Programs and Initiatives

It’s all about relationships

Programs and Initiatives

Safe spaces to inspire, equip and connect individuals, communities and organisations to promote trust building, ethical leadership, and sustainable living.

Programs

Our programs run on a regular cycle each year - click through to see what’s coming up, or go straight to events.

In 2020, Australians Sharing a New Story and Sprout Community are going into a research phase, pending further development. 

You can stay in touch with us and learn of new opportunities by signing up for news and alerts here. We'll let you know when there are opportunities to participate, and you'll also receive our electronic newsletter, Newsbriefs, once every two months.

Where needed, IofC Australia sometimes provides part-funding to enable participants to travel to events and undertake community projects

Life Matters 

offers residential weekends, workshops and gatherings towards discerning life direction and purpose.

Creators of Peace

brings the concept of peace into our daily lives, to reflect on its role in creating the relationships that enable us to thrive. The program offers space for people from diverse backgrounds to meet in Peace Circles and other practice groups.

Sprout Community

supports participants to develop projects that serve people and nature in local communities through a Human-Centred Design (HCD) approach.

 

Australians Sharing a New Story

partners with local communities to share and appreciate our rich and varied histories, and articulate new stories for ourselves and our communities.

 

Initiatives

We believe that everyone has a part to play in building a just, peaceful and sustainable world, based on relationships of trust and integrity. The initiatives that we list here are current efforts or projects that our national team is supporting with partners who have approached us with a specific need. Some of this work is helping individuals to develop their own ‘initiatives of change.’

Contact us if you'd like to pitch us an idea for a joint initiative, or if you'd like some help developing your own. We're listening!

First Nations initiatives

are working for reconciliation between Aboriginal and other Australians.

South Sudanese Women's Conference

South Sudan initiatives

work with the diaspora in Australia to be a part of peacebuilding efforts at home and in South Sudan.

Peace and Leadership Training

equips tertiary students in peacebuilding and culturally-intelligent leadership. 

Angels Gather Here

The Friday Film Series

is a space for viewing and discussing Australian documentaries about the challenges we face as a society and a nation.

Regional trustbuilding exchanges 

take place with international and Asia-Pacific partners to heal conflicts, fight corruption, and build sustainable communities. 

 

Latest News

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Thomas Mayor, Torres Strait Islander and rights campaigner, delivers the keynote address at the launch of Our Uluru Response. / Credit: Eike Zeller
30-Mar-2021

The trustbuilding project ‘Our Uluru Response’ launched in Melbourne on 19 March.

Indigenous music and dance at the launch of Our Uluru Response at Armagh. / Credit: Alex Childs
23-Mar-2021

The launch of Our Uluru Response, a trust building project for truth telling and truth hearing with and about Australia's First Nations.

15-Mar-2021

David Mills wrote the song ‘The Rock’ in 1988, the 200th anniversary of the First Fleet’s arrival in Sydney Cove.

17-Feb-2021

Australians from different backgrounds visit an old Aboriginal settlement in Cherbourg, Queensland, on Wakka Wakka traditional lands.

17-Feb-2021

Dr Ben-Zion Weiss, social and spiritual ecologist speaks of his life, beliefs and work.

05-Feb-2021

IofCA is responding to the Uluru Statement from the Heart with a project for 'truth telling and truth hearing'.