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

 

 

Mentoring

 

 

Sustainable Impact

 

 

Life Matters workshopLife Matters

 

 

Asia Pacific Youth Conference 2011Regional Trust Building

 

 

 

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Thursday, 21 September, 2017
The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe poster

The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe started out as a successful theatre production in 2011, developed by Australian director Ros Horin. The stage performance featured four women from four African countries telling the true stories of their experiences of sexual violence. A film about the making of the stage show premiered in 2016.

Monday, 04 September, 2017
Life Matters

A chance encounter through a Google search brought Marlous Teh to her first Life Matters workshop.

Thursday, 10 August, 2017
South Sudan Village

South Sudan is the world’s newest country, but 72% of its people live in refugee camps. Kathryn Gor describes what the diaspora community in Australia is doing to help.

Friday, 28 July, 2017
Caux Dialogue on Land and Security (CDLS)

Halfway up a Swiss mountainside, Delia Paul discovers a global conference with a difference.
The first clue was the conductor at the Montreux railway station. Nodding to the giggling group of young women boarding the train, he snapped, ‘Caux’? They assented. A middle-aged man got on, then a Southeast Asian-looking couple, a group of smartly-dressed Africans, and some tanned, sandal-wearing Europeans. ‘Caux?’ ‘Oui.’ Everyone.

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.