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Thursday, 16 February, 2017

Shanaka Fernando is the revolutionary pioneer who created a chain of community restaurants called Lentil as Anything. The ‘pay-as-you-feel’ business model became a hit in the 2000s, filling up seats up all operations hours. He was recognized as ‘Australian of the Year’ in 2007, and was also featured on MasterChef with the Dalai Lama in 2012.

Friday, 09 December, 2016

The Promise of Diversity: the Story of Jerzy Zubrzycki, Architect of Multicultural Australia by J.H. Williams and J. Bond.

Thursday, 10 November, 2016
The Forgiveness Project

The Forgiveness Project was founded in 2004 in response to the invasion of Iraq. As a way of countering the rhetoric of retaliation so prominent at that time, journalist Marina Cantacuzino set out to collect stories from victims and perpetrators who had chosen to resolve conflict through dialogue and restorative means.

Tuesday, 18 October, 2016

Newsbriefs October 2016

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.

Thursday, 04 August, 2016

Newsbriefs August 2016

Thursday, 04 August, 2016


Thursday, 14 July, 2016


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.