Events

Qualities & Strategies of Peacemakers - Online

Qualities & Strategies of Peacemakers - Online

30 March to 27 April

Tuesdays, 8:30 to 10:45 BST/UTC+1

Learning about Peacemaking from films about outstanding peacemakers Qualities & Strategies of Peacemakers (QSP) is a course of five modules, each based on a documentary film, followed by interactive analysis. The films show examples of reconciliation after conflict in a variety of contexts: inter-national, inter-religious, inter-ethnic and post-colonial. After an introduction…

Ramadan - A Youth Perspective

Ramadan - A Youth Perspective

15th April 2021 06:30pm - 07:30pm BST

This April has some of the most important religious celebrations of the year, including Ramadan. The Sustainable Communities Programme is hosting an open event for sharing, reflection, and music open to all faiths and none. We aim to create a reflective space for young people to share some of the deep…

Creators of Peace Peace Circles

Creators of Peace Peace Circles

20th April 2021 07:00pm - 09:00pm BST

Peace Circles are the core component of the Creators of Peace programme. The seven-week online Peace Circles course explores 10 themes centred around creating peace that includes listening to others, the power of forgiveness, and inner peace. Each weekly session serves as a ‘gathering point’ and is designed to connect…

Advocating for a New Story of our Shared Humanity

Advocating for a New Story of our Shared Humanity

22nd March 2021 04:00pm - 19th April 2021 06:00pm GMT/BST

Advocating for a New Story of our Shared Humanity are five-week conversation circles for building trust and community. Participants will work through five discussion points together during the two hour duration of their conversation group, but the session itself is designed with four aims in mind: Become aware of the…

Advanced Conscious Leadership Business Circles

Advanced Conscious Leadership Business Circles

25th March 2021 05:00pm - 06:30pm GMT

As part of the ongoing development of the IofC UK Advanced Conscious Leadership Programme (ACLP), Business Circles are being offered online in January, February and March for Business, Business School and Social Enterprise leaders who want to devote themselves to changing organisational models, attitudes, offerings and products. Facilitated by Anton…

Advanced Conscious Leadership Business Circles

Advanced Conscious Leadership Business Circles

11th March 2021 05:00pm - 06:30pm GMT

As part of the ongoing development of the IofC UK Advanced Conscious Leadership Programme (ACLP), Business Circles are being offered online in January, February and March for Business, Business School and Social Enterprise leaders who want to devote themselves to changing organisational models, attitudes, offerings and products. Facilitated by Anton…

Women in Leadership Roundtable

Women in Leadership Roundtable

23rd April 2021 09:30am - 11:00am BST

Join host Simone MĂźller for The alchemy of evolving feminine leadership featuring Genevieve Boast! This roundtable session on Zoom will focus on: Connecting to the evolution of the inner masculine and feminine energy Mirroring and co-creation in relationships Evolutionary feminine leadership traits for our times of transformation Who is this aimed…

Women in Leadership Roundtable

Women in Leadership Roundtable

26th March 2021 09:30am - 11:00am GMT

Join Simone MĂźller for Leading with your feminine energy - a roundtable session on Zoom focussing on: Keeping your strength in a feminine way Being powerful and feminine Leading from a position of feminine power and openness The feminine power balance sheet   Who is this aimed at? Female professionals from…

International Women's Day: Choose to Challenge Lunch Series

International Women's Day: Choose to Challenge Lunch Series

Week of 8 March, 2021

12:30 – 13:30 GMT

This International Women’s Day we can all #ChooseToChallenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We hosted four lunchtime sessions where special guests spoke about the most pressing challenges facing everyone, including women, in our society. Issues such as youth activism; domestic abuse, mental health and resilience; food poverty; and…

Women in Leadership Roundtable

Women in Leadership Roundtable

4th December 2020 09:30am - 11:00am GMT

Join host Simone MĂźller for Gender Paradigm Shift @ Work featuring Teodora Quiroga! The upcoming roundtable session on Zoom will focus on: The differences between men and women and why such differences exist (hunter - gatherer); How these differences manifest themselves inside and outside the workplace; How understanding these differences can…

Women in Leadership Roundtable

Women in Leadership Roundtable

15th January 2021 09:30am - 11:00am GMT

Join host Simone MĂźller for Women as Leaders from the Perspective of Feminine Masculine Balance featuring Jacqueline McLeod! The upcoming roundtable session on Zoom will focus on: The difference between adversarial and collaborative behaviour; Emotional intelligence and the need to acknowledge and express emotions; Resilience and adaptability in comparison to…

Launch of Advocating for a New Story

Launch of Advocating for a New Story

14 March, 2021

11:00 – 12:30 GMT

Creators of Peace is launching a guide to conversation circles for trust and community building. These engage individuals and groups in exploring the impact of damaging narratives of human hierarchies and hurting histories. Only a 'Shared Humanity' can create the new story that will allow us to work together to…

Qualities & Strategies of Peacemakers - Online

Qualities & Strategies of Peacemakers - Online

27 April to 25 May

Tuesdays, 17:30 to 19:45 BST/UTC+1

Learning about Peacemaking from films about outstanding peacemakers Qualities & Strategies of Peacemakers (QSP-online) is a week-long course of five modules, each based on a documentary film, followed by interactive analysis. The films show examples of reconciliation after conflict in a variety of contexts: inter-national, inter-religious, inter-ethnic and post-colonial. After an…

Next Generation Peace Circle

Next Generation Peace Circle

13 July to 31 August, 4:00 – 6:00 PM BST (Tuesdays)

We believe in transforming, empowering and engaging women across the globe in creating peace across all communities. This is your opportunity to connect with young women from across the globe, sharing stories, concerns and hopes, on your journey together as ‘creators of peace’. This exciting new programme is open to…

ALL REJOICE!

