Thursday, 20 January, 2011

An obituary of the Aberdeen local government politician George Whyte, for many years associated with MRA, is published today in The Scotsman, Edinburgh. It is the paper's lead obituary.
Written by Finlay Moir, the obituary says that Whyte, who died on 31 December aged 81, was the Labour Party agent for Donald Dewar when he was first elected to the Westminster parliament for the Aberdeen South constituency. Dewar went on to become the First Minister of Scotland in Scotland's new devolved government.

Tuesday, 11 January, 2011

In a review, Andrew Rigby writes a three-page evaluation of Michael Henderson's book No enemy to conquer, in the journal Peace Review: a journal of social justice (Vol 22, pages 470-472).
Rigby, who is Emeritus Professor of Peace Studies at the Centre for Peace and Reconciliation Studies, Coventry University, UK, concludes:

Friday, 10 December, 2010

In its 'Olden life' column, The Oldie, an amusing and sometimes satirical monthly magazine, UK, carried a one-page feature on 'What was MRA?' in its November issue. Freelance journalist Nigel Fountain wrote about MRA's supposed anti-communism and Frank Buchman's 'PR disaster' in apparently approving of Hitler. The article mentions some of the public figures associated with MRA including King Michael of Romania, Prince Richard of Hesse, tennis champion Bunny Austin, Mrs Thomas Edison, and Rajmohan Gandhi.

Thursday, 09 December, 2010

Media Values is the title of a new 199-page hardback book just published by Troubadour Press in the UK, inspired by the late Bill Porter, founder of the International Communications Forum. The book is edited by Richard Lance Keeble, professor of journalism at the University of Lincoln, UK.

Thursday, 09 December, 2010

Coming in at No 50 in The Times newspaper's list of '50 greatest sports books', Hit hard and enjoy it, by the late T C 'Dickie' Dodds, first published in 1976, is reviewed in The Times sports pages, 6 December.

Thursday, 02 December, 2010

Under the headline 'Leaders with good ethics are the key to changing irresponsible banking', The Times, London, 2 December, carries on its website the full report of the Greencoat Forum addressed by Paul Moore, Roger Steare and Nick Robins, on 23 November. The report was first posted on the websites of IofC International, IofC UK and Caux Initiatives for Business. Alongside The Times' website report is a profile interview with Paul Moore, the 'HBOS whistleblower', under the headline 'God's whistleblower', written by Francesca Holloway.

Monday, 22 November, 2010

A new book, A Long Half Hour, by Stephen Chalke, (Fairfield Books) profiles six famous cricketing sportsman including the late T C 'Dickie' Dodds, who spent much of his life working with Initiatives of Change.

Tuesday, 16 November, 2010
Times journalist Francesca Holloway interviews Pastor James Wuye

Francesca Holloway reviews An African Answer on the Faith section of The Times website, having attended the UK public launch of the film.

Wednesday, 27 October, 2010

Under the headline 'No enemies', Reform magazine, the national monthly magazine of the United Reformed Church in the UK, carries a double-page feature on Michael and Gerald Henderson's experience of evacuation to the USA during World War II, and Michael's subsequent journalistic career. The two brothers have spent their lives working with Initiatives of Change.

Monday, 02 August, 2010
Michael Henderson,(Photo: ©Karen Elliott Greisdorf Photography)

A major interview on the subject of Forgiveness with IofC author Michael Henderson, has been published in Interreligious Insight, a quarterly journal published by the World Congress of Faiths in the USA and UK.