An Interview with Tsegga Seyoum Medhin

20th August 2018

All around the world there are changemakers; people making a difference. Some of them came from difficult backgrounds, but have gone on to do great things. Tsegga Seyoum Medhin is one of them. She joined us at our monthly outreach meeting, and here Francesca Baker chats to her to find…

Therapeutic Hand Cream

7th August 2018

Sehadet Ekmen has an unusual approach to helping refugees deal with the trauma of war. Yee-Liu Williams finds out more.

Reflective Report on Towards Inclusive Peace Forum

30th July 2018

From the 11th to the 15th July 2018 a delegation of people from across the world ascended up the mountain to meet in the breathtaking palace we know as Caux, and were surrounded by glorious weather and magnificent views across Lake Geneva. Amongst the delegates were thirty individuals from our UK…

Different Pasts and Shared Future

27th June 2018

On 20 June, after Initiatives of Change (IofC) launched its Refugees as Rebuilders project in Parliament, we hosted guests at Greencoat Place to celebrate World Refugees Day. This was a creative and collaborative event featuring music, art, discussion and food from individuals from many cultures. The event was held in…

Giving a Global Peacemaker Back to the World

25th June 2018

A documentary film about Frank Buchman, initiator of the movement now known as Initiatives of Change, was launched in the British Parliament on 5 June, and then to a large public audience in central London. Produced by film-makers Imad Karam and Kelly Burks, The Man Who Built Peace has already won five awards internationally.

Courage Calls to Courage Everywhere

27th May 2018

Creators of Peace UK hosted a visit from Iman Al Ghafari and Ola Al Darwish who run Creators of Peace Circles in Damascus, Syria sharing inspiration of how women are supporting one another in the midst of war. How do you prepare for peace whilst a violent conflict is still…

A Sponsored Birdwatch

23rd May 2018

Is it possible to raise money for a worth-while cause and have fun at the same time? Clearly, people raise massive amounts for charity by doing the London marathon and getting sponsorship. But is that fun? I love bird-watching, and have done for 40 years. One Sunday morning, sitting in…

Sustainable Communities - 'Together we can change the community.'

21st May 2018

On 9 May 2018 representatives of numerous organisations gathered at the heart of Islington’s most diverse community as part of the Sustainable Communities National network meeting, in collaboration with Take 1 Step and Light Project Pro International where the event was held. Over 50 people from diverse backgrounds, ages and…