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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.

Thursday, 06 April, 2017
GlobalGiving campaign teaser

The two-week crowd-funding campaign using the GlobalGiving online platform begins today at 9:00am EDT US (1:00pm GMT) and ends at midnight on March 31, 2017.

Wednesday, 29 March, 2017
Irène Laure

In the Creators of Peace Circle, we spend time getting to know the stories of women who have taken leadership for peace. We learn about the qualities they found in themselves when faced with extraordinary circumstances. The story of one of these women seems pertinent at this time as those of us who live in Europe once again grapple with our identify and relationship with our neighbours. Danielle Norgren, who is interning with Creators of Peace & Caux-IofC Foundation in Geneva, watches the film 'For the Love of Tomorrow' and encounters the story of Irene Laure for the first time. Here are her reflections.

Monday, 20 March, 2017
CoP workshop in Cameroon

CoP Ambassador Daphrose Ntarataze, CoP's new President Amina Dikedi-Ajakaiye, Executive Officer Kate Monkhouse and women from Rwanda, Burundi, DRC, Ivory Coast, South Africa, Switzerland and host country Cameroon gathered in the capital city of Yaounde for a three-day gathering that focused on the renewal of spirit and resources of the African Francophone CoP teams.

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