Friday, 21 June, 2019
CoP facilitator training at Armagh.

IofC has began partnering with the Southern Migrant Resource Centre (SMRC) in Dandenong, Victoria, to expand the outreach of CoP to Melbourne’s southeastern suburbs, and to work in a high school setting for the first time.

Tuesday, 18 June, 2019
Nigel Heywood from Australia (left) interviews a community leader as part of a research project on community-based peace building in Sri Lanka. Image courtesy of Jeremy Liyanage.

Ethnic tensions have flared up in Sri Lanka after the recent devastating Easter Sunday bombings. Jeremy Liyanage founder of Bridging Lanka shares his thoughts.

Friday, 14 June, 2019
PeopleCraft partners in Melbourne. L-R: Abidha Niphade from India, Tinotenda Mhungu from Zimbabwe and Dahlia Rera O from Indonesia.

IofC Australia is strengthening the global IofC network through its new PeopleCraft program, which provides support for hosting IofC workers from other countries.

Monday, 27 May, 2019
Smoking ceremony performed by the Dharug people at the launch of the project.

IofC Australia ventured into Blacktown, one of the most multi-cultural areas of Sydney, with a pilot programme on 3- 5 May to help the community to hear eachother, challenge narratives and find a new story to share.

Monday, 29 April, 2019
King Parrot Cottage - Photo courtesy of

A beautiful weekend retreat in the Otways, that encouraged participants to connect with nature, was the start to the Spiritual Ecology Leadership Program jointly run by IofC and the CERES Community Environment Park in Melbourne. Read about the experience of three participants and find out more about spiritual ecology.

Thursday, 04 April, 2019

Basketball turned Mayor Chagai's life around. Now, this former "lost boy" of South Sudan uses the sport to build community and create a fair go for other African youth. Chagai will speak at the Blacktown Forum in May 2019.

Friday, 29 March, 2019
L-R: Justin Bergholcs, Susan Moylan-Coombs and Jennifer Moylan on wash-up duty at the Asia Plateau conference.

Australian Indigenous broadcaster and community leader, Susan Moylan-Coombs, addressed the ‘Breaking Barriers, Building Trust’ conference at Asia Plateau in Panchgani, India on 29 January 2019. Read her inspiring words of wisdom.

Wednesday, 27 February, 2019
Assefa Bekele (R) with Mayor Chagai Dut

Assefa Bekele, Blacktown Forum organiser, says why it's never been a better time for Australians Sharing a New Story.

Friday, 22 February, 2019
APYC 2019, Leela and Suzie at the talent night. 
Photo credit: Thilina Sandaruwan

Personal insights and better sibling relationships: two young Australians found some unexpected life changes at the Asia-Pacific Youth Conference (APYC) in Genting Highlands, Malaysia, in December 2018.

Thursday, 14 February, 2019

Emerging leaders from the South Sudanese community around Australia explored ways they can cooperate to help bring peace to South Sudan, at a four-day workshop at the University of Melbourne and Armagh, the Australia-Pacific Centre of Initiatives of Change (IofC).