The best relationships are based on trust and integrity. When things go wrong the real divisions often turn out to be the gaps between our ideals and the way we actually live.  Whenever someone, takes honest steps to close the integrity gap, that action communicates to others. It inspires a growth in the human spirit that sparks initiatives of change in families, communities and beyond.

In this sense, everyone can take initiatives springing from a change in attitudes or motivation.

As a national team, Initiatives of Change in Australia focuses on four main areas:

  • Training programmes to help people find a path and a purpose for living
  • Working for reconciliation between Aboriginal and other Australians
  • Building bridges of trust between Australia's diverse peoples and cultures based on respect for shared core values
  • Supporting regional initiatives in the Asia-Pacific region to heal conflicts, fight corruption and build sustainable communities

 

Please click on the following to find out more.

South Sudanese peace and reconciliation graduatesSouth Sudan Initiative

 

 

 

Creators of Peace banner imageCreators of Peace

 

 

 

Life Matters workshopLife Matters

 

 

 

Asia Pacific Youth Conference 2011Regional Trust Building

 

 

 

Latest News

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.”