A real buzz was in the air among the cast, musicians and technical crew as they gave two further performances of the multi-media production, The Chair and the Choice, before 80-90 people each evening at Armagh, the IofC centre in Melbourne, during September.
Rev Dr Sam Kobia and Dr Muktar Ogle are Senior Advisors in the Executive Office of the President of Kenya. They spoke together about their trust-building work at a conference entitled 'From radicalisation to reconciliation' in Nairobi on 28 October.
Imam Khalid Latif, a Muslim Chaplain with the New York Police Department and Executive Director at the Islamic Center of New York University, gave an afternoon talk on 31 July 2016 at the Initiatives of Change Sharing and Learning Cafe in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. He advocated not just to see things from our own perspective but to put ourselves in the shoes of the other.
The CAUX-IofC Foundation is looking for a new Forum Coordinator for the Caux Dialogue on Land and Security (CDLS), with first-hand experience of the CDLS, and a passion for land and human security issues. This is a part-time position, effective immediately.
In the first week of September, the ‘Initiatives of Change for Life’ team visited Tura in the Indian state of Meghalaya. Stephania Menezes has sent this report of their interactions with the surrendered militants and the front line officers.
A key tenet of Initiatives for Land, Lives and Peace' (ILLP) is that care of the land and building peace are mutually enhancing. Dr Dennis Garrity, UN Drylands Ambassador and Chair of the Evergreen Agriculture Partnership, and Dr Alan Channer of ILLP, articulate this vision in a new, two minute video entitled 'Restoring Land, Lives and Peace'.
Latvia has enjoyed freedom from Soviet occupation for the last 25 years, short enough to be within living memory for older citizens, and long enough for a young generation to have grown up in political freedom. The country’s 500-kilometre boarder with Russian is only a three or four hour drive from the capital city. Twenty-six per cent of the population is Russian in this Baltic state.