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

 

 

 

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