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

Tuesday, 11 July, 2017

The killing, murder and massacre of indigenous Australians as the British settlers took their land were often known as the Frontier Wars. Few of the countless killings and only one of the many massacres that took place into the 20th century, the Myall Creek Massacre, was ever fully investigated and prosecuted.

Each long weekend in June, Australians of Indigenous and settler descent meet at the site to make peace with the past. Aslan Shand interviews convenor Graeme Cordiner on what Myall Creek means for Australia.

Monday, 19 June, 2017
Armagh Open Day

On Saturday 1 July at 10.30 am, Armagh will open its doors to display its beautiful spaces and welcome the community to an Open Day Market.

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, 09 June, 2017

Darkness and light in human experience: Rwandan genocide survivor and musician Jean-Paul Samputu recognizes both. His packed-out concerts had crowds dancing in the aisles in May 2017. Then, just as he left Australia, a young student from a school he had visited died tragically in a bomb blast. The singer-songwriter marked the occasion with a song in her memory. Delia Paul has the background.

Friday, 02 June, 2017

Sustainability is the thing on everyone’s mind. Well, at least it should be, writes Ruby Nelson-Will, in a world where human impacts are shaping our planet for better or worse. 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 reports back after an inspiring chat: