Stories

A collection of commentaries on important events and trends
A collection of commentaries on important events and trends

Global Voices

Individuals of many cultures, nationalities, religions, and beliefs are actively involved with Initiatives of Change. These commentaries represent the views of the writer and not necessarily those of Initiatives of Change as a whole. If you would like to contribute a commentary, please email us. We welcome feedback that contributes to the stated aim of this website which is to build relationships of trust across the world's divides. The editors reserve the right to refuse contributions that use intemperate language or vilify others and which do not in our view encourage productive dialogue.

Dr Ekuru Aukot
23-Feb-2016

Recently we carried an article by John Bond, which pointed out that Europe – and Britain in particular – has helped create the tragic situations in

John Bond
01-Feb-2016

A million migrants reached Europe last year from the Middle East and Africa, half of them from Syria. A million more are expected this year.

La Belle Equipe
20-Nov-2015

Edward Peters reflects on the recent events in Beirut and Paris.

UK resident Hassan Hassan giving leadership training in Mogadishu
20-Oct-2015

As Europeans oscillate between fear and compassion at the sight of the masses of refugees entering Europe, one thought which probably hasn’t occurr

Syrian Refugees
16-Sep-2015

With refugees pouring into Europe by the tens of thousands, our attitude to this ‘crisis’ may not be everything.

José Carlos Vargas
27-Jul-2015

'In Mexico there is a common belief that we are a society where economic disparities and classism exist, but we do not acknowledge the presenc