court. This work led her into a deep exploration of forgiveness as it relates to resolving conflict and making peace, both with others and oneself.

Eileen is the founder of The Path of Forgiveness and the Forgiveness Training Institute. Eileen has led forgiveness retreats at the Esalen Institute and elsewhere in the US and Europe. In 2016, Eileen was recognized by the Worldwide Forgiveness Alliance as a “Champion of Forgiveness,” along with Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Georgetown University Law Center
Indiana University
Selected Publications

The Forgiveness Workbook, 2009, 2018

The Case for Forgiveness in Legal Disputes, 13 Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal, 205 (2013)