Saturday, 30 August, 2014

A Life Matters Workshop was held in Gerringong, 15-17 August 2014. Appears in the NewsLocal 20 August 2014 digital edition.

Wednesday, 27 August, 2014

A short, white-haired man stood before some 50 people on a cold winter’s evening at Armagh, the IofC centre in Melbourne. His very demeanour was humble. Bishop Paride Taban, born in South Sudan in 1936, has celebrated 50 years as a priest, 30 as a Bishop.

Tuesday, 19 August, 2014

Former Governor of WA and Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen John Sanderson, didn't limit his scope when speaking at the IofC conferences in Switzerland in July. Sanderson was one of the 26 Australians participating or providing support at the annual conferences which take place at the international conference centre at Caux, Switzerland.

Wednesday, 02 July, 2014
Mohan Bhagwandas

In February Mohan Bhagwandas from Melbourne was in Colombia for a meeting of IofC’s International Council. Mohan found himself impressed by 'the boundless energy' of the Brazilians, 'even when the thermometer gets to 48'. One quiet morning overlooking in Rio de Janeiro, he connected with a different energy ...

Tuesday, 24 June, 2014
Robe Street, Deakin, Canberra (photo: Grahamec on Wikimedia Commons)

Why hold a Peace Circle in a predominantly peaceful and harmonious society? News of a recent Peace Circle in Canberra from Kaveri Chakrabarty and Rosemary Thwaites.

Thursday, 08 May, 2014

The continuing crisis in South Sudan is a tragedy of massive proportions. An intervention is needed. We believe it can come from individuals courageous enough to move beyond sectional interests and search for the inspired response, motivated by the suffering of their fellow South Sudanese and the vision of a healed, renewed South Sudan. We appeal to leaders on both sides to show that statesmanship.

Wednesday, 08 January, 2014
A passionate appeal for lasting peace in South Sudan DVD

During three months last year Nigerian film-maker Dele Ajakaiye documented the 'Journey for national healing and reconciliation in South Sudan', in which Initiatives of Change was a partner. His wife, Amina Dikedi-Ajakaiye, was Project Director for IofC International in its collaboration with the Office of President during the start of the project, which included the training of 200 'Peace and Reconciliation Mobilizers', some of whom are seen in this video. From this involvement, Dele produced this video message for the present crisis.

Monday, 10 June, 2013
Creators of Peace 144x teaser

Creators of Peace International’s New Governance Model, Calling for Nominations for International Coordinators, and Expressions of Interest in the Portfolio Working Teams to support International Coordinator’s service to world network

Wednesday, 01 May, 2013

The Rt. Hon. Malcolm Fraser, former Prime Minister of Australia launched ‘The Promise of Diversity’ on 16 April at Armagh, the Initiatives of Change centre in Melbourne, Australia.

Tuesday, 09 April, 2013
H.E. Dr Riek Machar, Vice President of South Sudan, speaking at the launch of the training for 200 Peace and Reconciliation Mobilizers in Juba (Photo: Francis Evans)

Juba, 8 April. South Sudanese Vice President Dr. Riek Machar this morning officially opened the training of 200 South Sudanese who will serve as peace and reconciliation mobilizers within communities all over the country over the coming years.