The making of the film Beyond Forgiving has inspired Initiatives of Change and its partners to share a vision for peace building within communities and relationships across the world.
Through partnerships we are committed to raising awareness, educational outreach, conflict resolution in building bridges across the world's divides. Our partners in this initiative are:
Lyndi Fourie Foundation: The charity was founded by the film's protagonists, Ginn Fourie and Letlapa Mphahlele, to facilitate conciliation across race, gender and differing ideology and raise funds for related international projects.
The Forgiveness Project: This UK-based charity uses real stories of victims and perpetrators of crime and violence to facilitate conflict resolution, break the cycle of vengeance and encourage behavioural change.
Exploring the possibilities of forgiveness through real stories
Marina Cantacuzino, Founder, The Forgiveness Project - IofC Greencoat Forum
The Wilderness Foundation seeks to create social change as a result of nature based and wilderness experiences both here in Europe and in Africa. It has a long experience of working with youth at risk, partners in conflict resolution and leadership development. It evaluates and monitors how connections to nature can develop individuals and groups to have a deeper and more human understanding of each other and their place in the world.
Historically it has been a key partner in delivering the Sustainable Peace Network in Northern Ireland. This is run concurrently with the principals of environmental sustainability. Wilderness plays a key role in the process and is proven to be a neutral and powerful arena for participants to discover their common humanity and to move forward in life.
FaithAction is a national network of faith-based and community organisations that has over 1,200 members, ranging from small social action projects to larger region-wide organisations. We work to equip faith-based and community organisations with training, resources, and advice, as well as provide a voice to central and local government on consultations and solutions to problems. We recognise that faith groups often have a unique reach into communities throughout the UK.
The Guerrand-Hermès Foundation for Peace is an international think-tank and research organisation. The work of the foundation is underpinned by the belief that peace is a human concept and can only be achieved when people are in touch with their own humanity. Inspired by this belief, the Foundation's core aim is for humanity to flourish within each individual and to promote broader social transformation.