IofC's growing film coverage includes inspiring stories from all over the world that demonstrate how a personal change can impact wider change in society.
The journey of two South Africans to bring healing and reconciliation to their country post-Apartheid. Ginn Fourie and Letlapa Mphalele form an unlikely pair: a black atheist man and a white Christian woman. One has suffered directly from actions of the other, but both have been victims - and risen beyond their pain. What brings them together is a profound story of tragedy, forgiveness and hope.
The latest documentary from FLTfilms, depicts an African initiative to foster healing and reconciliation. Shot in Kenya, the film premiered at the Serena Hotel in Nairobi on 11 June 2010 and went on to tour areas of the country affected by violence.
'The Imam and the Pastor' depicts the astonishing reconciliation between Imam Muhammad Ashafa and Pastor James Wuye, and the peace-making initiatives which have flowed from it. The film, narrated by Rageh Omaar, shows that it is possible for the perpetrators of inter-religious violence to become instigators of peace. It is both a story of forgiveness and a case study of grass-root initiatives to rebuild communities torn apart by conflict.
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What Does Silence Look Like?
We asked a group of IofC Filmmakes to send footage of silence and here's a compilation of what they submitted. We have footage from India, Belarus, Ukraine, America, UK & Australia. How much do you value silence? How much time do you spend in silence? Does it make a difference in your life?
Four Steps for Changemakers
Most people want to see the world change. But how do you do it? How do you "be the change you wish to see in the world?" Initiatives of Change shares four simple steps for being a changemaker: make space for reflection, start with yourself, dialogue in diversity and take focused action.
The Caux Scholars Program
Caux Scholars Program (CSP), a one-month summer course in Conflict Transformation taking place in Caux, Switzerland, draws upon stories of personal transformation. Highlighting the learning experience at Caux, this video juxtaposes French Resistance leader Irene Laure (1948 post-war Europe) with a 2011 scholar who grew up during the Civil War in Lebanon. It also features other 2011 scholars and CSP Academic Director, Carl Stauffer.
What Is Your Dream for the 21st Century
How can we develop more effective global civic engagement around overcoming racism, seeking equity, building community by exploring how communities can work together to build trust, heal wounded memory, and create cultures of inclusion and economies that work for all?
Kofi Annan at Caux on Youth Leadership
Kofi Annan returned to Caux on 19th July 2013 after years of absence and made the final speech to the 'Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy' conference. He spoke about global issues, including unemployment, the Syrian crisis, the Middle-East, Africa and northern African Springs and uprisings. He insisted on the importance of youth leadership in the World, which is needed now more than ever.
Trust Begins Here
This video by Karen Elliott Greisdorf highlights the history and global network of Initiatives of Change and explores the foundation of its trustbuilding work in the United States.
Caux: A Jihad for Peace
A video with some of the participants of the training programme 'Learning to be a Peacemaker', which took place from 20 - 31 July in the Initiatives of Change conference centre in Caux, Switzerland. The programme was run by British Imam Ajmal and aimed to inspire young European Muslims to become ambassadors of peace and trustbuilders in their European communities. 45 Muslims from 9 European countries took part.
Hope in the Cities is a program of Initiatives of Change USA and is based in Richmond, Virginia. In September 2013, Hope in the Cities is taking part in the region's Amazing Raise fundraising campaign sponsored by The Community Foundation serving Richmond and Central Virginia. Raising Hope is a short film detailing the impact of Hope in the Cities over the last 20 years and enlisting viewers to join their team and donate during the 2013 Amazing Raise on September 18th and 19th. With your support we can continue our critical work in the community.
Learning to Live in a Multicultural World
Opening of the 3rd session of "Learning to live in a multicultural world" Conference in Caux, Switzerland. Featuring participants expectations