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.

Wednesday, 03 April, 2013
South Sudan

President Salva Kiir of South Sudan spoke in a Catholic church in Juba on Easter Friday ‘calling upon the troubled young nation to join hands to strengthen communal harmony and brotherhood’.

Monday, 10 December, 2012
Amina Dikedi-Ajakaiye, IofC’s liaison for the project, speaking to the Governors

The first comprehensive national reconciliation conference ‘to try and heal the mental wounds’ in the world’s newest nation after 40 years of war has been officially announced by South Sudan’s Vice-President, Dr Riek Machar Teny.

Monday, 10 December, 2012
Alex Martins

Edward Peters, Amina Dikedi-Ajakaiye and Alex Martins visited Juba, the capital of South Sudan, the world’s newest nation, at the end of November to discover more about the Common Action adopted at this year’s Global Assembly and seek ways in which the global network of IofC can best support the initiative. Alex Martins writes: