Ce documentaire retrace le drame de conscience vécu après la seconde guerre mondiale par Irène Laure. Cette mère de famille, infirmière et militante socialiste, a connu les souffrances des deux guerres mondiales. Révoltée par l’occupation étrangère, elle s’engage dans la Résistance et laisse la haine de l’adversaire submerger son idéal internationaliste.
Alger, 1957. Salem, jeune militant pour l'indépendance mu par des idéaux de justice et de générosité, est arrêté avec son camarade Mahmoud pendant «la bataille d'Alger». Enfermés à la «Villa Blanche», ils subissent supplice et humiliation. Ils vont pourtant trouver un magnifique soutien de la part d'hommes et de femmes de différentes origines, des civils, des religieux et des militaires, qui courront le risque de les protéger et de les héberger, en Algérie et en France.
Ce livre retrace l'extraordinaire aventure de gens ordinaires qui, pour que le monde change autour d'eux, ont accepté de changer eux-mêmes : dockers, habitants des favelas, ministres, étudiants, industriels, chauffeurs de taxi et femmes du monde.
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.
“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' 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.
'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.'
David Young has tried to provide a framework of archive material for the development of Initiatives of Change from its early growth in India. He has recorded and assessed its development from the Oxford Group of the 1930s to Moral Re-Armament through the 1940s until the present day. It is a fascinating adventure of God working through so many different people. They come from every background, the high and mighty as well as the humble and the simple. In this work everyone has a part and the unexpected is always around every corner for those sensitive enough to listen and obey.