Five facts from 80 years

This year marks 80 years since Initiatives of Change began operating in the UK, originally under the name of Moral Re-Armament (MRA). During this time the organisation has delivered work aligned to its values of absolute love, purity, unselfishness and honesty, all the while linking together personal change with global change. Here are a few key highlights from IofC’s work in the UK.

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.

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.

Turning Points

Frank Buchman

A series of discussions inspired by the ideas of Frank Buchman

The Spiritual Vision of Frank Buchman reviewed in the Church Times

Frank Buchman

The leading UK Anglican weekly, The Church Times (14 March 2014), carries a review of Dr Philip Boobbyer’s book, The Spiritual Vision of Frank Buchman, by Peter Forster, the Bishop of Chester. He writes, ‘Philip Boobbyer, from The University of Kent, has provided a definitive and well-written portrait, which will be of enduring value, of Buchman and his vision.’

The Personal Legacy of Frank Buchman

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Alline Serpa challenges the Initiatives of Change network to revisit the legacy of Frank Buchman, its founder, and to find a deeper care for each other, rooted in personal change.

The Oldie magazine, UK, revisits Buchman's supposed 'PR disaster'

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.

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