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An Introduction to Initiatives of Change

Initiatives of Change Switzerland

An Introduction to Initiatives of Change

Ever struggled to explain what Initiatives of Change is? This new booklet will help!

The Spiritual Vision of Frank Buchman by Philip Bobbyer

The Spiritual Vision of Frank Buchman

A new book on Frank Buchman, The Spiritual Vision of Frank Buchman, has just been published by Pennsylvania State University Press. It is written by Philip Boobbyer, a history lecturer at the University of Kent in the UK, who is known to many in Initiatives of Change. The book focuses on Buchman's ideas and spirituality, and has separate chapters on the origins of Buchman's thinking, guidance, personal work, theological questions, strategy and organization, and politics and ideology.

No More Bullets by Elsa Vogel

Elsa Vogel

No More Bullets

The story of Elsa Vogel, 88, born illegitimate in France, who survived being machine-gunned at 18 in Paris, and full of hate for the Germans. She met two young women and asked them: 'I have a faith, I go to church and I pray regularly. What is it that you have – and I don’t?'

‘The Power of Silence’ by Graham Turner

Graham Turner

The Power of Silence

Graham Turner explores the power that can be found in silence through interviewing monastics, religious leaders, composers, actors, psychotherapists, prisoners and peace workers about their experiences of practising silence. Ranging from Christian contemplation in the Egyptian desert to Vipassana meditation in India, from the shared silence of Quaker meetings in Oxford to the profound stillness of the Alps, this is a powerful book about a great gap in modern human awareness.

The Promise of Diversity, by John Williams and John Bond

John Bond

The Promise of Diversity

'Jerzy Zubrzycki was widely described as the "father of Australian multiculturalism". He contributed enormously to the social development of this country.' From the foreword by Malcolm Fraser, Australian Prime Minister, 1975-83.

The Promise of Diversity, by John Williams and John Bond

The Promise of Diversity

'Jerzy Zubrzycki was widely described as the "father of Australian multiculturalism". He contributed enormously to the social development of this country.' From the foreword by Malcolm Fraser, Australian Prime Minister, 1975-83.

My Friend, Frank Buchman, by Ray Foote Purdy

Ray Purdy

My Friend, Frank Buchman

Ray Purdy’s story is the story of an American who, as a young man in the early 1920’s, decided to devote his life to the concept, initiated by Dr Frank Buchman, that the only way to resolve conflict between races, classes and nations, and build a new society, is by changing the human nature of individuals, one by one, starting with yourself. He found that this hate-disarming concept found response in people of all kinds in every country, and as the force of committed people grew, so did the global impact.

The Fullness of Life – Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer for today’s world book cover

Michael Smith

The Fullness of Life – Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer for today’s world

A new book by Michael Smith, entitled The Fullness of Life – Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer for today’s world, has just been published. ‘A gem of a book’ is how Ann Widdecombe, former Prisons Minister in the UK government, describes the new publications.

Cover of the book "Letting Go"

Книга "Отпущение" / “Відпущення”

Книга историй из жизни "Отпущение" представляет собой мемориально-документальное издание, включающее 22 истории, записанные во время действия программы "Украина Активная 2010: Исцеление прошлого". 29 человек из 13 населённых пунктов поделились своими историями из жизни. Все они - выходцы из разных частей Украины: Севера, Юга, Запада и Востока, с различными куль­тур­ными, язы­­ковыми, этническими, религиозными, политическими и историческими корнями. "И это толь­ко маленькая часть из миллионов, на которых XX век оставил свой отпе­ча­ток, и которые нашли в себе силы полнокровно жить дальше. Отпе­чаток, который мы не имеем права проигнорировать, ведь не­ проговоренная, не­ прощённая, незажившая история имеет свойство повторяться. Мы не можем за­быть прошлое, но можем попытаться выслушать и понять друг дру­­­га, попросить про­­щение и простить, отпустить бремя прошлого, чтобы вместе стро­ить наше бу­ду­щее. Надеемся, эта книга станет хотя бы толчком к этому..." - сообщают организаторы проекта.