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IN THIS BOOK YOU WILL...
* LEARN about inspirational community based initiatives that make a difference;
* GAIN new skills for transcending victim offender cycles;
* SAVOUR stories about rituals for personal and cultural transformation;
* APPRECIATE different cultural pathways to reconciliation;
* DEVELOP new insights into worldview conflicts and how to transform them.

Life experiences, compiled by Laurent Gagnon, foreword by Cornelio Sommaruga

“It is my ardent wish that this book, written in the spirit of our worldwide network, will inspire people to follow in the steps of the pioneers and those who have become involved more recently in the fellowship, whose experiences are also related. Well done and thank you to those who have favoured us with these memories and these pertinent accounts!” Michael B. Prior, Ph.D., Calgary, Chair, Council of Management, Initiatives of Change Association (Canada).

A serious guide to remaking the world

'A serious guide to remaking the world' is taken from Jean Brown's series of Reflections articles published in For A Change magazine. Jean looks at four steps to 'remaking the world': Starting with yourself; Engaging others; Creating answers; Giving hope to humanity. The booklet is designed and illustrated with cartoons by Nigel Heywood.

Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy

'What are the great issues that confront the generation growing up in the foothills of the 21st century? Some of today's generation will determine to change things. They will scale the Himalayan heights to create an alternative future. What does it mean to have a calling-to give one's life for a great cause? The stories in this book, taken largely from the entrepreneurial field, serve as illustrations of such a determination to make a difference, to change the world... I wanted to present the stories in this book in the hope that they would be a source of inspiration to others.'

The sound of silence, booklet cover.
Booklet by Michael Smith.

Subtitled 'How to find Inspiration in an Age of Information', this 12-page booklet with cartoons is written for today's web-surfing generation. Discounts are available for bulk purchase, on request.

Piguet, Jaqueline, Allemagne, cover

Ces lettres sont publiées aujourd’hui car, avec le recul, elles apportent un témoignage émouvant sur le chemin parcouru par les anciens ennemis et en premier lieu par Jacqueline Piguet-Koechlin et ses compagnons.
Si dès la guerre terminée, des responsables politiques pensaient déjà à la réconciliation de l’Europe déchirée, Frank Buchman, avait lui aussi senti l’urgence de réintégrer l’Allemagne dans la famille des nations. N’avait-il pas lancé ce défi à Irène Laure, alors député des Bouches-du-Rhône : « Comment voulez-vous reconstruire l’Europe sans l’Allemagne ? »

Combats pour l'homme: a book by Michel Portal,

Socrate, Maaïmonide, Thomas More, ou encore Vincent de Paul, l'Abbé Grégoire, Victor Schoelcher, Adb-el-Kader, Abraham Lincoln, Florence Nightingale, Pasteur, Dunant, Gandhi, Schweizer, Martin Luther King...ils ou elles étaient des médecins, des femmes politiques, des hommes d'action, des membres du clergé, des militaires...ou tout simplement des rêveurs. Pourquoi les avoir réunis dans ce livre ?

Video documentary of the 1993 IC Conference in Richmond, VA, and the Walk Through History.

In June 1993, citizens of Richmond, Virginia – the former capital of the Confederacy – initiated "Healing the Heart of America: an honest conversation on race, reconciliation and responsibility." Joined by people from 50 cities around the US and the world, they gave recognition to unacknowledged sites and events in the 370-year history of black-white relations. This award-winning documentary is the story of their walk through Richmond history. 27-minutes.

Cover of \'Skills of Discernment\' by Charis Waddy

Charis Waddy was one of the liveliest minds in the early history of IofC. By 1935 she had an Oxford degree in Arabic and Hebrew, and a PhD from the University of London. At the age of 25 she laid aside her status and career to work full-time with Frank Buchman, helping to architect the thought and action of a developing outreach. In the early 1960’s came the call to take up her Middle East scholarship again. For the next 30 years she researched, travelled, corresponded, lectured and published, and cultivated hundreds of friendships in the Muslim world and beyond. When she died in August 2004, she was described by Dr Zaki Badawi, Director of The Muslim College in London, as a towering contributor to the interfaith movement.

Cover of 'Hope Never Dies' by Marcel and Theri Grandy

'Marcel and Theri Grandy have lived their lives in the best spirit of the Swiss humanitarian tradition. Through their long-term commitment to Initiatives of Change (formerly Moral Re-Armament) they have demonstrated the importance of private and civil society initiatives in the difficult context of the Eastern Mediterranean. The necessary changes in the 21st century will only come through such stubborn commitment by new generations.' Cornelio Sommaruga, President of International Association of Initiatives of Change, from 1987-99 President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

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