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.

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Talia Smith
10-Oct-2014

Talia Smith recently returned to South Africa, her country of birth, with Initiatives of Change to attend the ‘Freedom – Our Responsibility’ conference and to support IofC South Africa to engage with youth. Talia describes her rich experience, perceptions and hopes for the country and gives a small insight into her South African adventure.

Ninawa Younan at the UN
26-Sep-2014

Nina Younan reflects on her journey through life, with a little help from Initiatives of Change. She is a representative of Demand for Action which is a global initiative that is fighting for the protection of Assyrian Christians and other minorities in Syria and Iraq through lobbying, awareness and media. She has also done an internship with the United Nations in the US in 2009.

Dr Fadi Ismail
28-Aug-2014

Dr Fadi Ismail, Director of Drama at MBC, the biggest Arabic satellite TV network, speaks to Peter Riddell about his work of producing drama series for tens of millions of people across the Arab world.

Rob Corcoran
27-Aug-2014

'In recent days, the need for trust, dialogue, honesty and accountability is cited frequently by residents of Ferguson, Mo., as they strive for justice and healing,' writes Rob Corcoran in an article published by the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Dr Musharraf Hussain Al-Azhari
11-Aug-2014

When I travel on the London underground I am amused by the announcement 'Mind the Gap', it makes me smile as I believe that there is someone here who cares about my safety and well-being. It also makes me cautious and makes me alert to the possible impending danger. Yet today in our fast moving consumer society there is a yawning gap between ‘me and you’, ‘husband and wife’, ‘people and the government’,’ employees and the employer’, ‘us and them’,’ Muslims and Christians’. Who is there to tell us mind the Gap?

Zooni Dash
07-Aug-2014

Zooni Dash wrote this letter to the Naga newspapers, following a visit to the north east of India, and it was published in March 2014.