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.

Michael Henderson, author of "Forgiveness: Breaking the Chain of Hate"
07-May-2007

'You are as close to God as you are to the person from whom you feel most divided.'

Russian churches
30-Apr-2007

A 'litmus test' for the health of our inner humanity in this pain-filled, politically and emotionally charged environment.

Nombulelo Khanyile
23-Apr-2007

'I am because you are, and you are because we are.' Africa's recovery will only happen when each one of us takes responsibility for cleaning up our lives.

Andrew Stallybrass
16-Apr-2007

How can we help each other to cherish the truth? How can we build the trust that is the best natural fertilizer for the truth to grow? Telling the truth, with love, as best we may, is a step towards healing the wounded memories.

Paul Williams
09-Apr-2007

'Grace' – we need it in our lives and in the life of our out-of-joint and often cruel world.

Antoine Jaulmes
02-Apr-2007

In repentance, the negative energy of guilt is transformed into a positive energy for change. A burden becomes a stepping stone towards new life.