Media Coverage
Media Coverage
Tuesday, 11 January, 2011

In a review, Andrew Rigby writes a three-page evaluation of Michael Henderson's book No enemy to conquer, in the journal Peace Review: a journal of social justice (Vol 22, pages 470-472).
Rigby, who is Emeritus Professor of Peace Studies at the Centre for Peace and Reconciliation Studies, Coventry University, UK, concludes:

Friday, 10 December, 2010

In its 'Olden life' column, The Oldie, an amusing and sometimes satirical monthly magazine, UK, carried a one-page feature on 'What was MRA?' in its November issue. Freelance journalist Nigel Fountain wrote about MRA's supposed anti-communism and Frank Buchman's 'PR disaster' in apparently approving of Hitler. The article mentions some of the public figures associated with MRA including King Michael of Romania, Prince Richard of Hesse, tennis champion Bunny Austin, Mrs Thomas Edison, and Rajmohan Gandhi.

Thursday, 09 December, 2010

Media Values is the title of a new 199-page hardback book just published by Troubadour Press in the UK, inspired by the late Bill Porter, founder of the International Communications Forum. The book is edited by Richard Lance Keeble, professor of journalism at the University of Lincoln, UK.

Monday, 06 December, 2010

Coming in at No 50 in The Times newspaper's list of '50 greatest sports books', Hit hard and enjoy it, by the late T C 'Dickie' Dodds, first published in 1976, is reviewed in The Times sports pages, 6 December.

Thursday, 02 December, 2010

Under the headline 'Leaders with good ethics are the key to changing irresponsible banking', The Times, London, 2 December, carries on its website the full report of the Greencoat Forum addressed by Paul Moore, Roger Steare and Nick Robins, on 23 November. The report was first posted on the websites of IofC International, IofC UK and Caux Initiatives for Business. Alongside The Times' website report is a profile interview with Paul Moore, the 'HBOS whistleblower', under the headline 'God's whistleblower', written by Francesca Holloway.

Monday, 29 November, 2010

Malaysia's The Star newspaper carries an extensive interview with Nigerian peacemakers, Imam Muhammad Ashafa and Pastor James Wuye who are in the country for a visit arranged by Initiatives of Change. The three-hour interview touched on their respective journeys from hatred and leading rival militia groups to their present work as world-renowned interfaith peacemakers.

Monday, 22 November, 2010

A new book, A Long Half Hour, by Stephen Chalke, (Fairfield Books) profiles six famous cricketing sportsman including the late T C 'Dickie' Dodds, who spent much of his life working with Initiatives of Change.

Tuesday, 16 November, 2010
Times journalist Francesca Holloway interviews Pastor James Wuye

Francesca Holloway reviews An African Answer on the Faith section of The Times website, having attended the UK public launch of the film.

Friday, 12 November, 2010

A six-minute filmed interview, by Australian BBC journalist Madeleine Morris, with Nigerian peacemakers Imam Muhammad Ashafa and Pastor James Wuye can be seen at:
Ashafa and Wuye are the subjects of two films by IofC's FLTfilms.
The BBC interview is entitled An African Answer
The website's introduction says:
In the 1990s, Pastor James Wuye and Imam Muhammad Ashafa led opposing militias, dedicated to defending their respective communities as violence broke out in northern Nigeria.

Thursday, 11 November, 2010
Philippe Mottu

The Times, London has published a full obituary of Philippe Mottu, the founder of the Initiatives of Change centre in Caux, Switzerland, on its website. You can read it by downloading the PDF here. A shorter obituary has also been published in the printed version of the The Times.