Research Papers & Other Resources
Rainer Gude, IofC's Chargé de Mission and Network Coordinator in Geneva, and Chris Breitenberg, IofC International's Communications Director, developed a profile of Initiatives of Change for the Journal of Conflictology, an interdisciplinary and peer-reviewed open access journal on conflict resolution.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 11:15
Evolution of the organization
The organizational structures of Initiatives of Change have evolved gradually over the 70 years since IofC - then known as The Oxford Group and later as Moral Re-Armament (MRA) - first began.
The movement's energy has always derived from the spiritual inspiration and inner transformation which motivate its adherents. IofC is a way of life as well as a membership organization, and formal structures have been kept to the minimum.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 05:20
Australia: the Stolen Generation and a 'national day of healing'
Former Governor-General of Australia Sir Zelman Cowen presents the Sorry Book he has just signed to Melissa Brickell, a representative of the Stolen Generations
Monday, July 26, 2010 - 08:47
Campaign for clean elections in Brazil
Monday, July 26, 2010 - 08:43
Reconciliation between communities in Lebanon
Every year, going back to the time shortly after the outbreak of civil war in Lebanon, groups representing Lebanon’s diverse and divided factions have taken part in the Initiative of Change conferences in Caux, Switzerland. They have come from Maronite, Orthodox, Melkite, Sunni, Shiite and Druze communities. On their return to Lebanon they have worked on the ground for a genuine national reconciliation, without which the reconstruction of the country may be in vain.
Monday, July 26, 2010 - 08:40
Peace initiative for Somalia
Somalis at Caux: left to right, Ahmed Egal, Yusuf Al-Azhari and Osman Jama Ali
Monday, July 26, 2010 - 08:36
Monday, July 26, 2010 - 08:32
Monday, July 26, 2010 - 08:30
Helping defuse tensions between Alto Adige’s Italian-speaking and German-speaking communities
Alto Adige, South Tyrol, is a former Austrian province ceded to Italy in 1919. In the 1950s, tensions grew between the province’s German-speaking minority and the Italian administration, leading Austria to bring the matter before the United Nations. However before the issue could be resolved there was a wave of violence. Around 300 terrorist attacks were perpetrated by extremist elements – mostly on property, but also leading to some deaths.
Monday, July 26, 2010 - 08:27
Support during Kenya’s independence struggle
Monday, July 26, 2010 - 08:23