Terrorist attack survivor fights extremism with peace

Bjørn Ihler (right) is introduced by Forum host Mike Smith

'Breivik is just a man. I wanted to face him. I wanted to understand him as a human being not just a violent extremist,' Bjørn Ihler, a survivor of the Anders Breivik terrorist attack of 2011, told a captivated audience at the Initiatives of Change centre in London on 1 November.

Greencoat Forum - Listening Roadshow

Listening Roadshows will be taking place across the UK. They are designed to offer a safe space where people can share concerns and hopes about their communities in today's political climate post referendum.

Voices of Migrants

Calais refugee camp

You are warmly invited to a Greencoat Forum on the evening of Monday 23 January 2017. The Voices of Migrants project consists of filmed testimonies from the refugee camp of Calais.

The Power of Art

Jodie Marshall at The Transforming Power of Art

A professor of applied music, a poet from an inner-city estate in south London, and a social entrepreneur from Sheffield addressed a Greencoat Forum on ‘The Transforming Power of Art’ on 3 November. The diversity of the speakers and the audience was in itself a testament to the power of art to bring together people of many ethnic groups and ages.

Fresh Season Spring 2015 - Absolute Unselfishness

Rabbi Jeff Berger

On 12 May Rabbi Jeff Berger will be speaking on the topic of Absolute Unselfishness.

Fresh Season Spring 2015 - Absolute Unselfishness

Revd. David Musgrave, Methodist Minister & Former Deputy High Commissioner to Latvia

On 27 April Revd David Musgrave, Methodist Minister & Former Deputy High Commissioner to Latvia, will be speaking on the topic of Absolute Unselfishness.

Resilience: a key to successful organizations

TIGERoadshow at St Ethelburga’s Centre for Peace and Reconciliation

Resilience—in organizations, structures and the human spirit—was the theme of a TIGERoadshow (Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy) hosted by the St Ethelburga’s Centre for Peace and Reconciliation in the City of London on 16 October.

Choices between 'right action' and wrong values

Lawrence Bloom, Chairman of Be Energy and soon to be Secretary General of the Be Earth Foundation, a United Nations intergovernmental organization, took his audience on a journey between the boundaries of right, wrong and the multiple shades of grey in between, when he addressed a TIGETalk in the London centre of Initiatives of Change (IofC) on 7 October.

The Scottish referendum has disturbed the world

Ian Monteague

On the 8 October 2014, Initiatives of Change UK’s Sustainable Communities programme organised a two-hour discussion on the Scotland referendum with Ian Monteague, Chair of the Board of Trustees of Family Action in Rogerfield and Easterhouse (FARE), a leading Glasgow-based community organisation.

Resilient Leadership: Challenging Business Paradigms

Tigeroadshow audience

On 16 October St Ethelburga’s Centre, London will host ‘Resilient Leadership’, which will explore what it means to be a leader and how as leaders we can develop and maintain the capacity to skilfully challenge the status quo and elegantly facilitate change.

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