ALL REJOICE!

17th February 2021 01:00pm - 03:00pm GMT

You are warmly invited to join us for an afternoon of music, inspiration and reflection. Inspired by the legacy of Frank Buchman, founder of Initiatives Of Change, in the 1960s some young people from all walks of life used to travel together across the world, building peace through their love…

Creating Space to Breathe

Creating Space to Breathe

12th August 2021 04:30pm - 06:00pm BST

These two sessions offer women from all backgrounds to take a pause from their busy lives. The 90 minutes gives an opportunity to reflect on daily concern, and offers a path to help filter out the ‘noise’ to work towards finding a focus for the days and weeks ahead. Both…

Qualities & Strategies of Peacemakers - Online

Qualities & Strategies of Peacemakers - Online

1- 5 March, 2021

Daily, 18:00 GMT – 20:00 GMT

Learning about Peacemaking from films about outstanding peacemakers Qualities & Strategies of Peacemakers (QSP-online) is a week-long course of five modules, each based on a documentary film, followed by interactive analysis. The films show examples of reconciliation after conflict in a variety of contexts: inter-national, inter-religious, inter-ethnic and post-colonial. After an…

Youth Voices for Human Rights

Youth Voices for Human Rights

The 2020 UN theme for Human Rights Day relates to the COVID-19 pandemic and focuses on the need to build back better. Grave violations and abuses of human rights are being perpetuated at an alarming rate in our society, yet too many people particularly those in power, are hostile or…

Hope – A Youth Perspective

Hope – A Youth Perspective

The Sustainable Communities Programme of Initiatives of Change UK, International Centre for Eritrean Refugees and Asylum Seekers (ICERAS) and Muslim Welfare House were thrilled to host an uplifting evening of celebration for Interfaith Week on the topic of 'hope'. During this two-hour gathering, participants heard from youth leaders of different…

Learning to be a peacemaker

Learning to be a peacemaker

Young European Muslims were either born or brought up here. Their parents straddle ethnic and European cultures and often have an expectation that their children will be culturally more ethnic. However, many young Muslims are more comfortable with European culture, and Europe is ‘home’. This experience of young Muslims is…

Women in Leadership Roundtable

Women in Leadership Roundtable

19th February 2021 09:30am - 11:00am GMT

Join host Simone MĂźller for Embodied Feminine Leadership featuring Annelieke Verkerk! The upcoming roundtable session on Zoom will focus on: Anchoring leadership in the feminine Leveraging the body’s inherent wisdom Learning from female role models in and out of the workplace Who is this aimed at? Female professionals from across…

Creators of Peace Weekly Quiet Time

Creators of Peace Weekly Quiet Time

12th January 2021 04:00pm - 28th December 2021 05:00pm GMT

Tuesdays 4:00 - 5:00 PM GMT Join your fellow Peace Circle participants on Zoom for time together in silent reflection. After a brief check in, the facilitator guiding the session will share a quote. The group will then spend 15-20 minutes in silence together followed by the opportunity to share…

Rise Up Together

Rise Up Together

As a follow up from IofC-UK's Sustainable Communities RISE UP event and to mark World Mental Health Day, RISE UP TOGETHER was a chance to hear from young people with lived experiences of mental health issues and what strategies they have used to help them rise up. Read our report…

Refugees as Re-Builders™ Foundation Level Online

Refugees as Re-Builders™ Foundation Level Online

The Refugees as Re-Builders™ course aims to empower settled refugees to contribute to their countries of origin - as well as their host countries - by giving them access to knowledge and skills, they may not otherwise receive through academic studies or work experience. Its purpose is to strengthen the…

Shaping Peace Together

Shaping Peace Together

The UN General Assembly declared 21 September as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire. COVID-19 has thrown our world into further turmoil and forcibly reminded us that what happens in one part of the planet impacts people everywhere. In…

Creators of Peace Presidents Lunch: Inside Out - Our Words, Our Destiny

Creators of Peace Presidents Lunch: Inside Out - Our Words, Our Destiny

The President of Creators of Peace in conversation with Dr Karambu and Sarah Synder. Words can have a powerful effect on the way we communicate with ourselves and with those around us. Amina Dikedi invites her special guests to share their stories, insights and inspirations.

Widening Women Leadership and Participation Within the BAME community Conference

Widening Women Leadership and Participation Within the BAME community Conference

Think Tank 720 and Initiatives of Change hosted a conference on widening women leadership and participation within BAME communities. The event hosted women leaders from the BAME community to understand the obstacles and barriers faced, and how it can be improved in order to raise aspiration, participation and progression in…

Creating space - Space to breathe

Creating space - Space to breathe

This free session offers a space for women to come together for 90 mins to reflect on their daily concerns and work towards finding a focus in moving forwards in the days and weeks ahead. It is guided by Creators of Peace UK facilitators, is free to join and is…

Online Peace Circles

Online Peace Circles

Creators of Peace hubs around the world have successfully trailed the online Peace Circles. Please check out the current events page to see when the next peace circle will take place. Over six weeks we will explore: What is peace? Inner peace Concerns and hopes What builds or destroys peace…

RISE UP: Youth Empowerment and Mental Health Awareness Event

RISE UP: Youth Empowerment and Mental Health Awareness Event

A staggering one in four people aged between 16-25 suffer from poor mental health. Covid-19 coupled with racial injustice hightlighted by the recent BLM protests, has deeply impacted the mental health of young people. Isolation, anxiety, fear and division are symptoms of these uncertain times. Read our report that summarises…

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