Mike Brown and his wife, Jean, both writers, have worked since their student days with Initiatives of Change - including 10 years in India and 9 in America. Mike began writing in the 1960s as editor of a youth tabloid in Los Angeles. He spent 8 years on the staff of 'Himmat' magazine, a conscience-based news weekly in India. In 2003 his first book was published, 'No Longer Down Under - Australians creating change'. For 20 years both Mike has been active in the Australian reconciliation movement between Aboriginal people and the wider population. In 2000 he received the 'Non-Indigenous Person of the Year' award in his State. Since 2001 he has been one of the coordinators of Action for Life, an inter-generational community of 40 people from 21 countries moving through Asia.