From Extremist to Peacemaker Module 1 - Oxford

Irene Laure

Four Wednesday evening discussions in Oxford drawing lessons from documentary films about ‘extremists’ who became peacemakers. Register on Eventbrite!

From extremist to peacemaker

St Michael’s House, Coventry Cathedral, logo

Peter Riddell, a National Coordinator of Initiatives of Change, will be facilitating four Monday evening discussions drawing lessons from IofC documentary films about ‘extremists’ who became peacemakers, starting on 16 May.

From extremist to peacemaker

St Michael’s House, Coventry Cathedral, logo

Peter Riddell, a National Coordinator of Initiatives of Change, will be facilitating four Monday evening discussions drawing lessons from IofC documentary films about ‘extremists’ who became peacemakers, at St Michael’s House, Coventry Cathedral, starting on 16 May.

From extremist to peacemaker

St Michael’s House, Coventry Cathedral, logo

Peter Riddell, a National Coordinator of Initiatives of Change, will be facilitating four Monday evening discussions drawing lessons from IofC documentary films about ‘extremists’ who became peacemakers, at St Michael’s House, Coventry Cathedral, starting on 16 May.

Kenyan diaspora in Britain celebrates Queen's Diamond Jubilee

The Nairobi Chamber Chorus

The Nairobi Chamber Chorus is in Britain to perform in the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Pageant at Windsor Castle, 10-12 May. On 6 May the Chorus performed in Slough, hosted by the Kenya Society. Among the speakers at the event were former Kenyan Attorney General Charles Njonjo, former British High Commissioner to Kenya Sir Jeffrey James, Mayor of Slough, Sukhjit Kaur Dhaliwal, senior Commissioner at the Kenyan High Commision, Dr Joe Sang and Dr Alan Channer from Initiatives of Change's FLTfilms.

London film show revisits epicentre of Kenya’s post-election violence to discover reconciliation and healing

Imam Ashafa and Pastor Wuye join people from Burnt Forest, Kenya, to celebrate the opening of a Peace Office in the town. The festivities, which were the culmination of several days of intensive mediation by Ashafa and Wuye, were covered by national newspapers and television. Burnt Forest was the area worst affected by int

Not long ago the market in Burnt Forest, in the west of Kenya, was divided into three parts, corresponding to the area’s three main ethnic groups. In 2008 Burnt Forest witnessed unprecedented violence, following Kenya’s presidential election in 2007. The town was the epicentre of nationwide inter-ethnic violence which left over 1,000 dead. Five years later, the Burnt Forest market is now unified and the relationship among neighbours has been transformed. Initiatives of Change brought this example of trust-building to its London centre, at an event entitled ‘An African answer to conflict’ on 28 February.

'Zahra: Change Begins at Home' screened at International Images Film Festival for Women

Tenth anniversary of the International Images Film Festival for Women invitation

FLTfilms' latest documentary film, Zahra: Change Begins at Home, was screened twice in Harare, Zimbabwe as part of the 10th anniversary of the International Images Film Festival for Women. The festival, which is held, under the theme 'Women With Goals', is the biggest professional women's film festival South of the Sahara.

New film shows a woman’s journey to make a difference

A packed audience viewed the screening of the film

Unique insights into the life of a Somali woman’s struggle in Britain to make a difference are shown in the new film Zahra – change begins at home, produced by FLTfilms. It was publically screened for the first time on 13 September at a Greencoat Forum in the London centre of Initiatives of Change.

'ZAHRA - change begins at home', a new documentary by FLTfilms

'ZAHRA-change begins at home'.

FLTfilms announces the release of a new documentary film entitled ZAHRA - change begins at home. The film tells of the passion and commitment of a single mother with four children, a refugee from Somalia, who overcomes obstacles to transform her life and make a difference in the community. Tackling crucial issues that affect social harmony, breaking down communication barriers between the old and the young, resolving conflicts between groups and clans, and campaigning on the global issue of female genital mutilation, the film is available on DVD from FLTfilms.

Palestinian film maker who wants to build peace across the world’s divides

Dr Imad Karam

Who could be a better news analyst of the unfolding revolution in the Arab world than Dr Imad Karam? Imad is a 35-year-old Palestinian, originally from Gaza, living in the UK. He’s got a PhD on the impact of the media on Arab youth identity — a key to understanding current events. He was in Egypt when the unrest started and has been there more recently.