Winter 2022


News updates

Marking International Day of Peace 2022

We collaborated with the Little Big Peace Event and Celebrate Life to host an evening reception, screening and spirited discussion focused on the increasing rates of crime and violence in London. See Vox pop interviews and the short highlights video. Read here.

Judith Henderson celebrates her 90th birthday

To celebrate, read Judith’s inspiring life story which has involved receiving the Queen’s award for her outstanding contributions to voluntary service. It speaks perfectly of the necessity to trust yourself and follow your beliefs to lead you to the most fulfilling experiences.

Register to be part of our next book club series!

Last winter, IofC UK launched its first ever book club dedicated to reading works that inspire positive change and new ways of thinking. We will be starting afresh in the coming weeks with a brand new book and we’d love you to join our club! Register your interest and ‘suggest a read’ here.

We source newsletter content from our teams and community members. Have something to share? Email us at

Other news

Krish Raval in the Telegraph: His Majesty
King Charles III as ‘defender of the faith’

Co-Executive Director of Initiatives of Change UK, Krish Raval: “In making clear his preference to protect and defend all faith, King Charles showed he recognised the valuable contributions made to all our lives by diverse traditions […] His visible and lifelong commitment to foster closer bonds between denominations […] is a compelling acknowledgement of how he sees integration as a powerful catalyst for positive change.”

Read the full article

Michael Smith’s heartfelt commentary: “Remembering her Majesty the Queen”

Mike Smith, Member of The Oxford Group Association: “She is loved because of her sense of integrity, duty and service and, as the BBC’s Royal Correspondent Nicholas Witshell observed, her humility. She saw her role essentially as one of service to the people.” 

Read the full article

Lives Remembered

Since our last newsletter was issued in July, we have sadly lost the following members of the fellowship who have dedicated their lives to our organisation to drive positive change in the world. Let’s take a moment to remember them and read their obituaries: Barbara Guilbride, Alan ChapmanKirstin Channer and Maisie Poulton (an obituary for Maisie will be available soon).

Download your copy of the Refugees as Re-Builders Curriculum

In July this year, RRB™ launched its first full iteration of its Curriculum for training refugees. Click here to view. It includes a detailed explanation of the Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced levels of the programme. If you know someone who could benefit from this training, please share these details and ask them to register their interest. 

Creators of Peace UK hosted final President’s Lunch with Amina Dikedi-Ajakaiye

On Saturday 30th July, International Friendship Day, Initiatives of Change UK and Creators of Peace UK hosted a President’s Day in honour of Amina Dikedi-Ajakaiye, who has this year stepped down after six years as the Creators of Peace’s International President.

Read the full article

Share your feedback with us…  


Want to see any changes to this newsletter? Complete this short survey to share your views and help us make it as relevant and informative as possible!

Click here to see our latest events

Support Our Work

Copyright © 2022 Initiatives of Change United Kingdom, All rights reserved.
You are receiving this email because you chose to receive communications from IofC UK. 

Our mailing address is:
24 Greencoat Place, London SW1P 1RD

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

Forward this email to a friend