"The wars inside me went quiet too." Yara's Unforgettable Experience of Caux

30th November 2023

'75 Years of Stories; Caux 1946-2021", is an incredible collection of 75 inspirational stories spanning 75 years, from 1946-2021. They detail the transformative experiences of participants in the annual Caux Forum. IofC UK would like to highlight the story of Yara Zgheib, a young Lebanese writer who found solace at Caux - and came up with the idea of the book.

Rebuilding Ba'ad Village for a Better Future

27th November 2023

Juneydi Farah, an alumni of the Refugees as Re-builders™️ (RRB) program, graduated in 2020 and has since made remarkable strides in his efforts to improve the lives of his fellow villagers. Inspired by his visit to Ba'ad, a small rural town in Somalia, Juneydi took it upon himself to address the lack of basic amenities such as schools, healthcare, and electricity that the village faced.

Reflecting on Peace; from Lebanon and Beyond

20th November 2023

This year’s theme for International Day of Peace, on the 21st of September, focused on the call to action for the global community to recognize individual and collective responsibility to foster peace. Fostering peace contributes to the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and achieving the SDGs will create…

Berhane, The Peace Messenger - The Extraordinary Life of Berhane Woldegabriel

17th November 2023

To give you an idea of what Berhane Woldegabriel was made of, all you need to know is that in 2017, aged 70, he volunteered for two tours on a rescue ship in the Mediterranean as a cultural mediator!

Robert Schuman and Franco-German Reconciliation: The Contributions of Frank Buchman and Catholic Social Teaching

13th November 2023

On 3rd October 2023, IofC UK along with Mike Kane, MP and Trustee, hosted an evening discussion with Lord Maurice Glasman and Dr Philip Boobbyer on 'Founding Father' of the European Union, Robert Schuman, and his relationship with Oxford Group (IofC) founder, Frank Buchman. Dr Philip Boobbyer writes on his insights from the evening.

Buen Camino

5th October 2023

In September Ruth Hewett and Barbara Down, embarked on a thrilling journey to walk the Camino de Santiago, starting in the charming village of O’Cebreiro and concluding at the” edge of the world” in Finisterre. The purpose of the walk was partly pilgrimage, partly for the challenge of a 145…

Stone Soup Academy Stands Up to Knife Crime

8th August 2023

Head of the Sustainable Communities Programme, Amina Khalid, recently attended Stone’s Soup Academy Stand Up to Knife Crime annual event at the end of July. Stone Soup Academy is an Alternative Provision Free School Academy based in Nottingham who works with local schools and local authorities to ensure that students…

IofC UK Reflections from the Caux Forum

28th July 2023

Caux Palace welcomed participants from all over the world to join them in Montreux, Switzerland for this year’s Caux Forum 2023. People from over 70 countries gathered together in conferences, training, and dialogues to work together to bring about a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world. Two workshops were facilitated;…

A Memorable Moment for RRB on World Refugee Day

27th June 2023

To mark this year’s World Refugee Day, 20th June 2023, Refugees as Re-Builders™ (RRB) along with IofC UK Trustee Mike Kane, MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East hosted a roundtable in Parliament. Key stakeholders, RRB™ Alumni, and MP Stephen Kinnock joined us to discuss the theme of this year’s World…

The Value of Culture Exchanges

14th June 2023

Our short visit of 6 days to visit our Initiatives of Change Romania colleagues and friends was joyful. When the UK separated from the rest of Europe, it left a divide, a wound, a brokenness with individuals, communities and nations within the UK and Europe. The impact of Brexit has…

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