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Caux-Créatifs is a media training academy taking place in Caux from 18th July to 9th August 2011. Participants will learn how to use photography, film, podcasting and new media to campaign for, promote, and document social change

A view of Mountain House from the garden.

Initiatives of Change is looking for a Deputy to the Manager of Technical Services initially for the summer conferences 2011 in Caux Switzerland with an option to continue for several years.

Plenary 29-30 January Sitio Sao Luiz

On 29 January 2011, 40 people gathered in Sítio São Luiz, Brazil. They came from the poor communities Cidade de Deus and Morro dos Macacos as well as other parts of Rio de Janeiro.

Paul Keitany (right) and Maryanne Ntausian (centre) ask Tugen elders for their thoughts on peace and conflict in the area

Towards the end of last year, Joseph Karanja, a volunteer with Initiatives of Change, was asked by the Kenyan Government to join a helicopter mission to northern Kenya, specifically to show the documentary film An African Answer. 500 people affected by cattle-rustling conflicts watched the film. Last week, the film’s director Alan Channer was invited to help develop a strategy for use of the film by the different communities of Baringo County and the remote area of East Pokot.

Creators of Peace (CoP) logo

Many women in different countries or regions have asked for training to start a Creators of Peace Circle in their area or country. The Caux conference Transform yourself – Transform the world around you, Training by Initiatives of Change in July offers us the chance to take six days together to give you all you need to get started.


Nagwa Raouf has written a message, following the massacre in front of the Coptic church on New Year's Eve in Egypt, and sent it by email to her Christian friends in Egypt and Lebanon. In its original Arabic form, it was published by the Lebanese newspaper Al-Nahar (probably the most important Lebanese daily) on 3 January.