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
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.

Thursday, 29 May, 2014
Letlapa Mphahlele and Ginn Fourie in Durham

The Durham event of the Beyond Forgiving tour took place in the Prior's Hall of the Cathedral on 28 May. Dr Anthony Bash, senior tutor at Hatfield College, University of Durham, welcomed the audience and the two protagonists of the film, Letlapa Mphahlele and Ginn Fourie. Following a screening of the DVD, the first person to respond was Mr Archie Sibeko, once a senior commander of the ANC and a trade union leader. Turning to Mpahlele and Fourie, he remarked on their bravery.

Friday, 23 May, 2014

The assembled competition judges for Adopting an Attitude of Peace of IofC France have deliberated, the winners have been chosen, and so a few days before prize giving we would like to introduce you to four children who are not only four participants but the four winners of this competition!

Thursday, 22 May, 2014
General Joseph Lagu

Twenty years ago today – 22 May 1994 – General Joseph Lagu addressed a Moral Re-Armament Conference in Yaounde, Cameroon, under the title: ‘The struggle for justice without hatred’. His speech, strikingly relevant to today’s challenges, not only in his native South Sudan but also beyond, is reproduced in full below. Since leaving his post of Vice-President of Sudan in 1985, General Lagu has given much of his time to the reconciling work of Moral Re-Armament, now known as Initiatives of Change. This has included visits to 18 other countries.

Saturday, 17 May, 2014
The audience for the Premier of An African Answer reflects Canada's diversity as one of the most multicultural countries in the world. (Photo: Asaju Tunde Lee)

Promoting trust, ethics and integrity in the workplace was a major theme of a TIGERoadshow in Edinburgh, on Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy, held on 7 May. It was hosted by Tods Murray LLP’s Women in Business network and The3rdiMagazine. The roadshow was invited to Edinburgh by the magazine’s editor, Karen Birch. This was the third event in a series of one-day conferences organised by Initiatives of Change UK’s Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy (TIGE) programme.

Wednesday, 14 May, 2014
Pastor James Movel Wuye (left) and Imam Muhammed Nurayn Ashafa from Nigeria

Two Swedish newspapers, Expressen and Dagen, have reported on the work of the Imam and the Pastor in Kaduna this week. Expressen is one of the biggest newspapers in Sweden, Dagen is a Christian paper. The title of the Expressen article is 'Här lever hoppet i Boko Harams Nigeria' which means 'Here lives hope in the Nigeria of Boko Haram'.

Wednesday, 30 April, 2014
Project Manager Amina Khalid (l) with Haringey Mayor Sheila Peacock

A pilot project to promote dialogue between the generations in three North and East London boroughs has just ended, devised by British Somalis of the charity Somali Initiatives for Dialogue and Democracy, in partnership with Initiatives of Change. The presence of senior political leaders from Hackney, Haringey and Islington testified to the importance they attach to it.

Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Interethnic (Roma/non-Roma) dialogue in Romania

In February the Initiatives of Change team in Baia Mare, Romania, organised a two-day dialogue between representatives of the Roma and non-Roma communities from Maramures county.

Tuesday, 08 April, 2014

Can forgiveness repair communities was the key theme for the screening of Beyond Forgiving, which was held as part of The Forgiveness Project's 10th anniversary celebrations.