Friday, 26 September, 2014
Ninawa Younan at the UN

Nina Younan reflects on her journey through life, with a little help from Initiatives of Change. She is a representative of Demand for Action which is a global initiative that is fighting for the protection of Assyrian Christians and other minorities in Syria and Iraq through lobbying, awareness and media. She has also done an internship with the United Nations in the US in 2009.

Thursday, 28 August, 2014
Dr Fadi Ismail

Dr Fadi Ismail, Director of Drama at MBC, the biggest Arabic satellite TV network, speaks to Peter Riddell about his work of producing drama series for tens of millions of people across the Arab world.

Wednesday, 27 August, 2014
Rob Corcoran

'In recent days, the need for trust, dialogue, honesty and accountability is cited frequently by residents of Ferguson, Mo., as they strive for justice and healing,' writes Rob Corcoran in an article published by the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Monday, 11 August, 2014
Dr Musharraf Hussain Al-Azhari

When I travel on the London underground I am amused by the announcement 'Mind the Gap', it makes me smile as I believe that there is someone here who cares about my safety and well-being. It also makes me cautious and makes me alert to the possible impending danger. Yet today in our fast moving consumer society there is a yawning gap between ‘me and you’, ‘husband and wife’, ‘people and the government’,’ employees and the employer’, ‘us and them’,’ Muslims and Christians’. Who is there to tell us mind the Gap?

Monday, 11 August, 2014
Dr Musharraf Hussain Al-Azhari

When I travel on the London underground I am amused by the announcement 'Mind the Gap', it makes me smile as I believe that there is someone here who cares about my safety and well-being. It also makes me cautious and makes me alert to the possible impending danger. Yet today in our fast moving consumer society there is a yawning gap between ‘me and you’, ‘husband and wife’, ‘people and the government’,’ employees and the employer’, ‘us and them’,’ Muslims and Christians’. Who is there to tell us mind the Gap?

Thursday, 07 August, 2014
Zooni Dash

Zooni Dash wrote this letter to the Naga newspapers, following a visit to the north east of India, and it was published in March 2014.

Thursday, 07 August, 2014
Zooni Dash

Zooni Dash wrote this letter to the Naga newspapers, following a visit to the north east of India, and it was published in March 2014.

Tuesday, 05 August, 2014

A reflection by Cornelio Sommaruga, honorary President of Initiatives of Change International and President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) from 1987-99, which he gave at one of the morning reflections at the Caux Dialogue on Land and Security, originally given in French.

Friday, 11 July, 2014

It is often challenging to deal with a conflict, and even harder to have more than one to deal with. Elina Sarkisian is an Armenian descendent born in Syria and currently living in Toronto, Canada.

Tuesday, 10 June, 2014
Peter Riddell

‘Please stay’ was the title under which The Scotsman published a letter from Peter Riddell on the forthcoming Scottish referendum on whether to leave the United Kingdom. In it he likens the English attitude to that of a husband who is vaguely aware of his wife’s unhappiness, but who can’t bring himself to believe that she would ever leave him.

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