Richard Hawthorne 1932 - 2018

A tribute to Richard Hawthorne by Dr Musharraf Hussain OBE, DL, CEO & Chief Imam, Karimia Institute.

Geoffrey Craig (1944-2018)

Film distributor who played bagpipes on the top of Mount Kilimanjaro

Stanley Kiaer 1931 – 2017

Secretary of the Oxford Group and Westminster Theatre trusts, Director of the Institute of Business Ethics, and much loved mentor in IofC's London centre.

Frances Colquhoun 1938-2017

Frances Colquhoun

Artist, gardener, actress and campaigner. This article first appeared in The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 21 June, 2017.

Peter Hannon 1927-2017

Guests to Peter Hannon’s homes, whether in Coleraine or Cape Town, could never be sure who they might meet

Bridge builder between antagonists – both in his native Northern Ireland and in South Africa.

Ivan Poulton 1925-2017

Ivan Poulton

'He sought to understand the attitudes of Irish Catholics and of Protestants like myself. His visits to Ireland included a retreat for Irish and English people at a monastery in County Tipperary in May 1998, at the time of the referendum that approved the Good Friday Agreement.'

Leone Exton 1922-2016

 Leone Exton Beale’s hotel background stood her in good stead as the Westminster’s catering director

An obituary of Leone Exton Beale, who was the restaurant and catering director of the Westminster Theatre in London, has appeared in the online edition of The Guardian, It is written by her nephew Jon Exton. Leone, who died aged 94, came from a hotelier family in Bournemouth and was associated all her life with MRA/Initiatives of Change.

Hugh Steadman Williams (1935 – 2016)

Hugh Williams

A playwright whose work was performed for President Jomo Kenyatta and Emperor Haile Selassie, Williams wrote on the subject of reconciliation, and inspired the African conservationists that surrounded him to reconcile and reunite the relationship between animals and people.

Obituary of Hugh Williams in The Independent, UK

Hugh Williams

The Independent, UK, has carried a substantial obituary of the playwright Hugh Steadman Williams on its website. He died on New Year's Eve aged 80, having suffered from pulmonary fibrosis. The obituary includes an introductory evaluation of his role in East Africa, written by Daisy Fletcher who is on the paper's Conservation and Africa desk.

The Revd John Burrell (1949 - 2015)

John Burrell

Church minister who had been involved in the peaceful transfer of power to black majority rule in Zimbabwe.