Tough Bliss: 'Restorying' is a catalyst on the journey of life

Genevieve Boast and Euan

Genevieve Boast, founder of Beyond Human Stories, launched her new book 'Tough Bliss: restorying life' in the London centre of Initiatives of Change on 7 March. Boast and Euan Smith, husband and wife team, delivered a thought provoking, interactive and entertaining presentation on some of the book’s nuggets of wisdom. The evening offered an enlightening snapshot of the book's core conundrum of learning from life’s tough tests.

From Eritrea to the world

Teame Mebrahtu

A biography was launched at London’s Initiatives of Change centre last month. When the event concluded, an Eritrean got up from the audience and pulled himself onto the speaking platform, hindered by his artificial leg. A casualty of Eritrea’s fierce war of independence from Ethiopia, he was determined to pay tribute to the subject of the biography. ‘Dr Teame came to us in the war zone,’ he said. ‘He inspired me to train in education, and it is thanks to him that I persisted until I succeeded.’ His sentiment was echoed by many participants.

Long way from Adi Ghehad

Teame Mebrahtu

An evening with Teame Mebrahtu and Stan Hazell, author of 'Long Way from Adi Ghehad: Journey of an asylum seeker'. Teame Mebrahtu was a prominent teacher trainer in Eritrea until he was forced to leave in the 1970s due to threats to his life. He was granted asylum in Britain. He became a senior academic at the Bristol Graduate School of Education and adviser to international students, many of whom are now leading educators in their own countries.

‘Vivid and sensitive’ – former archbishop on new book

That Other Voice book cover

‘This book is a rattling good read,’ was the verdict of former Bishop of London Richard Chartres. ‘I read it at one sitting.’ He was launching 'That Other Voice' by Graham Turner at London’s Centre for Spirituality on 21 September.

Naga saga: the extraordinary story of Visier Sanyü

Visier and Pari Sanyü

Like millions of refugees around the world, Visier Sanyü knows what it is like to flee from violent conflict. He is an elder of the Meyasetsu clan of the Angami tribe from Khonoma, the village that was at the heart of armed resistance to foreign occupation in Nagaland. The mountainous state of two million people lies between Assam to the West and Burma/Myanmar to the East.

Review of Unmasked: Corruption in the West

Unmasked: Corruption in the West

A review of Lawrence Cockroft’s book 'Unmasked: Corruption in the West' published in the Financial World February/March 2017

TIGE UK delivers ‘pillars of trust and integrity’ presentation to 500 MBA students in India

Audience at launching of Great Company at the Balaji Society Institute of Management in Pune by Yusuf Khan

Over 500 MBA students packed into a huge auditorium in Pune, India, to hear Michael Smith, Head of Business Programmes for Initiatives of Change in the UK and author of the book 'Great Company', speak about 'Pillars of trust and integrity' on 20 January. He was accompanied by Talia Smith from Initiatives of Change's Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy business programme, and Saurabh Gupta, Director of Communications for Initiatives of Change International, who is based in Pune. They were at the Sri Balaji Society, one of the industrial city's top MBA business schools.

Book of the Month - The Spiritual Vision of Frank Buchman

The Spiritual Vision of Frank Buchman book of the month

The Spiritual Vision of Frank Buchman focuses on the work, ideas and spirituality of Frank Buchman, the initiative of what is now Initiatives of Change.

Launch of Crash Bank Wallop: the memoirs of the HBOS whistleblower

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.

Book of the Month - Great Company

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.