Friday, 07 April, 2017

Laurence Cockcroft, one of the world’s leading campaigners against grand-scale corruption and co-founder of Transparency International, spoke on the theme of his new book 'Unmasked: corruption in the West', in the London centre of Initiatives of Change (IofC) on 4 April.

Monday, 27 March, 2017

For the third year in a row, Creators of Peace (CoP) UK hosted an event as part of the Oxford International Women’s Festival (OIWF). The theme of the two-week festival was ‘Women thinking big: arts, politics, science, education’. The CoP event took place at Oxford Town Hall on Saturday 4 March, under the title ‘Brave. Inspirational. Gracious – BIG stories of women Changemakers around the globe’. The programme included talks from women peacemakers from all four sectors in the festival’s theme.

Tuesday, 21 March, 2017

The referendum vote to quit the European Union has left a United Kingdom a more divided society. A Greencoat Forum on: ‘The UK and Europe: Building Relationships’ on 9 March brought together members of the public in an open dialogue on how is it possible to heal a divided nation.

Monday, 27 March, 2017

A new curriculum has been launched for adult educators to support the inclusion of migrants and refugees in communities across Europe.

Friday, 17 February, 2017

Initiatives of Change UK is looking for a volunteer to support the coordination and management of our Sustainable Communities programme. The successful candidate would assist in building successful relationships with the network members as well as providing assistance with the overall administration and organisation of national network events.

Thursday, 26 January, 2017

Célia Demoor, a community peacebuilder and researcher, gave the first UK screening of Voices of Migrants at a Greencoat Forum on Monday 23 January.

Monday, 16 January, 2017
UK resident Hassan Hassan giving leadership training in Mogadishu

With the UNHCR agency revealing¹ that the number of people displaced by conflict has reached the highest recorded levels, Initiatives of Change has announced that it will be launching a free Refugees as Re-Builders™ course starting in April 2017.

Tuesday, 20 December, 2016
Creators of Peace in Oxford

Ever wonder how to become empowered as a change-maker in your own life, community or nation? From 25-27 November seven strangers from across the UK, representing South Africa, Canada, England, France and India, met in Oxford where a space was created to help facilitate the unlocking of individual’s understandings of what peacemakers and changemakers look like.

Monday, 19 December, 2016
Migrants and Refugees as Re-Builders

A new three-year Erasmus+ project has been announced to improve the training of migrants and refugees through adult education.

Thursday, 24 November, 2016
Mike Smith and Christiaan Groen (centre) with mature students at Manchester Metropolitan University and their lecturer, Kelly Elshafey

When Nathalie Ormrod from Manchester attended a TIGERoadshow—a day’s event on Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy—at Liverpool Hope University, back in 2013, it was, she says, ‘a turning point’ for her: a lightbulb moment. Ormrod, who is Lecturer in Marketing at Manchester Metropolitan University, said she realised, there and then, that she needed to introduce the issue of ethical decision-making in business into her lecturers.