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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.”

Thursday, 11 February, 2016

Initiatives of Change Australia is launching a national consultation process around Australia, aiming to capture the full range of ongoing work currently associated with IofC – and to take new steps toward creating the future. This ‘Roadmap’ process for change and development within the network is to clarify and evolve the vision, mission and calling for IofC Australia.

Thursday, 11 February, 2016

As IofC Australia works through an organizational change process, this book is a timely read.

Saturday, 19 September, 2015

A lifetime of poems by Michael Thwaites, ‘written with a profound love of language but designed to communicate rather than impress'.

Wednesday, 09 September, 2015

Almost 60 years after Moral Re-Armament was incorporated in Australia, its Annual General Meeting voted unanimously to update its legal name to ‘Initiatives of Change Australia.’ The decision brings the organization’s legal name in line with existing practice.

Friday, 21 August, 2015

IofC volunteers Rob Lancaster from Canberra and David Vincent, a former child soldier and refugee from South Sudan based in Melbourne, coordinated the training that began in April 2015. Rob tells the story...

Tuesday, 07 July, 2015
Life Matters Phillipines 2015

The Life Matters Course - developed in Australia to help young adults ‘shape a path and purpose for living’ – is now being presented around Asia. From 12-21 May, the third such course in Asia took place in Pagadian, in the troubled province of Mindanao, Philippines.

Tuesday, 10 February, 2015

Who has an adequate answer for the fanaticism and hatred the fuel terrorism? How can any of us be part of creating that answer? Newsbriefs give examples of “building trust across the world’s divides”. Read more...

Monday, 22 December, 2014

Marking the 150th anniversary of the South Seas “labour traffic” to Australia, three Australians attended a ceremony in Fiji honouring the descendants of Melanesian labourers first transported to Fiji 150 years ago. Continue reading…

Monday, 20 October, 2014

Chief Inspector Bob Fitzgerald from the Blacktown Police presents certificates to some of the indigenous young people who took part in a Life Matters workshop in Blacktown, western suburbs of Sydney.

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