IofC works for peace and social cohesion by building trust and reconciliation across divides

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Ragnhild H. Østmo

"If real peace was to become alive and active in my life, I needed peace to somehow become part of my daily routine. That meant discipline and being truthful to my decision – even through uninspired periods and periods of no visible results." Reflections on Living Peace by Ragnhild H. Østmo from Norway

Hope in Järva

Following decades of worsening tensions, new possibilities are emerging in Järva, a multi-cultural area of Stockholm. Since March 2016, 'Hope in Järva' has run several dialogues in the community, plus two learning festivals, with the focus on inter-generational trust building.

Nagaland-I-Care participants

‘Sense of responsibility is lacking, our failure in not helping them to build on this’, said Er. Petehetuo Miasalhou, principal of National Tool Room & Training Centre (NTTC) in an interaction with the IfL (Initiatives of Change for Life) team before the start of the ‘Nagaland-I-Care’ programme on 12 May. The IfL team, in collaboration with Pathfinders, were invited by the NTTC to conduct a one day programme with the students who are in their fourth and sixth semesters of their diploma course.

Dialogue on learning to live together participants

Stephania Menezes reports on a two-day programme in Nagaland for approximately 30 young people, facilitated by a team from Initiatives of Change for Life.


The Creators of Peace team hopes to train 1000 women in Baringo County by the end of 2016 to be creators of peace in their lives and families. This follows the courageous and emotional apology by the Pokot women to the women of the other communities in Baringo County. In November 2015, the 'CoP Baringo Project' was launched in Kabarnet by Peace Ambassador, Mr Kosgei.

Everyone is dancing on expression night

After the success of the Trust Building Camp in Jaya Pura Papua in January this year, Miftahul Huda received an invitation to facilitate a Trust Building Camp in Yogyakarta. It was held 26-28 February 2016 in Kaliurang Yogyakarta.