The best relationships are based on trust and integrity. When things go wrong the real divisions often turn out to be the gaps between our ideals and the way we actually live.  Whenever someone, takes honest steps to close the integrity gap, that action communicates to others. It inspires a growth in the human spirit that sparks initiatives of change in families, communities and beyond.

In this sense, everyone can take initiatives springing from a change in attitudes or motivation.

As a national team, Initiatives of Change in Australia focuses on four main areas:

  • Training programmes to help people find a path and a purpose for living
  • Working for reconciliation between Aboriginal and other Australians
  • Building bridges of trust between Australia's diverse peoples and cultures based on respect for shared core values
  • Supporting regional initiatives in the Asia-Pacific region to heal conflicts, fight corruption and build sustainable communities

You can stay in touch with us and learn of new opportunities by signing up for news and alerts here: http://au.iofc.org/sign-our-newsletter

We'll let you know when there are opportunities to participate, and you'll also receive our electronic newsletter, Newsbriefs, once every two months. 

Read on to find out more about our programmes:

South Sudanese peace and reconciliation graduatesSouth Sudan Australia Peace Initiative

 

 

Creators of Peace banner imageCreators of Peace

 

 

First Peoples

 

 

Sustainable Impact Mentoring

 

 

Life Matters workshopLife Matters

 

 

Asia Pacific Youth Conference 2011Regional Trust Building

 

 

 

Latest News

Tuesday, 16 October, 2018
Beyond Forgiving - A South African Story

On a wet Brisbane evening on 6 October, 60 people from diverse backgrounds and origins came together at the Griffith University’s Multifaith Centre for a screening of the award-winning documentary Beyond Forgiving and a panel discussion on the theme ‘The truth will set us all free. Are we listening?’

Thursday, 11 October, 2018

A Creators of Peace facilitator offers a Peace Circle in a novel format

Thursday, 04 October, 2018
Market stalls at the Armagh sustainability fair.

Participants in the 2018 cycle of the Sustainable Impact Mentoring (SIM) program presented their projects on 8 September at Armagh, and reflected on the program’s Human-Centred Design approach.

Friday, 14 September, 2018

The Uluru Statement in May 2017 was the best chance Australia had to meaningfully address the legacy of our colonial past. It was rejected by then-Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in October 2017. One year on, the question remains, can the invitation by the delegates at Uluru for peaceful co-existince still be heard?

Friday, 31 August, 2018
South Sudanese Women's Conference at Armagh

More than 50 women from the South Sudan community in Melbourne came together to hear guest speakers and discuss common issues of mental health, inner peace, empowerment and healing.