New website launched for author and journalist Michael Smith

Mike Smith

Author and journalist Michael Smith has just launched his new website, designed within the family of IofC websites. It highlights his books and publications, a selection of his articles published in national newspapers, video clips and the 56 obituaries he has written for national newspapers, mostly about the pioneers of Initiatives of Change.

Gandhi on Trump and Modi – BBC TV

Rajmohan Gandhi was interviewed on the BBC TV News Channel this month about his grandfather, Mahatma Gandhi, who was assassinated 70 years ago. ‘A leading light of India’s independence movement from the British, his creed of non violence influenced generations of world leaders,’ said his interviewer, Clive Myrie. ‘His grandson himself has been an advocate and activist for human rights, and the author of books exploring his grandfather’s legacy.’

Book review of Beyond Walls published in the Friend

A review of Beyond Walls, compiled by Suresh Khatri, has appeared in the Quaker UK weekly magazine, 'the Friend' on 9 March 2018. Its print version has a circulation of 6,500 and many more read it online.

Britain’s Forgotten Men on BBC 3

United Estate of Wythenshawe

A new series on BBC 3, Britain’s Forgotten Men, is showing a series by filmmaker Dan Murdoch spending a year in some of Britain's most deprived estates. Episode two features the founder and director of United Estate of Wythenshawe (UEW) in Manchester, Greg Davis, who is also a member of Initiatives of Change UK’s Sustainable Communities Network Action Team.

'Life of purpose' TV interview

Talia Smith, representing Initiatives of Change UK and South Africa, was interviewed for 20 minutes by TV programme host Mike Ji, in his regular 'State of Society/My Story' series on the Kenyan TV station Xperience Media, broadcast on 15 May.

Comment on Charlie Hebdo killings

Three commentaries have been produced in response to the recent attack on the Paris based satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, as well as one of them appearing in the local press.

Structures of virtue

Dr John Carliste had the following letter about Moral Re-Armament (Initiatives of Change) appearing as the lead letter in the Christmas and New Year double issue of The Tablet, the leading Roman Catholic weekly magazine in the UK, datelined 22/29 December.

Obituary of Don Loughman in Guardian online

Don Loughman

An obituary of Don Loughman, the Westminster Theatre's production manager from 1961 and theatre manager from 1967 until his retirement in 1999, has been published in the online edition of The Guardian, 29 December, 2012.

New book 'Media Values' published in tribute to ICF founder Bill Porter

Media Values is the title of a new 199-page hardback book just published by Troubadour Press in the UK, inspired by the late Bill Porter, founder of the International Communications Forum. The book is edited by Richard Lance Keeble, professor of journalism at the University of Lincoln, UK.

The Times Carries Credo Article by IofC Author and Outreach Worker

The Times, London, on its Saturday ‘Faith’ page, 8 November, carried an article by Michael Smith, following his IofC website commentary on the financial crisis.