Paz e coesão social através da construção da confiança e reconciliação em meio às divisões
IofC works for peace and social cohesion by building trust and reconciliation across divides
Monday, 01 September, 2014
Small groups discussions

Since the month of June 2014, 13 Creators of Peace Circles have taken place reaching and sparking personal transformation in over 200 women from different parts of Kenya - and they are still going on! We must mention that we have taken the Peace Circles to areas that are hard to reach due to poor road network and to people who are mostly forgotten but who matter a lot - the women on the low side of economic life. We will take you on a journey of the different Peace Circles that have taken place, sharing what it has meant for the women and for our country Kenya. We start off our journey with the County of Nakuru. Here, two Peace Circles took place in two slum areas - Bondeni and Kivumbini.

Wednesday, 13 August, 2014
(Photo by Scott A. Buchholz on Wikimedia Commons)

Initiatives of Change International has released a press statement about current world crises, signed by former Presidents Cornelio Sommaruga, Mohamed Sahnoun and Rajmohan Gandhi, as well as current President Omnia Marzouk and the whole International Council.

Tuesday, 05 August, 2014
Working together

On the evening of 18 July 2014, something unusual happened at Caux, the international conference centre of Initiatives of Change in Switzerland. A young, up and coming band of musicians, from inner city Manchester took centre stage to perform to an international audience.

Tuesday, 15 July, 2014
Creators of Peace in Crimea participants

Anna Bondarenko, CoP coordinator and trainer for Foundations for Freedom, has sent this report of the first ever Creators of Peace Circle in Crimea - and the first to be held in Russian. Questions were raised such as ‘How to live now?’ ‘How to have inner peace and peaceful relationships in the peninsula with neighbours and even families in many cases divided into different sides, having pro Russian or pro Ukrainian positions?’ ‘What role can they, the women, have in the current situation?’

Thursday, 10 July, 2014
Ginn Fourie and Letlapa Mphahlel

Ginn Fourie and Letlapa Mphahlele arrived in the UK for the eagerly anticipated Beyond Forgiving Speaking Tour (18-30 May) that aimed to inspire and left many lingering on the key question of ‘could you forgive?’

Wednesday, 09 July, 2014
Lisa and Charly Kleissner speaking at TIGE, Caux 2014, 8 July

What roles do integrity and trust in the economy play in our daily lives? This was the question discussed at the morning of the plenary session of the Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy (TIGE) conference at Caux, Switzerland.

Sunday, 22 June, 2014
Community Leaders Meeting Brazil June 2014

Brazil, despite being the seventh economic power in the world, is one of the most unequal countries in the world. Social inequality can be seen in the major cities as well as elsewhere with random shanty towns amid formal neighborhoods. IofC Brazil has for many years been accompanying and supporting work in poor communities in various parts of Brazil, especially in Rio de Janeiro. As part of this there will be two events in 2014 for community leaders, to strengthen the commitment to change and turn the tide in this situation.

Sunday, 22 June, 2014
Robe Street, Deakin, Canberra (photo: Grahamec on Wikimedia Commons)

Why hold a Peace Circle in a predominantly peaceful and harmonious society? News of a recent Peace Circle in Canberra from Kaveri Chakrabarty and Rosemary Thwaites.

Tuesday, 10 June, 2014
Creators of Peace Circle in Romania (Photo by Diana Topan & Andrei Cîmpan)

The fourth Creators of Peace Circle took place in Romania (Baia Mare) from 25-27 April, 2014. Ten women, aged 16 to 43, engaged in a peace conversation facilitated by Willemijn Lambert from the Netherlands and Simona Toroţcoi from Romania.

Tuesday, 03 June, 2014
Ginn Fourie and Letlapa Mphahlele with Terry Waite

The Royal Geographical Society’s Ondaatje Theatre opened its doors for the biggest London event of The Beyond Forgiving Tour on 27 May. Here to a hugely attentive, 400-strong crowd, South Africans Ginn Fourie and Letlapa Mphahlele spread their message of the transformative nature of forgiveness and apology.