Friday, 15 March, 2024

Creators of Peace Circle in Racecourse Estate, Nakuru, Kenya
A transformative Peace Circle unfolded in the Racecourse Estate of Nakuru from January 20-22, 2024, gathering 10 participants, including some from Philadelphia Home, two refugee women from South Sudan, and three young men.

Friday, 15 March, 2024

Creators of Peace Circles in Rhoda Estate, Nakuru County, Kenya
The Peace Circle provided a platform for reconciliation and forgiveness, as participants embraced the power of letting go of past grievances. One participant, overcoming years of anger towards her sister-in-law, whom she felt mistreated their father to death, declared, "today I choose to be free and forgive her. I am letting go of the pain I have been carrying."

Friday, 15 March, 2024

“There is power in forgiveness” Creators of Peace Circles in Philadelphia Home, Nakuru County, Kenya.
The Peace Circle was tailored to suit the young participants, many of whom faced adversities like orphanhood and homelessness. Despite their painful pasts, they found solace and hope through sharing personal stories and experiences and expressed hope for the future. "My past doesn't define my future," expressed of the participants, epitomizing the newfound optimism.

Friday, 15 March, 2024

Creators of Peace Circles in Mau Narok, Nakuru County, Kenya
The Peace Circle provided a safe space for participants to engage in story-sharing and reflection, leading to significant realizations and commitments towards inner peace as well as outer peace.

Monday, 02 October, 2023

Education is a powerful tool available to fight global poverty. Unfortunately, millions of young people are deprived of the access to quality education owing to cost of enrolment or tuition, resulting in frustration and by extension, illiterate and an uninformed society. Fortunately, Moral Re-Armament/Initiatives of Change, Nigeria, is stepping forward to bring hope and alleviate their related hardship in this regard by providing grants aimed at giving hope to the dreams of brilliant, intelligent indigent Nigerians. This grant will support deserving qualified students in the realization of their potential. The deadline for the current application cycle is 30th November, 2023.

Wednesday, 10 May, 2023

Creators of Peace Circle at Olivienhoutbosch Development Association (ODA), South Africa 
Facilitator Gladys Mabe, said, “This Peace Circle made me realise the depth of pain I have experienced while I was growing up - I needed my father’s love and care so much . I also experienced rape by my cousin while nobody else was home. I’m grateful that this has come into to my awareness as I continue my inner healing journey.”

Friday, 21 April, 2023

Family Trustbuilding Dialogue
The Family Trustbuilding Programme (TBP) dialogue is the second follow-up, following onto the Creators of Peace Circle (PC) where previous PC participants are encouraged to bring a family member. This is done in partnership with Ukulunga Foundation, Initiatives of Change and Olievenhoutbosch Development Association.

Tuesday, 13 September, 2022

As Initiative of Change through its two programmes, Creators of Peace and Family Trustbuilding Programme is blazing a trail alongside the Ukulunga foundation. This new space of collaboration is now looking at the holistic development of participants with inner healing, family care as well as sustainability. Ukulunga foundation, is a registered NPO that thrives on development and changing lives around Pretoria. August 15th to 17th 2022, we started with the first of four CoP circles under the renewed partnership.  This project will run until November 30th, 2022. 

Tuesday, 13 September, 2022

On the 9th of July 2022, the IofC Trustbuilding team delivered a dialogue on the theme ‘Fathers Matter’ to the community of Orange Farm at Orange farm Human Rights Advice Centre.  The aim of the event was to honour and appreciate fathers and the men they are before becoming fathers.  Eight men attended the session coming from Orange Farm, Soweto and Midrand communities.

After welcoming, introduction and setting ground rules, we started with the ‘Communication’ session that was led by Cleo.  It focused on Communication as an expression tool. Cleo said that it is not that men cannot communicate.  However, it is the struggle of not expressing and knowing how to communicate better.  We looked at the five languages of love, Concepts from the book by Gary Chapman. He notes the five as words of affirmation, acts of love, receiving gifts, quality time and physical touch. This is to enable an understanding of different ways of communication and how to understand one's own language and that of those around one.

Friday, 29 July, 2022

the launch was a theatrical performance narrating the violence the country faced between 1962 and 2015. The play showed the continued blame between the people, showing the performers in a boat on their way to land. On their way to the land, they started accusing themselves of murder (executioners vs victims) until one of them stood up and spoke, 'If this boat sinks, we will all drown. Let us stand together and build our own country.' At the play’s end, they sang a song called: Twarahemukiye ba sokuru (We betrayed our ancestors). 'We are no longer human beings. We are ashamed. We have betrayed our ancestors. We have killed each other. We have sinned against the God of heaven. We have shed blood, and we should have had mercy on them. As God did for us.'