Some of IofC’s most significant stories concern trustbuilding and reconciliation – particularly the work to rebuild Europe after WWII in which the conferences in Caux, Switzerland, played a major part. IofC also played a role in helping Japan move towards reconciliation with her neighbours in Asia and the South Pacific from the 1950s onwards. More recently, IofC has been invited to help support reconciliation in the world’s newest country, South Sudan, after decades of war. A small, but growing team is in place to support dialogue efforts in that country.
In another major African conflict zone, IofC has worked for the past decade in the Great Lakes region of Africa helping to build trust and reconciliation – including significant accompanying of government and rebel groups in Burundi on their path towards peace. IofC also continues grassroots efforts in a number of other places including work in racial reconciliation through Hope in the Cities in the USA and through Creators of Peace, which aims to engage women in their role as creators of peace at every level of society in over 30 countries.
Creators of Peace challenges women of all backgrounds and beliefs to discover their unique potential to create a culture of peace in their homes, communities and the wider world.
Hope in the Cities builds trust through honest conversations on race, reconciliation and responsibility. Its goal is the creation of just and inclusive communities.
Education for Peace is a programme of Initiatives et Changement, France. The programme works with schools, teaching students how to manage conflict without resorting to violence.
Dialogue and Citizenship (C&D) is a programme from Initiatives et Changement France. The Dialogue and Citizenship aims to create relationships of trust between people of different cultures by respecting the identity of everyone through opening out to one other. Dialogue and Initiative is a member of the collective of the Pacte Civique.
The Gente que Avanza training centre offers a programme for 18 to 30 year olds that complements academic education, within the Non Formal Educative System, searching to draw out the best in people for the benefit of those around them.
Since 2000, Initiatives of Change has been working towards peace in the Great Lakes region, in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda.
The Caux Scholars Program (CSP) is a month-long international course offering young leaders theoretical and practical studies in peacebuilding.
An interdisciplinary summer course in theatre, music theatre, music and the humanities for performing artists who wish to challenge themselves to live and work with a world perspective!
An international network of people who share the conviction that the different forms of art can be positive and powerful forces for changing our personal lives and the wider world.