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.
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.
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.
In a quest to bring life back to the exchange programmes we used to have with Initiatives of Change Vietnam, six Cambodian Initiatives of Change Association friends travelled to Ho Chi Minh City. Peter Heyes reports.
‘Business needs a moral compass,’ asserted leading Lebanese businessman Antoine Frem, speaking at an international business conference in Beirut. ‘Can capitalism be moral?’ was the question posed by the conference, co-hosted by Notre Dame University’s Faculties of Humanities and Business, Beirut, in partnership with the Islamic-Christian Forum for Businessmen (MA’AM) and Initiatives of Change (IofC) on 8-9 March.