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.


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.

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.



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.

Peace and Leadership Training

equips tertiary students in peacebuilding and culturally-intelligent leadership. 

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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Our Annual Report for 2020-21 has photos and stories of how we have continued to travel together in a uniquely challenging year.


Insights and discussion from a webinar on this year's theme of World Refugee Day, 'Unity—The way forward.'

The CoP NSW team with Rosemary Kariuki, May 2021
Pic by Shoshana Faire

CoP NSW supported the Cultural Exchange Reunion and Thank You weekend in Sydney, part of Rosemary Kariuki’s program to combat domestic violence.


Graeme Cordiner tells why embracing the memory of Myall Creek opens a space for Australians to own our history.


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


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