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.

21-Dec-2013

Rob Lancaster describes the different worlds of security in Australia and South Sudan and calls for a deeper self reflection and compassion.

Sam Pono
13-Dec-2013

Sam Pono from South Africa writes a farewell to Nelson Mandela, whose quality of life makes us believe that 'yes we can'.

Michael Henderson
08-Dec-2013

At his treason trial 50 years ago Nelson Mandela told the court, ‘During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people

Antoine Jaulmes
15-Oct-2013

The recent terrorist attack in Nairobi poses the same riddle as 9/11: what did the terrorists want to achieve? No positive answer comes to mind.

Mike Lowe
04-Oct-2013

Inspired by the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, Mike Lowe reflects on the theme of leadership vs blame, and how politics can be a great force for good.

Dr Nagia Abdelmoghney Said
24-Sep-2013

A month after the massacres of Rabaa and Al Nahda in Egypt, Nagia Abdelmoghney Said calls for a process of truth and reconciliation to heal the wou