The ordinary man

Those interviewed for the documentary The Man Who Built Peace – The Frank Buchman Story had one thing in common - commitment, passion and enthusiasm with which they spoke about their experiences of Buchman.

A chat with Imad Karam, director of The Man Who Built Peace

Ahead of the UK launch of The Man Who Built Peace - The Frank Buchman Story, director Imad Karam explains why this film has such a powerful message for today.

The Man Who Built Peace - The Frank Buchman Story premiered at the Illuminate Film Festival

Audience at the screening of The Man Who Built Peace

The documentary film, 'The Man Who Built Peace - The Frank Buchman Story' had its worldwide premiere on Sunday, 4 June, 2017 at the Illuminate Film Festival in Sedona, Arizona to rave reviews and a sold out house. On hand were director Imad Karam, co-producer Kelly Burks, and cast member Jay Stinnett.

'The Man Who Built Peace' documentary selected for Illuminate Film Festival

Illuminate film festival

The newly made documentary film, 'The Man Who Built Peace', has been officially selected for its world premiere screening by the Illuminate Film Festival in Sedona, Arizona on 4 June.

From Extremist to Peacemaker Module 2: - Oxford

Imam Ashafa and Pastor Wuye

Four Wednesday evening discussions in Oxford drawing lessons from documentary films about ‘extremists’ who became peacemakers. Register on Eventbrite!

Changemakers Arts Festival, London

Changemakers event

From the 26 to 29 October, Initiatives of Change will open its doors to the public for its first ever Changemakers Arts Festival. The event is a collection of stories told through films, music, workshops and performances that illustrate how simple acts of compassion and courage can make a big difference.

Beyond Forgiving and spiritual reasoning with The London Central Mosque & Islamic Cultural Centre

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'.

Films for peace

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.

Beyond Forgiving and Horsham Interfaith Forum

Initiatives of Change is partnering with Horsham Interfaith Forum, a network that builds a community of trust and promotes understanding and co-operation between people of different faiths, to screen the award winning documentary film ‘Beyond Forgiving’. The film will be followed by a discussion with Talia Smith, from Initiatives of Change. All are welcome, whether members of the Forum or not, and admission is free.

Beyond Forgiving 'Ideas' on CBC Radio

Krystal Renschler, a Graduate student of Peace and Conflict studies, was one of almost two hundred and fifty people who saw the film and commented, 
"I've been chatting about the film to friends. I really appreciated how the film introduced us to each character and gave us a picture of who they were before 
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Beyond Forgiving 'Ideas' on CBC RadioCBC Radio recently told the South African story of reconciliation between Letlapa Mphahlele and Ginn Fourie, subjects of the award-winning documentary Beyond Forgiving.