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IofC UK Summer Away Day 2022

29th June 2022

Some special memories were made on 11th June at the IofC UK Summer Away Day! Creator’s of Peace UK and the IofC Oxford team organised a guided walking tour of beautiful, sunny and historic Oxford as well as a garden party with lots of tea and cake to celebrate our…

IofC UK celebrate World Refugee Day 2022

27th June 2022

Monday 20th June 2022 was World Refugee Day! Initiatives of Change UK’s marked the day with a collaborative discussion and workshop event with St Ethelburga’s which explored resilience and adaptation for future climate created refugees. Medical Doctor, public health academic and activist, Dr Rita Issa, shared simplicity and purposeful ways to…

RRB Alumni Project - A medical centre and a school in Ba'ad, Somalia

4th May 2022

Juneydi Farah and Aideed Mohamud are two Refugees as Re-builders™ (RRB) alumni who graduated from the course in 2020. They got to know each other by participating in RRB and bonded over a shared desire to support their home country of Somalia. They have developed initiatives and fundraised to support…

Democracy needs a moral backbone

7th April 2022

Many of us in Western Europe and North America have enjoyed seven or more decades of comparative peace. There have been international conflicts involving our armed forces but no direct threat to our own territory. So it has come as an enormous shock to see a ‘special military operation’ conducted…

Presentation to the 81st AGM of IofC UK

23rd February 2022

A statement made by Gerald Pillay, President of Initiatives of Change International, to members of the Oxford Group at the 81st AGM.

Qualities and Strategies of Peacemakers Live with Dr Alan Channer

11th February 2022

Catalysing Change through Film and Communications

Refugees as Re-builders™: Meet the alumni, Khaled Kabash

28th January 2022

I am Khaled Kabash, 37 years old, a Syrian, a father to four children, an agriculture engineer, and currently a settled refugee in Turkey since early 2013. I finished high school in 2008, graduating from the Faculty of Agriculture in Aleppo, Syria. My career started in 2009 when I joined…

Peacemakers in the Making: Learning to be a Peacemaker 2021

8th September 2021

‘I am super happy to have been part of the Learning to be a Peacemaker course – we learned the true colours of Islam!’ wrote 18-year-old high-school graduate Nma Dahir, from Erbil, capital of the Kurdish region of northern Iraq. ‘After attending it, I am totally immersed in this field, and want…

Initiatives of Change’s Contribution to Peacemaking

6th September 2021

by Dr Karen Abi-Ezzi, Lecturer in Peace Studies at the Bradford University’s Department of Peace Studies and International Development. I first learnt of Initiatives of Change in 2000. I was preparing to travel to Lebanon for a research project looking at what was being done after the civil war that…

Uncovering your calling

19th August 2021

The following piece is by Gemma Perkins who is in the School for Changemakers alumni. Here, she shares her thinking around transformation and what exciting things can come from being inspired by a moment of personal change. One of the things that I enjoy the most about the School for…

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