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.

Mike Smith
26-Mar-2007

The abolition of the trans-Atlantic slave trade 200 years ago was a turning point in the affairs of the world. It cut across all the economic interests of the age.

Michael Henderson, author of "Forgiveness: Breaking the Chain of Hate"
19-Mar-2007

Ireland and England - 'time to put the hangover of history to bed and embrace the future'.

Paul Williams
12-Mar-2007

Texts can only properly be understood in terms of the larger picture. Religious extremists of all persuasions neglect this truth. They select texts to suit their particular ideologies.

Antoine Jaulmes
05-Mar-2007

Man-induced climate change is a threat to human security. So let’s start changing our lifestyles now.

K Haridas Nair
26-Feb-2007

Compassion has to be infused into the agenda if we want to see a difference in international affairs.

Chris Evans
12-Feb-2007

The year when the scales tipped over climate change: can we generate enough trust between people and groups whose interests traditionally clash to do what must be done?