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Ousseimi Foundation Prize for tolerance 2014 Prize brochure

This 24 page booklet describes the 70+ year history of the peacebuilding work of IofC and Caux. It was produced as part of the Ousseimi Foundation's 2014 Prize for Tolerance, awarded to Initiatives of Change.

Beyond Forgiving temporary cover

Beyond Forgiving est un film documentaire de 28 mn qui raconte l’histoire véridique de deux Sud-Africains ayant pour but de travailler à la réconciliation et à la guérison des blessures de leur pays après l’apartheid. Ginn Fourie et Lethlapa Mphalele constituent un duo improbable : une blanche chrétienne et un noir athée. L’une a souffert directement de l’action de l’autre, mais tous deux ont été des victimes – et ils ont su dépasser leur souffrance. Ce qui les unit c’est leur passé émouvant traversé de tragédie, de pardon et d’espoir.

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

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

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?'

Beyond Forgiving temporary cover

Beyond Forgiving is a 28 minute documentary film which depicts the journey of two South Africans to bring healing and reconciliation to their country post-Apartheid. Ginn Fourie and Letlapa Mphalele form an unlikely pair: a black atheist man and a white Christian woman. One has suffered directly from actions of the other, but both have been victims - and risen beyond their pain. What brings them together is a profound story of tragedy, forgiveness and hope.

‘The Power of Silence’ by Graham Turner

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

'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

'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’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.

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