New Year Honour for Dr Teame Mebrahtu

25th January 2024

Dr Teame Mebrahtu, an international advocate for the peaceful integration of refugees and a respected academic - who also became one of Bristol`s first black magistrates in the 1980s - has been awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours.

Policy of Deceit and the Quest for Peace: An Evening of Reflection at Initiatives of Change

18th January 2024

On January 9th, an engaging event took place at Greencoat Place, hosted by Initiatives of Change (IofC UK) in collaboration with the Balfour Project. Peter Shambrook, the author of "Policy of Deceit," was the central figure of the evening, which delved deep into the historical intricacies and current realities of the conflict between Israel and Palestine.

Christmas, A Poem by Peter Howard

12th December 2023

Statesman with your promise, Rich man with your power, Who will light the nations Through this midnight hour? Dark the heart of millions Hungry to be fed, Bitter at their toiling – Who will give them bread?   Wisdom can be humble, Wise men from afar Knew themselves for nothing…

'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!

IofC UK's Fellowship Weekend 2023

16th November 2023

IofC UK fellowship members and guests gathered for the first Fellowship Weekend since before the COVID-19 pandemic at the end of October this year! Volunteers, staff, and guests of the IofC UK network reunited at Missenden Abbey to ‘Remember, Reflect and Reignite’ their shared values

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…

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