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Initiatives of Change (IofC) is a world-wide network of people of diverse races, nations, creeds and backgrounds who are committed to transformation in society based on change in individuals, starting with themselves. Its aims, as spelled out in the preamble to the Articles of Association of Initiatives of Change International include:
IofC's emphasis is on individuals taking personal responsibility for change, recognizing that everyone – even the seemingly weak or powerless – has a part to play. Its methods focus on the interaction of people, whether few or many, in homes, small or large groups, personal encounters, training courses, and local or international conferences. For over 70 years IofC has brought people of diverse backgrounds and faiths together providing a rallying point for individuals and teams to work for justice, healing and human development.
Most activities and programmes are initiated by local and national teams. Initiatives of Change International seeks to support such initiatives whenever possible by providing contacts, international visibility, operational frameworks, funding advice and the like.
Initiatives of Change is financed by a combination of individual contributions, its own activities, grants for specific projects from corporations, foundations and government agencies, and income from invested funds. (Read more about IofC's finances here.)
Who we are: Initiatives of Change (IofC) is a world-wide movement of people of diverse cultures and backgrounds, who are committed to the transformation of society through changes in human motives and behaviour, starting with their own.
Purpose: We work to inspire, equip and connect people to address world needs, starting with themselves, in the areas of trustbuilding, ethical leadership and sustainable living.
Omnia Marzouk, President, IofC International
'Nothing lasting can be built without a desire by people to live differently and exemplify the changes they want to see in society.'