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Monday, 22 May, 2017

Talia Smith, representing Initiatives of Change UK and South Africa, was interviewed for 20 minutes by TV programme host Mike Ji, in his regular 'State of Society/My Story' series on the Kenyan TV station Xperience Media, broadcast on 15 May.

Tuesday, 16 May, 2017
Rishabh Khanna on the line-up panel (second from left) when the Charter was launched

The Malaga Charter to promote sustainable development and social justice, which Initiatives of Change helped to draft, was launched at the New Economy and Social Innovation (NESI) Forum in Malaga, Spain, on 20 April. Initiatives of Change's TIGE programme (Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy) was one of the partners in launching the charter at the four-day event.

Tuesday, 16 May, 2017
20170427 IofC Tanzania training group

Moral Rearmament was registered in Tanzania in 1995 having been active for years prior to that. Yet for a number of years since, it has been largely quiet. On 25 - 27 April, Initiatives of Change (IofC) facilitators from Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa/UK delivered training in Dodoma, Tanzania to renew the energy and commitment of the existing IofC team and introduce IofC to new members.

Wednesday, 03 May, 2017
Garissa University

On 2 April 2015, gunmen stormed Garissa University College in Garissa, Kenya, killing 148 people and injuring 79. Two years later, Garissa University College is turning into a post- terror-attack success story.

Thursday, 27 April, 2017

In the context of a drought that has put three million people in need of emergency food aid and killed millions of livestock, the second annual ‘International Dialogue on Land and Human Security in Kenya’ was held in an effort to mitigate conflict and reverse environmental degradation in the region.

Wednesday, 26 April, 2017
(l to r) Australian Ambassador Paul Wojciechowski, John Bond, Prof Jacek Purchla, Adam Koniuszewski of Green Cross International

Australia experienced a social revolution in the 1970s and 1980s, as I realised as when I listened to a doctor I met in Krakow last week. One of the many Australians who worked for this change of approach was the Polish Australian sociologist, Jerzy Zubrzycki, who grew up near Krakow. He gave such influential leadership that he is known widely as the ‘father of Australian multiculturalism’. On 11 April, 140 people packed the conference room of Krakow’s International Cultural Centre for the launch of the Polish edition of his biography.

Tuesday, 25 April, 2017
Creators of Peace in Nepal, March 2017

In March this year, Australian Creators of Peace Circle facilitator trainer, Shoshana Faire, was invited back to Nepal to train more facilitators following requests for the use of Peace Circles across various organisations in the country. This report was prepared by hosts Neichu Mayer and Meena Sharma.

Monday, 24 April, 2017
IofC francophone team members in Cameroon

Twenty-eight people gathered in Yaoundé, Cameroon from 12 to 16 March 2017 for a training programme that focused on Initiatives of Change’s Francophone teams. The group consisted of Francophone African participants - six training faculty and local Cameroonian team members. The countries represented included Ivory Coast, Burundi, Rwanda, Mali, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Nigeria, South Africa, Lebanon, Switzerland and the United Kingdom (UK).

Sunday, 23 April, 2017

Some 80 people gathered on 28 March in the prestigious Palacio San Martin, the former site of the Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for a screening of 'Beyond Forgiving' featuring the theme of forgiveness in South Africa.

Saturday, 22 April, 2017
Rajmohan Gandhi

Rajmohan Gandhi gave a speech of honest reflection on the challenges facing peace and reconciliation at a public talk jointly hosted by Initiatives of Change, Faiths Forum for London, the Next Century Foundation and the Guerrand-Hermès Foundation for Peace.

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