What Britain did in Palestine - Oxford

Five evening discussions with people who have found a starting point for bringing positive change. On the last of our evenings, Dr Mary Embleton, a historian of the British Mandate period, will speak on What Britain did in Palestine, and why it matters after showing the short documentary film, Britain in Palestine, 1917-1948.

Mobilising a Million People - Australia’s Sorry Day movement - Oxford

Five evening discussions with people who have found a starting point for bringing positive change. This evening's topic is 'Mobilising a Million People'. John Bond was Secretary of Australia’s Sorry Day movement which enlisted a million people in healing the harm done by tragically misguided policies towards Aboriginal Australians – for which he was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia. His current role involves supporting people in many countries to overcome corruption, heal historical wounds, and develop dialogue in situations of tension and conflict.

The Man Who Built Peace – the Frank Buchman Story - Oxford

Five evening discussions with people who have found a starting point for bringing positive change. The third explores why someone who created a global network starting in Oxford in the 1920’s, and was decorated by France and Germany, Japan and the Philippines for his contribution to reconciliation between them after the Second World War, so little known?

The wounds of colonial history - Oxford

Five evening discussions with people who have found a starting point for bringing positive change. The second reflects on the wounds of colonial history with Talia Smith, originally from South Africa, who has recently spent eight months in Africa, listening and giving training in peacebuilding.

What is the role of faith in offering leadership to all - Oxford

Five evening discussions with people who have found a starting point for bringing positive change. The first looks at what is the role of faith in offering leadership to all? Do people of faith have a particular responsibility for reaching out to those beyond the boundaries of their own traditions?

Being the change, Oxford

Five evening discussions with people who have found a starting point for bringing positive change.

Towards a common humanity - Oxford

Letlapa Mphahlele

Join us in conversation with Letlapa Mphahlele, former South African liberation army commander, and protagonist in the award-winning film Beyond Forgiving, a powerful documentary about tragedy, reconciliation and hope in post-apartheid South Africa. There will be a screening of the film during the course of the evening.

Listening Roadshow in Oxford

On Wednesday, 29 March 22 people attended the Initiatives of Change Listening Roadshow Workshop at the East Oxford Community Centre. Half the participants were of foreign ethnicities, mainly European. The workshop was facilitated by Ashley Muller and Peter Riddell as part of the national initiative being rolled out across the UK.

Stepout: Reaching your local community, Oxford (part three)

Does the scale of unmet needs in your community frustrate you? Do you find yourself wondering what you could do to help? Want easy and replicable tools that can be used anywhere to implement sustainable change? Gather the inspiration you have cultivated from your community and engage in social action. Learn how to set up a project, be equipped with practical skills shared by guest speakers, and work with a team to seek an outcome with social impact.

Stepout: Reaching your local community, Oxford (part two)

Does the scale of unmet needs in your community frustrate you? Do you find yourself wondering what you could do to help? Want easy and replicable tools that can be used anywhere to implement sustainable change? Gather the inspiration you have cultivated from your community and engage in social action. Learn how to set up a project, be equipped with practical skills shared by guest speakers, and work with a team to seek an outcome with social impact.

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