These obituaries, recorded here under Lives Remembered, are of those who have pioneered, or were associated with, the international work of Initiatives of Change, formerly known as MRA (Moral Re-Armament). These obituaries act, like a photo album, as a social history of a global movement which has laid claim to have changed the course of history in an extraordinary range of endeavours—politics and diplomacy, business and industry, theatre and the arts, sports and the media, race and community relations, education and healthcare, development and international affairs.

Given the history of MRA, the majority of these obituaries are of people of Christian faith, though Initiatives of Change now often acts as a bridge between the faiths and includes people of many faith traditions. As this compilation grows, it will more accurately reflect this trend.

Most of the lives remembered here have been deemed worthy of public record and published in national newspapers as they have played an important contribution to public life.

Michael Smith
Honorary member, International Association of Obituarists

Friday, 11 July, 2008
George Walker

George Walker was for 20 years editor of The Industrial Pioneer, an independent and campaigning workers’ paper which aims to hold a ‘constructive shop floor view of British industry’.

Friday, 11 July, 2008
Arthur Strong

Arthur Strong was a pioneering photographer who took rare portraits of CS Lewis.

Friday, 11 July, 2008
Kenneth Belden

Kenneth Belden was chairman of the trustees of the Westminster Theatre during the 1960s and 70s when it was the centre of Christian drama in the West End.

Friday, 11 July, 2008
Neville Cooper

Neville Cooper, founder of Britain’s Institute of Business Ethics, saw integrity as essential.

Friday, 11 July, 2008
William Jaeger

Bill Jaeger, a pioneer of Moral Re-Armament, was a confidante of labour leaders thoughout the world.

Friday, 11 July, 2008
Dickie Dodds

"In all the annals of cricket there has been no cricketer with so remarkable and inspiring a story to tell." (Sir Neville Cardus)

Friday, 11 July, 2008
Bunny Austin

British tennis star of the 1930s.

Tuesday, 17 December, 2013
Wing Cmdr Edward Howell

Fighter pilot and best-selling author

Friday, 11 July, 2008
Bill Cameron-Johnson

William Cameron-Johnson was resident designer at MRA's Westminster Theatre in London, an able graphic designer and a prolific book illustrator.

Tuesday, 17 December, 2013
Lt-Col Alan Knight

Farmer, soldier and peace campaigner