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Initiatives of Change connects with many organizations and networks, sometimes in formal partnerships, sometimes just by association through working for the same goals or on joint projects. Though recognizing the value of their various approaches, Initiatives of Change is not responsible for the content of these external websites.
Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict
A world-wide civil society-led network aiming to build a new international consensus on peacebuilding and the prevention of violent conflict.
International Centre for Religion and Diplomacy
Addresses identity-based conflicts that exceed the reach of traditional diplomacy by incorporating religion as part of the solution.
International Day of Peace Vigil
An international multi-faith network which exists to promote a day of prayer each year on 21st Sept – the UN 'International Day of Peace'.
International Coalition for the Decade for the Promotion of a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World
IofC International is a member of this coalition, which aims to encourage non-violence and peace education.
The blog of Marc Gopin, Director of the Center on Religion, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution (CRDC) at George Mason University’s Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR). ‘In this blog I am presenting sober analysis on the conflicts and challenges facing humanity. But the intention is always to balance problems with possibilities, tragedies with opportunities.’
Peace X Peace
Peace X Peace connects women across the world for peace using the internet.
The Next Century Foundation
Promotes conflict resolution and reconciliation, principally in the Middle East.
UN Alliance of Civilisations
Established in 2005, at the initiative of the Governments of Spain and Turkey, under the auspices of the United Nations. The AoC Secretariat, based in New York, works in partnership with States, international and regional organizations, civil society groups, foundations, and the private sector to mobilize concerted efforts to promote cross-cultural relations among diverse nations and communities.
United Nations Peace Building Commission
A new Intergovernmental advisory body of the United Nations that supports peace efforts in countries emerging from conflict.
World Conference of Religions for Peace
The largest global coalition of representatives from the world's great religions dedicated to an enduring mission: stop war, end poverty, protect the earth.
World Congress of Imams and Rabbis for Peace
Bringing together imams and rabbis who seek to initiate rapprochement between Judaism and Islam
Charter for Compassion
Bringing together the voices of people from all religions, the Charter seeks to remind the world that while all faiths are not the same, they all share the core principle of compassion and the Golden Rule.
Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions
Aims to cultivate harmony among the world's religions and spiritual communities and foster their engagement with the world in order to achieve a just, peaceful and sustainable world.
Giraffe Heroes Project
Honours the risk-takers - people who have the courage to stick their neck out for the common good.
Tikkun Daily is a multimedia blog embracing an interfaith worldview based on the knowledge that in this appalling and beautiful world, love can be embodied and become the basis for social relations. Tikkun is the magazine of the Network of Spiritual Progressives.
Theology Degrees Online
This website offers resources and links for people interested in studying theology in higher education.
Global Financial Integrity
GFI promotes national and multilateral policies, safeguards, and agreements aimed at curtailing the cross-border flow of illegal money.
The global coalition against corruption.
IofC programme websites
Action for Life
Agenda for Reconciliation
Caux conference centre, Switzerland
Caux Forum for Human Security
Caux Initiatives for Business
Caux Scholars Program
Creators of Peace
Foundations for Freedom
Hope in the Cities
IofC - related programmes
Programmes which have grown out of, or been inspired by Initiative of Change. Though independent, they often work in close partnership with IofC.
IofC national websites
IofC publications websites
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.'