Friday, 11 August, 2017

Building a common humanity needs the bricks and mortar of integration. If we are committed to walk the talk towards a common humanity, we should personally take the initiative to reach out to the people who are different from us. People who, loosely speaking, come from other groups. We should listen with empathy why people hold sacred things we view as ordinary, and treat as ordinary things we glorify.

Wednesday, 12 July, 2017
Ken Noble

Kenneth Noble, Secretary of IofC-UK, asks where hope can be found at a time when so many things are going badly wrong.

Wednesday, 28 June, 2017

Nothing could prepare me for the visceral, emotional impact of seeing the burnt out shell of Grenfell Tower in West London, where 79 people are known to have died: incinerated or choked to death with toxic fumes.

Friday, 23 June, 2017

Dr Muna Ismail interviews Aysun Osveren, a Physiotherapist working with the Turkish Red Crescent Society on the conditions faced by Syrian refugees in Syria and the work she does in Mogadishu, Somalia.

Monday, 19 June, 2017

As we progressively see images of extremism, violence and revenge in the UK, on our television sets, in our newspapers and on our news feed, Jodie Marshall, a National Coordinator with Initiatives of Change (IofC) UK, reflects on the action she can take as an individual and possible actions those of us within our network in the UK and internationally might take.

Tuesday, 11 April, 2017
Rajmohan Gandhi

Professor Rajmohan Gandhi will be joining us in London next week for a public talk on ‘Our world at a crossroads – perspectives on a way forward’. Read his latest article, exploring how to strengthen the institutions of democracy.

Wednesday, 16 November, 2016
Howard Grace

This article was one of three blogs requested from different people by the Progressive Christianity Network of UK for interfaith week.

Thursday, 10 November, 2016
Davina Patel

When I first heard Donald Trump was voted as the president-elect of the United States, I had the same feeling as I had when the news of Brexit broke. I was angry. The anger then turned to sadness. America, like Britain is divided.

Wednesday, 09 November, 2016
Ken Noble

Whatever your own political persuasion, at times like this, you have to ask: what is our true source of security? When the landscape is being reshaped by seismic forces and people are calling wrong ‘right’, are we just victims of forces beyond our control; should we just try and ‘stay safe’ and let unfold around us scenarios that could lead to a new Cold war or worse; or can we play a part in making things better – if not for ourselves, at least for succeeding generations?

Tuesday, 08 November, 2016
Mike Smith

When Theresa May became the UK’s new prime minister she put forward a far-reaching agenda for reform of the capitalist system, which one commentator said would have been seen as radical if Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn had articulated it. Already bodies such as the Institute of Directors are fighting back, suggesting that all this should be recommendations rather than mandatory.

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