‘The first time ever that I feel free’. These words, of a participant in Afghanistan, capture the joy and anguish of women trapped by years of war, poverty and social constraint. Shabnam Hamrah in Afghanistan and Iman Al Ghafari in Syria filed these reports. November 2017.
Journalist and business author Michael Smith, representing Initiatives of Change, advocated five pillars of trust in the economy when he gave the opening keynote address to the 31st annual Businet conference on 9 November. Over 200 business educators, including professors, academics, lecturers and heads of departments, took part in the conference, held in Vilamoura, Portugal, 9 to 11 November. Businet, founded in 1994, is a 'global business education network' with 102 member organizations of higher education in 31 countries.
Following on from our 25th anniversary conference in 2016, we now want to be able to tell a much fuller story of what we do as Creators of Peace to help with fundraising and partnership building. We want to share a more detailed picture of what happens before, during and after we get together in Creators of Peace Circles, gatherings and conferences. As a whole network of women, let’s be generous and be confident that what we have done – and what we will do into the future – is, and will continue to be, amazing.
The documentary film, 'The Man Who Built Peace - The Frank Buchman Story', had its worldwide premiere on Sunday, 4 June, 2017 at the Illuminate Film Festival in Sedona, Arizona to rave reviews and a sold out house. On hand were director Imad Karam, co-producer Kelly Burks, and cast member Jay Stinnett.
‘Should we try to transform the world?’ This question opened a seminar last month at Oxford University’s Centre for International Studies. It was asked by Professor of International Relations Kalypso Nicolaïdis.
Creators of Peace will be undertaking a data collection & impact evaluation project to help us review some specific aspects of our work to date and assemble the information we need to support our fundraising, communication and training. We are looking for someone(s) for a short-term period of 12-20 days of work starting immediately to support outreach, interviews and the development of a new system.