Friday, 09 June, 2017
Audience at the screening of The Man Who Built Peace

The documentary film, 'The Man Who Built Peace - The Frank Buchman Story', had its worldwide premiere on Sunday, 4 June, 2017 at the Illuminate Film Festival in Sedona, Arizona to rave reviews and a sold out house. On hand were director Imad Karam, co-producer Kelly Burks, and cast member Jay Stinnett.

Friday, 02 June, 2017

Gwendoline and Azain Raban have started an Initiatives of Change programme pairing mentors with individuals who are developing projects for a better ecological future. Ruby Nelson-Will reports back after an inspiring chat:

Friday, 02 June, 2017

Get out the popcorn - Initiatives of Change Australia is screening a series of documentary films over the winter season! Katrina Grantham has the details.

Thursday, 18 May, 2017
Sydney peace circles story

A clinical psychologist and campaigner, Aberash (not his real name) fled his home in Burundi when his anti-corruption work brought death threats. At a Creators of Peace Circle in Sydney, he found a chance for healing.

Tuesday, 25 April, 2017
Creators of Peace in Nepal, March 2017

In March this year, Australian Creators of Peace Circle facilitator trainer, Shoshana Faire, was invited back to Nepal to train more facilitators following requests for the use of Peace Circles across various organisations in the country. This report was prepared by hosts Neichu Mayer and Meena Sharma.

Thursday, 20 April, 2017
Armagh

Amid Toorak’s tree-lined streets lies a house that epitomizes generosity and a vision for a just, peaceful and sustainable world – built on a single, extraordinary, unselfish act. It is now 60 years since Armagh became the Asia-Pacific Centre for Initiatives of Change (then Moral Re-Armament, or MRA) through the magnanimity of industrialist Cecil McKay.

Friday, 10 March, 2017
Life Matters Workshop 2017

The Life Matters workshop takes place annually in Melbourne over the long weekend of Australia Day. This time around, Sudarshan Suresh discovers more about the philosophy and practice of ‘Life Matters,’ while Luda Kedova interviews three of the 20 participants in the January 2017 workshop.

Thursday, 09 March, 2017

Early in the Southern Hemisphere summer, Ruby Nelson-Will sat down with Executive Officer Athalia Zwartz and assistant Kirsty Argento for an update on the Initiatives of Change (IofC) Roadmap process, and new directions.

Tuesday, 18 October, 2016

“What is extremism in my religion, and how can it be countered?” This was the question posed to a panel of religious leaders and commentators who convened during the National Gathering at Armagh in Melbourne on the weekend of 11 June.

Sunday, 01 May, 2016
Nazer Nazir (left) and the AAI leadership team meets with Greens MP Janet Rice (centre).

Afghan refugee Nazer Nazir had been in Australia for less than a year when a friend from IofC, Rob Wood, invited him to a Life Matters workshop in Melbourne. One thought that stayed with him, from that weekend, was a quote from one of the speakers. “Each wave is born and dies, but the ocean itself never dies,” said Nazer, recalling that day. “He meant that humanity is like an ocean and we are here to play our part.”

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