Monday, 27 April, 2015
Diverse Britain pannelists

'British society today respects diversity and people from different countries' was the view presented on 17 March by a panel of refugees from the Horn of Africa who are members of Initiatives of Change’s Agenda for Reconciliation programme. The theme was ‘Overcoming the barriers to integration and inclusion’.

Wednesday, 15 April, 2015
Group photo

As part of Oxford Women’s International Festival 2015, Oxford Creators of Peace hosted an afternoon event entitled ‘Fashion Revolution’, including speakers, an informal workshop and discussion over international finger food made by local Peace Circle women.

Wednesday, 08 April, 2015
Sustainable Inclusive Economic Development participants

Mike Smith, Head of IofC-UK’s Business Programmes, chaired ‘Sustainable Inclusive Economic Development’, one of four breakout sessions on 6 April at the Healing History conference taking place in Richmond, Virginia. Panellists from Scotland, Mexico, the USA and England showcased and discussed models of best practice in grassroots and national economic development, affecting people's lives - and job opportunities - for the better.

Wednesday, 01 April, 2015
Mike Smith, Lucy Parker, Jon Miller and Deborah Henderson

Can big business help to transform the world? This was the question addressed by Lucy Parker and Jon Miller, co-authors of the book 'Everybody’s Business', on 24 March. Alongside them, Deborah Henderson, former banker at Morgan Stanley in Wall Street, told her personal story of transformation from corporate banker to executive coach in the cut and thrust world of finance.

Friday, 20 March, 2015
'The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe (photo by Lisa Tomasetti)

On the 5-7 March, a remarkably touching, sometimes harrowing, yet inspiring production took place at London’s Southbank Centre. The cast told their personal stories as refugees finding new life in Australia.

Monday, 23 February, 2015

Join us for an afternoon of inspiring stories, discussion and international food on 7 March. This event focuses on women who have brought positive change through fashion and textiles.

Tuesday, 27 January, 2015
Scilla Elworthy

Women in senior corporate and other leadership positions too easily 'begin to think and talk like men', says Scilla Elworthy, the founder of Peace Direct and the Oxford Research Group. Yet what are most needed are feminine qualities in boardrooms and corporate culture, including compassion, empathy and 'grace under pressure'.

Tuesday, 25 November, 2014
Screening of Beyond Forgiving at School of Oriental and African Studies

On 10 November, the Beyond Forgiving film was screened at SOAS University (School of Oriental and African Studies), a leading institution in London for the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Tuesday, 25 November, 2014
Farnham University

‘Amazing film but I just don’t get it. Why would a government kill school children?’ stated a visibly moved and slightly angered student at a workshop on Making films that make a difference that Talia Smith and Howard Grace ran at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA), Farnham, Surrey on 5 November. She found it challenging to believe, let alone understand the depth and severity of the Apartheid.

Friday, 21 November, 2014
Members of the Compassionate Cornwall Team and speakers Amina Khalid and Shaun Danquah, with the signed charter.

West Briton, Cornwall's best-read local newspaper, reports a 'World first for Cornwall as it signs compassion charter'. The impressive list of speakers included Amina Khalid, a former Somali refugee, now working for Initiatives of Change.