The Trustbuilding Program

Peace and social cohesion by building trust and reconciliation across divides

At a time of increasing fragmentation, trust is diminishing around the world. Communities face racial and religious divides, intergenerational conflict, the rise of extremist attitudes, as well as social divisions and the legacy of war. Building on its extraordinary record of trustbuilding achievements over generations around the world, IofC is marshalling its resources to address global divides. The Trustbuilding Program (TBP) addresses divisive issues at the international and national levels on the premise that at the heart of these larger issues is a need to build trust and reconcile personal challenges before changes can occur outside of oneself.

The Program prioritizes the needs of communities in conflict, which are working on transformation of their societies. We explore individual change and create safe spaces for community leaders and young people to have honest and open dialogues about uncomfortable issues that pose challenges to initiating positive change in one’s life, families and communities. The program ensures having support on the ground from people of all walks of life including young people, migrants and refugees, committed to confronting the divides within their society.

What is Trustbuilding?

Building trust is the essential foundation for building healthy communities. Social action and legislation without accompanying changes in individual lives and relationships are unlikely to be effective over the long haul. The most-needed reforms in communities require political courage and trust-based collaboration that can only be achieved by individuals who have the vision, integrity, and persistence to call out the best in others and sustain deep and long-term efforts.

Rob Corcoran, Founder Hope in the Cities

"Messy, real, raw, mutual engagement about stuff that affects our ability to relate to each other".

Louie Gardiner, coach and facilitator

Current News & Events

Participants engaging in inner healing activities during the Creators or Peace workshops in Johannesburg.

Apresentando o projeto de construção de confiança da África do Sul, que visa criar grupos de famílias unidas e coesas para atuar como catalisadores para a reconstrução da confiança e das estruturas rompidas na sociedade.

At Puja Sha's House

Os membros da equipe do Programa de Construção de Confiança no Nepal passaram por um processo de mudança pessoal durante sua turnê de divulgação pelo país, experimentando a cultura Madhesi em primeira mão.

TBP Indonesia Launch

O recente lançamento do projeto de Construção de Confiança na Indonésia contou com histórias inspiradoras de um grupo diversificado de palestrantes convidados.


O quinto projeto de Construção de Confiança foi lançado: agora foi a vez do Nepal.


Como podemos dissipar a tensão, engajar-nos com diferentes perspectivas e trabalhar juntos para fazer nossas comunidades prosperarem?


Como a equipe facilitará a confiança e a construção de relações entre os australianos não indígenas e os povos das Primeiras Nações?

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