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Well, it's been a hectic few weeks getting the new For A Change Online website ready, while being involved in planning and running a major international conference in Melbourne.....
15 January 2007
COMMENTARIES
Forgiveness is not just a one-off event but a decision for a way of life. Whatever the deficiencies in our spiritual lives, the forgiveness muscle is not too far gone to benefit from a little strengthening.
08 January 2007
COMMENTARIES
Anger and grief are still the daily bread of millions; at Christmas, I cannot help but think of the dire situation in and around the Holy Land. This area deserves to experiment with the joy of reconciliation.
25 December 2006
NEWSDESK
State and city officials attended the groundbreaking at the site of a Reconciliation sculpture in Richmond, VA on December 13.
22 December 2006
NEWSDESK
The Chairman of the Islamic Council of Norway, the Imams of Oslo's three biggest mosques and other leaders of the Muslim community came for dinner in the IofC centre in Oslo to meet Imam Dr Abduljalil Sajid from Great Britain.
09 December 2006
NEWSDESK
The Moral Foundations for Democracy (MFD) – a training programme for the military, police and civil society developed by IofC – is now being carried out by Sierra Leonean trainers under the auspices of Hope-Sierra Leone
04 December 2006
Articles
Visiting Israel recently, we were struck by the enormous pressure under which both Israelis and Palestinians live.
04 December 2006
GUEST COLUMN
I see no way of achieving daily bread for all without a world trade market which is genuinely open, and a collective effort to check poverty both at home and abroad, as set by the Millennium Development Goals.
01 December 2006
REFLECTIONS
The message of the Golden Rule—treat others as we would like to be treated—is found in the teachings of all religious traditions and in the secular tradition as well. It has been around for ever, so why do we not hear it?
01 December 2006
A DIFFERENT BEAT
Any history of Initiatives of Change might have a chapter dedicated to to three American brothers, the Colwells. Their contribution to this work for reconciliation is unknown to today’s generation but they once played a vital, inspiring and often taken-for-granted role.
01 December 2006
TURNING POINT
Paul Williams has been editing Turning Point since it began in 1992. He tells Laura Boobbyer about some of the significant moments in his own life.
01 December 2006
FIRST PERSON
José Carlos Léon Vargas looks back on nine months in Asia with an unusual training programme.
01 December 2006
FEATURES
Stan Hazell looks back over the years since the magazine was launched.
01 December 2006
PEOPLE
WATABARAN, which means environmental sustainability in Nepali, is a fair-trade company established by Nepalese and Swedish youth.
01 December 2006
PEOPLE
When he died, Terry O'Leary was left without money, without a job and without a home, since she was not allowed to go on living in her brother’s council flat.
01 December 2006
FEATURES
Despair and fear are the enemies of peace, write Saliba Sarsar (left),a Palestinian American, and Yehezkel Landau, an Israeli American.
01 December 2006
FEATURES
Egyptian professor Nasr Abu-Zayd speaks up for Islam’s respect for the rational.
01 December 2006
FEATURES
THIS MONTH sees the release of a new film, The Imam and the Pastor, which tells the story of a remarkable peacemaking partnership in northern Nigeria, a region where thousands have been killed in Muslim-Christian conflicts.
01 December 2006
PROFILE
His dream was to go to Antarctica. Instead he has spent his life challenging totalitarianism, and its aftermath. Patrick Colquhoun talks to Mary Lean.
01 December 2006
LEAD STORY
Mary Lean reflects on a major upheaval in her life.
01 December 2006
LEAD STORY
When the whole context in which you’ve existed changes, what do you do? The Managing Director of a family firm describes his experience.
01 December 2006
LEAD STORY
The world has the resources to respond to climate change, maintains Alan Porteous. But we need to get on with it.
01 December 2006
COMMENTARIES
With a name like For A Change the choice of theme for the last lead story was an obvious one: living with change. And of course it’s not only at milestone moments like these that we face change. We wake up to it every day — global change, institutional change, personal change.
01 December 2006
EAR TO THE GROUND
In the yogic tradition, the practice of pratyahara teaches you to let go, through first facing up to your pain and entering into it. This requires determination, writes Andrea Cabrera Luna in London
01 December 2006
NEWSDESK
The Counselor was speaking of the world premiere of the new film by IofC's FLTfilms, “The Imam and the Pastor,” at the United Nations headquarters in New York, hosted by the Nigerian Permanent Representative to the UN.
01 December 2006
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