How accompaniment brings change

16th February 2021

Thursday’s I love Thursday mornings! Why? From 10 to 11 the IofC UK staff get together to share how we are doing, what we are doing, and take time to reflect. Stories of accompaniment, pastoral care, and other works of service pour out – that is a blessing to us…

Building trust in a digital world

9th February 2021

Social media has increasingly played a major role in the development of many modern-day movements, whose aims range from combatting sexual assault (#MeToo) and equal rights (#BlackLivesMatter), to conspiracy theories involving child sex-trafficking (#pizzagate) and vaccination safety (#vaccinescauseautism and #antivax). Now, we see and experience the the rise of polarization…

The recent decision on UKAID reduction

1st December 2020

Is the UK losing its moral stance by not keeping up with its overseas aid contribution?

Coping with loss

1st December 2020

With COVID-19 changing how we observe the passing of loved ones, how can we cope with grief or care for someone who is grieving in todays environment?

The worst form of government?

23rd November 2020

Winston Churchill famously said that democracy was the worst form of government…. except for all the others.

Unlocking potential during lockdown

11th November 2020

Quakers and Business invited Michael Smith to represent Initiatives of Change during their two-day international online forum on ‘Making Values Visible’. He spoke to the forum of some 40 people on 6 November. His words inspired a lively discussion during the meeting!

Friendship, sisterhood and teamwork

3rd September 2020

Amina Dikedi-Ajaikaye, President of Creators of Peace International, talks to Mary Lean ahead of the President’s Lunch on 5 September.

Leading by example

22nd August 2020

We’ve all heard of ‘leading by example’; its pretty easy to say, but most still struggle with following through. However, today leading by example carries more weight. Scandals are reported instantly, and pundits speak endlessly about how our leaders are failing us as a society. It makes you wonder –…

Threads of hope

27th April 2020

Finding Peace in India

14th February 2020

Marking the 10 year anniversay of School for Changemakers at Asia Plateau