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.

Tuesday, 18 October, 2016
Howard Grace

Many people have had experiences which transform their lives. Some are stirred to action by seeing the plight of people in need. Others are inspired by music, or maybe by a walk in the beauty of nature. Those of a religious persuasion usually link the inspiration or transformation to their belief. But what is actually causing the change? For those of religious persuasion is it the God that they come to believe in, or is it the transforming power of ‘belief’ that makes the impact?

Monday, 25 July, 2016
School for Changemakers 2016

Luckily for the world, there are people out there who are pushing through all the negativity, fear mongering, and hatred that bombards us and using it as a springboard for change. Philippa Watts says that she was fortunate enough to meet some of these people this weekend at the School for Changemakers, run by Initiatives of Change. Krish Raval, Denny Braggins and their team pulled together 50 young people interested in social justice, and a whole spectrum of speakers and workshop leaders to motivate and inspire us.

Saturday, 02 July, 2016

Britain stands at the crossroads. At a time when our country is most in need of solid leadership and coherent thinking, politicians of the two leading parties have turned on each other. Businesses and consumers are losing confidence. Instances of racial abuse in the streets and on public transport are reported daily. Our movement has long-standing history of working to build trust across the world’s divides. We seek to inspire leadership based on integrity and to offer people the tools they need to create change for the better in their own communities. Surely now our task is to concentrate our efforts into creating an environment for dialogue and reconciliation, before the divisions in our country widen beyond anyone’s ability to bridge them.

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