Friday, 18 December, 2015
Peace begins at home

Two ‘Peace Begins at Home’ intergenerational dialogue training workshops were conducted in north and east London where the summer 2011 riots started. The final session was filmed, with special guests Haringey Mayor Sheila Peacock and the Speaker of Hackney Council, Michael Desmond.

Thursday, 17 December, 2015
T shirts at Interfaith Week in London

On 19 November over 40 people gathered in St George’s Square in Central London to celebrate Interfaith week (15 – 21 November 2015). The focus of the event was on sharing knowledge of different religious traditions. There was an opportunity for a leader from each faith to share an exposition of forgiveness and patience. Speakers included Rabbi Baroness Julia Neuberger, Dr Alhagi Drammeh and Reverend Lusa Nsenga-Ngoy. Howard Grace introduced Initiatives of Change’s award winning film 'Beyond Forgiving'.

Thursday, 03 December, 2015
Peace Circle in Oxford

Sceptical of its actual impact, Ashley Muller unpacks her first exposure to a Creators of Peace Circle. From judgment to advocacy, she writes about her change of heart towards Peace Circles, engaging with her identity as a woman seeking to create peace, and embracing the responsibility of doing this in partnership with many other women around the world.

Monday, 30 November, 2015
Tea and Tarts

Thirteen people gathered at Elizabeth Laskar’s home in Oxford on 22 November to launch Tea and Tarts, a new fundraising initiative of Creators of Peace (CoP). Guests were invited to drink tea, eat a slice of mouth-watering tart, hear about CoP and make a donation to help women from the UK and Romania attend the Creators of Peace 25th anniversary conference in Caux, Switzerland, next July.

Friday, 27 November, 2015
Coventry flyer for Creators of Peace workshops

Starting Saturday, 28 November, an invitation to a ‘workshop’ version of the Creators of Peace Circle at St Michael’s House, Coventry, in three sessions.

Thursday, 19 November, 2015
Christian Felber

‘Money is only the means, it is not the goal of business,’ commented Christian Felber, Austrian founder of the movement, Economy for the Common Good. He was speaking on the theme of ‘How to create an economy for the common good—Can caterpillars fly?’ in London on 2 November 2015.

Thursday, 19 November, 2015
Alan Channer and Dr Aliyu Musa

On Wednesday 4 November, Dr Alan Channer gave a Greencoat Forum sharing his experiences as a film-maker and peace-builder. Alan has produced a number of films, including An African Answer and The Imam and the Pastor, that have been used to help reconcile conflicts and foster healing in Kenya, Nigeria and Cambodia, among others. Alan shared his model of peace-building, by amplifying the work of local peacemakers and grassroots organisations.

Tuesday, 10 November, 2015
Jodie Marshall at The Transforming Power of Art

A professor of applied music, a poet from an inner-city estate in south London, and a social entrepreneur from Sheffield addressed a Greencoat Forum on ‘The Transforming Power of Art’ on 3 November. The diversity of the speakers and the audience was in itself a testament to the power of art to bring together people of many ethnic groups and ages.

Monday, 09 November, 2015
Paul Moore speaking at the launch of his book (photo: Louise Higham)

Halifax Bank of Scotland whistleblower Paul Moore launched his new book Crash Bank Wallop in front of a packed audience at the London centre of Initiatives of Change on 6 November. The book tells the shocking story of what happened behind the scenes at one of the UK’s biggest banks in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis.

Friday, 06 November, 2015
Great Company book launch

Looking for Christmas presents already, but want to know that your money is going to help others? This month is the launch of our ‘Book of Month’. Each month we will recommend a different book for you to buy for yourself or as a gift for those around you. All proceeds from our recommended books will go back into supporting the work of Initiatives of Change. Our first recommended book for your Christmas list or gifts is Great Company by Mike Smith.

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