by Monica Bouman

Since Monica Bouman first read about Dag Hammarskjöld a number of years ago, Dag Hammarskjöld has become a life study for her. She was awarded her PhD at Nijmegen University in Holland in 2001 by writing a thesis on him, Call to International Service, Dag Hammarskjöld's Inner Path - Public Action. She deals with his ethics and spirituality, drawing on texts from both his spiritual diary and his speeches International Service and The World and the Nation.

A Great Aim in Life by Gordon Wise

This is the story of a life’s journey. Gordon Wise was born the son of an agriculturalist in tropical North Queensland. His father went on to become Premier of Western Australia, but Gordon’s own life path proved to have its own adventures, including service in World War II as an RAAF pilot in Coastal Command over European waters.

Die Macht der Vergebung (German edition of Forgiveness: Breaking the Chain of Hate)

Michael Henderson nimmt uns in seinem Buch »Die Macht der Vergebung« mit auf seine Reise durch mehrere Kontinente an die Brennpunkte der Konflikte und Kriege der letzten hundert Jahre. Er berichtet journalistisch über die erstaunlich vielen realen Projekte der Entfeindung. Das Buch spricht alle Menschen an, die von dem Wunsch erfüllt sind, dass die Ketten der Gewalt und des Hasses durchbrochen werden.

Foto: 'Reiken naar een nieuwe wereld' boekomslag

Een nieuwe wereld - voor velen is dit een wenkend, doch onbereikbaar vergezicht.
In verschillende voorbije periodes was de wil sterk om die nieuwe wereld dichterbij te brengen. Na de Tweede Wereldoorlog konden bergen verzet worden vanuit de motivatie 'dit nooit meer'. In de jaren zestig was het idealisme voelbaar voor een meer rechtvaardige, vreedzame, duurzame wereld.

The story of British evacuees to North America in World War II, by Michael Henderson

Why would British parents risk sending their children to safety over submarine-infested waters? How would American can Canadian families and public respond to them? What adventures would the children experience and what would be the long-term effect on their lives and on attitudes both sides of the Atlantic? This books sheds light on an aspect of World War II that is little known on either side of the Atlantic.

A Great Gamble - Turning Enemies into Friends, by Michael Henderson

Stories of those who’ve risked it! Six talks broadcast on Radio Dawn, Nottingham, UK. "The stories in this booklet are very moving. They show that the human spirit of forgiveness is one of the most powerful energies we possess. If this can be harnessed then we can create a peaceful world." From the foreword by Imam Musharaff Hussain.

Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy

'What are the great issues that confront the generation growing up in the foothills of the 21st century? Some of today's generation will determine to change things. They will scale the Himalayan heights to create an alternative future. What does it mean to have a calling-to give one's life for a great cause? The stories in this book, taken largely from the entrepreneurial field, serve as illustrations of such a determination to make a difference, to change the world... I wanted to present the stories in this book in the hope that they would be a source of inspiration to others.'

* LEARN about inspirational community based initiatives that make a difference;
* GAIN new skills for transcending victim offender cycles;
* SAVOUR stories about rituals for personal and cultural transformation;
* APPRECIATE different cultural pathways to reconciliation;
* DEVELOP new insights into worldview conflicts and how to transform them.

Life experiences, compiled by Laurent Gagnon, foreword by Cornelio Sommaruga

“It is my ardent wish that this book, written in the spirit of our worldwide network, will inspire people to follow in the steps of the pioneers and those who have become involved more recently in the fellowship, whose experiences are also related. Well done and thank you to those who have favoured us with these memories and these pertinent accounts!” Michael B. Prior, Ph.D., Calgary, Chair, Council of Management, Initiatives of Change Association (Canada).

A serious guide to remaking the world

'A serious guide to remaking the world' is taken from Jean Brown's series of Reflections articles published in For A Change magazine. Jean looks at four steps to 'remaking the world': Starting with yourself; Engaging others; Creating answers; Giving hope to humanity. The booklet is designed and illustrated with cartoons by Nigel Heywood.