Thursday, 17 June, 2010

Over the last few weeks Creators of Peace Circles have been formed all over Australia...

Thursday, 17 June, 2010

For the last seven years, interfaith dialogues between Muslims and Christians have been held in different parts of Sydney, sponsored jointly by the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta, the Islamic Friendship Association of Australia (IFAA), and Initiatives of Change (IofC)...

Thursday, 17 June, 2010

The idea to have a “Life Matters 2” follow-up training weekend came originally from James McIvor, Youth Justice Manager for the Gippsland region, and in recent years a keynote speaker at Life Matters courses. Rob Wood reports...

Monday, 15 March, 2010
Open Space at Tools for Change-KL (Photo: Michell Gavin)

The second annual Tools for Change KL took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 2010, organised by PICCSO (Performance Improvement Centre for Civil Society Organisations), a programme branch of IofC Malaysia. The 80 attending came from NGOs and IofC teams in Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam and Indonesia, and individuals from countries as far apart as China, America and Australia.

Friday, 12 March, 2010
Professor Rajmohan Gandhi giving public lecture, UIN (State Islamic University) Jakarta, March 10, 2010

The Gandhi ‘Voyage of Dialogue and Discovery’, began in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Wednesday, 10 March, 2010
Bek Brown and Therese Minitong-Kemelfield met through Creators of Peace Circles

The local press in South Australia recently picked up the community building potential of the Creators of Peace Circles. The following article from the Messenger Press, was sent in by Jean and Bek Brown who, with other friends, are currently running a number of introductory gatherings around their city of Adelaide.

Wednesday, 03 March, 2010
Life Matters course participants and faculty, 2010

Three generations joined the faculty of the recent Life Matters Course in Melbourne, Australia, 5-14 February.

Friday, 15 January, 2010
Lion Dancers at the Parliament of the World's Religions, Melbourne, December 2009

The fifth Parliament of the World’s Religions took place in Melbourne, 3–9 December 2009, with over 6,000 from 200 countries representing all the world’s major faiths. Part religious festival, part pageant, the Parliament was above all a massive conference and meeting of hearts, minds and spirits.

Tuesday, 15 December, 2009

Author, Michael Henderson, speaks about forgiveness with the launch of his new book "No Enemy to Conquer" in a Perth home on 28th November. Lindsay Cartwright reports...Read more >>

Monday, 12 October, 2009
Creators of Peace panel

The 5th Creators of Peace International Conference took place in Sydney, Australia, 30 September – 4 October. A programme of Initiatives of Change, Creators of Peace is a women’s initiative which challenges and empowers women to become active peace-makers. It works partly through the methodology of ‘Peace Circles’ which have been trialed or established in 25 countries around the world. This conference brought some of these women together.