GPS – or Sat Nav – as we call it in England is all the rage. When my wife and I rented a car in Los Angeles we found to our surprise that it had GPS already installed. We got to our destination before we had figured out how to make it work.
A book launch of Father of the House, the memoirs of the late Kim Edward Beazley, took place on 11 February in the Australian Federal Parliament. As Minister for Education 1972-75, Beazley was responsible for some of the most enduring reforms of the Whitlam Labor Government.
Tools for Change Kuala Lumpur – the first conference of its kind to be held outside Switzerland – last week brought together 80 from corporate and civil society sectors, from media and education, to learn more about empowering and implementing change through generating trust, integrity and forming networks for action.
A new edition of Michael Smith’s book, Trust and integrity in the global economy, has been published by St Paul Press in Mumbai, India. The book was given a ceremonial launch at a recent ‘Heart of Effective Leadership’ conference at Asia Plateau, the IofC conference centre in Panchgani, on 4 February.
Two Nigerians internationally famous for their work in interfaith reconciliation spent three weeks in Australia, 24 October to 14 November, as guests of Initiatives of Change. They are Imam Muhammad Ashafa and Pastor James Wuye from the north-central city of Kaduna, where they head the Muslim-Christian Interfaith Mediation Centre.
An International Youth Forum on the theme 'The role of youth: action on the Millennium Development Goals toward a peaceful world' brought 138 young people from 36 countries to Bandung, Indonesia 23-30 June 2008.
A group of 28 former commanders of the Isatabu Freedom Movement (IFM) took part in a course on peace and community building organized by Winds of Change, the Initiatives of Change group in the Solomon Islands.