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Trustbuilding

IofC works for peace and social cohesion by building trust and reconciliation across divides

Mike Smith, 31st annual Businet conference, Vilamoura, Portugal
13-Nov-2017

Journalist and business author Michael Smith, representing Initiatives of Change, advocated five pillars of trust in the economy when he gave the opening keynote address to the 31st annual Businet conference on 9 November. Over 200 business educators, including professors, academics, lecturers and heads of departments, took part in the conference, held in Vilamoura, Portugal, 9 to 11 November. Businet, founded in 1994, is a 'global business education network' with 102 member organizations of higher education in 31 countries.

Cambodia and Vietnam exchange programme
20-Mar-2017

In a quest to bring life back to the exchange programmes we used to have with Initiatives of Change Vietnam, six Cambodian Initiatives of Change Association friends travelled to Ho Chi Minh City. Peter Heyes reports.

Rajmohan Gandhi receives an honorary humanities doctorate at Michigan State University
24-Jan-2017

Michigan State University bestowed upon Rajmohan Gandhi an honorary humanities doctorate in East Lansing, Michigan on 17 December 2016. Professor Rajmohan Gandhi works closely with Initiatives of Change and served as President from 2009-2010. He lectured as a Hannah Distinguished Visiting Professor at Michigan State University during the fall semester and was awarded during the university’s commencement ceremonies.

Creators of Peace in Romania participants
12-Dec-2016

Eight women from Romania, Ukraine, Albania and Sweden took part in a Creators of Peace Circle held at a pottery in Baia Sprie, Romania.

Participants at Beirut forum
10-Nov-2016

Last week an international forum in Lebanon brought together political and religious leaders, academics and diplomats to explore how the country can become ‘a space for dialogue among civilisations and cultures’. Held at Notre Dame University (NDU) in Beirut, it was hosted by the University and the Lebanon Dialogue Initiative (LDI) in partnership with Initiatives of Change.

A spiritual Gulf Stream - participants
09-Nov-2016

Early in 2016, Harry Månsus, an author and Baptist pastor, initiated an idea to arrange a weekend event in Stockholm to profile the work of IofC. After a visit to Caux, IofC’s world conference centre in Switzerland, Månsus and his wife Lea concluded that the impact of IofC on the life of Scandinavia was underrated and he wanted to profile IofC in a new light.