Participants from across Canada, at the Consultation and AGM over April 5 - 7 weekend, Calgary, AB.
The changing face of Canada - “Saying yes to diversity is saying yes to modernity, to opportunity, and to the very future of our country,”
Former Governor General Michaëlle Jean.
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Rob Lancaster from Australia was one of the team responsible for training the peace and reconciliation mobilizers. This was his speech to the graduates of the four-week course which concluded on 1 May.
War and Peace
Iman Al Ghafari reflects on war and peace.
Chris Breitenberg reflects on the historic nature of the pope’s resignation and what it says about the intimate connection between inner, personal, change and wider transformation in institutions and society. Click here to read more.
The December 2012 Canadian Newsletter - From the archives to the present, news from across Canada of new ways of involvement, community initiatives, circles of trust and friendship, healing and reconciliation. Click here to read more.
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Recent Publications and Video
New video - Banking on Change
An encounter with Initiatives of Change as a University student changed the course of J S Parthiban’s life.
The South Indian bank manager set out to challenge the system and bring about change for those who need it most.
The 12-minute video produced by Andrew Hinton of Pilgrim Films for IofC India is a testament to what one person can do to bring
change where they live and work. A 3 minute version of the video can be viewed at www.ca.iofc.org (see Home page , lower right hand side) or ordered
on DVD for $5.00 + p&p from MRA Productions N/A or tel: 604 560 9667.
The Fullness of Life – Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer for today’s world by Michael Smith ‘A gem of a book’ is how Ann Widdecombe, former Prisons Minister in the UK government, describes a new book by Michael Smith, entitled The Fullness of Life – Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer for today’s world. ‘I wish we could all regain our understanding of temptations, evil and forgiveness. This short meditation is invaluable. I wish this book was in every school library,’ Widdecombe writes in the Foreword. The 96-page paperback is published by Initiatives of Change.
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