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

Displaying 1 - 6 of 225
09-Jun-2021

‘Our Uluru Response,’ IofCA’s Trustbuilding Project, is planning cultural events, site visits, film evenings and a special Yarning Circle series.

04-Jun-2021

A four-speaker panel discussed how we can all become agents of change in the unfinished apology to our Stolen Generations.

21-May-2021

Jean Brown, Creators of Peace founding member, speaks about why the guide ‘Advocating for a New Story of Our Shared Humanity’ was developed.

19-May-2021

Gloria Tabi, Western Sydney University, spoke with Creators of Peace about race, Black identity and the ongoing impacts of colonization.

Life Matters Workshop, Armagh, March 2021
Credit: Andrew Flynn
30-Apr-2021

Workshops for ethical leadership and changemaking are running again now, after the COVID-19 lockdown.

Presentation of Star of Taroom project by John Danalis and Alan Hamilton
Credit: Laura Fontaine
27-Apr-2021

Australians are telling and hearing the truths of First Nations people in homes and small groups, prompted by IofCA’s trustbuilding project.