Martin Frick, Chair of Initiatives for Land, Lives and Peace, was recently invited to do a blog about land restoration and Caux for the Virgin Unite website. He states that 'The key to solving four of the most important crises facing us lies beneath our feet.'
Assaad Chaftari, who during Lebanon’s civil war fought as part of a Christian militia, was interviewed on 10 November by 'Insight on Conflict'. With the strapline 'A religious fanatic turned peace advocate', the article describes Assad's 'wake up call', when he met Initiatives of Change in 1988. 'Little by little, he started wondering, was he really on the side of God? Only then he realized he had a bloody path and past.'
'The long walk to forgiveness' is the striking headline over a four-page article in The Independent's magazine section on 19 July, telling the story of the profound reconciliation between Letlapa Mphahlele and Ginn Fourie.
'Once upon a time they fought against each other: the Muslim Muhammad Ashafa and the Christian James Wuye. Then they founded together a centre for reconciliation.' In a February edition of the well-known German weekly 'Der Spiegel', the journalist Bartholomäus Grill published an article about the surprising story and impressive work of the two Nigerian peaceworkers Iman Ashafa and Pastor Wuye.
Coverage of the International Communications Forum's annual conference in London by Levant TV, held on 9 May, with panels of prominent people from the BBC, US State Department, foreign correspondents and other international media personas and politicians from around the world. The conference took place at the IofC-UK centre in London.
Two Swedish newspapers, Expressen and Dagen, have reported on the work of the Imam and the Pastor in Kaduna this week. Expressen is one of the biggest newspapers in Sweden, Dagen is a Christian paper. The title of the Expressen article is 'Här lever hoppet i Boko Harams Nigeria' which means 'Here lives hope in the Nigeria of Boko Haram'.
Under the headline 'Firms must pay attention to ethics not just profits', Scotland on Sunday, Edinburgh, reports, 4 May, the forthcoming TIGERoadshow on Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy, to be held in Edinburgh on Wednesday 7 May, hosted by Initiatives of Change UK’s Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy (TIGE) programme. Scott Reid writes in the paper's business section:
With a couple of weeks before Europe Day on 9 May, Antoine Jaulmes, President of CAUX-Initiatives of Change Foundation, proposes to address Europe’s unfinished Business in an article of the Swiss Newspaper 'Le Temps'.