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

The 2020s: a Decade of Reconnection?

2nd January 2020

New years and new decades are always an opportunity for review and re-evaluation of our personal and collective lives. We need (often painful) honesty before we can move towards resolutions to do better in the future. The Times columnist, Clare Foges thinks the 2010s has been ‘the decade of increasing…

Getting Out of Traps

29th July 2019

These thoughts are based on a talk given at the Oxford Group AGM, London, 16 July 2019

Peace Talks to Tackle Knife Crime in London

24th July 2019

Islington Councillor Michelline Safi Ngongoof will join the international peace building charity, Initiatives of Change UK this week at the annual Caux Forum in Switzerland. She will be leading and participating on intergenerational dialogue and knife crime workshops. Councillor Michelline said: “With London’s knife crime epidemic reaching unprecedented levels, with…

Standing in Solidarity with Refugees

24th June 2019

On World Refugee Day Initiatives of Change, the international charity committed to building trust across the worlds divides, is calling for people to expand their empathy, to learn, read and expose themselves to counter-stereotype images of refugees. Paul Gutteridge, National Director at Initiatives of Change, said: “We are asking for…

Brexit or no Brexit, The UK Remains a Part of the European Ideal

28th March 2019

The European Union is far more than just an economic or political union. The European Union, and the continent it sits in, is at its best a geographical, cultural and spiritual union between peoples of a great range of ethnic, linguistic, religious and cultural heritages.