Reflections
Thoughts and reflections on life from writers around the world

Thoughts and reflections on life from writers around the world. If you would like to submit a reflection for possible publication here, please email us.

Tuesday, 03 February, 2015
Conrad Hunte

The late Conrad Hunte gave this talk at the IofC international centre at Caux, Switzerland, 20 August 1994. When thinking of the seemingly increasing turmoil in the world today, when what divides people seems to be more important than what unites us, this talk seems very relevant. He was a descendant of slaves, grew up in poverty, yet became one of the world’s most famous cricketers. He was Vice-Captain of the team that beat England in 1963. He used to say ‘You taught us how to play, we taught you how to win!’

Thursday, 09 October, 2014
Peter Riddell

Peter Riddell reflects on Initiatives of Change's core values of 'the four standards' - honesty, purity, unselfishness and love.

Tuesday, 05 August, 2014

A reflection by Cornelio Sommaruga, honorary President of Initiatives of Change International and President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) from 1987-99, which he gave at one of the morning reflections at the Caux Dialogue on Land and Security, originally given in French.

Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Mohan Bhagwandas

On a recent visit to Brazil Mohan Bhagwandas found himself impressed by 'the boundless energy' of the Brazilians, 'even when the thermometer gets to 48'. One quiet morning overlooking in Rio de Janeiro, he connected with a different energy ...

Wednesday, 25 September, 2013
Zeke Reich

It was through stepping out of his comfort zone and encountering people with very different political and cultural perspectives that Zeke Reich discovered a richer sense of his own identity.

Tuesday, 21 May, 2013
Laura and Peter Boobbyer

Laura Boobbyer shares some thoughts she has had about quiet times. 'It's not that I don't believe in quiet times - I do - it's just that I have always found it difficult to get out of bed! Maybe you have the same problem? My quiet time career, since Initiatives of Change changed my life 20 years ago, has had many ups and downs...'

Monday, 01 October, 2012
K Haridas Nair

K Haridas Nair reflects on new insights into the principle that 'Change starts with me' gained during a course run by the Arbinger Institute at the recent Tools for Change -KL 2012 conference.

Thursday, 26 July, 2012
Alline Serpa 140x

Alline Serpa challenges the Initiatives of Change network to revisit the legacy of Frank Buchman, its founder, and to find a deeper care for each other, rooted in personal change.

Thursday, 05 July, 2012
Su Riddell

Su Riddell, mother of two, shares some thoughts and lessons learned about parenting.

Tuesday, 12 June, 2012
Philip Boobbyer

How do we find what we are meant to do with our lives? It is a question that applies to all of us, whether we are at an early or a late stage in life’s journey. Dr Philip Boobbyer gave this reflection whilst attending a Initiatives of Change UK national fellowship weekend in Swanwick, Derbyshire, 25-27 May 2012.

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