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Thursday, 31 March, 2022

The International Trustbuilding Program (TBP) was launched in July 2019 and is now active with national programs in Australia, Burundi, Canada, France, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria, South Africa, and Ukraine

The purpose of this letter is to invite interested teams and organizations to consider submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI) to be part of the TBP, beginning in January 2023.

The TBP is a strategic part of IofC’s work. It is an expression of what IofC has to offer the world, based on 80 years of experience in building trust across divides. It is based on a partnership model between IofCI and local IofC teams. It is designed to build capability and financial sustainability of local teams through training, expert guidance and experience sharing with other teams. Effective execution of the program has been seen to increase the visibility and credibility of the work local teams do whilst making an impact to communities where it is delivered.

Thursday, 17 March, 2022

A team of representatives from Moral Rearmament conducted a training in line with the year theme of 'An Encounter with Iofc' at a local high school - Sacred Heart College in Gweru. As part of the programme, the human library provided a platform for story sharing touching on how IofC and the Four Absolute standards have helped in self discovery. Participation was high and the participants were keen to learn and explore more on what the journey of change entails.

Friday, 04 March, 2022

A one day Trustbuilding dialogue with the Red Cross volunteers at their facility in Nakuru town on 4th February 2022. The objective of the meeting was to try and help young people maintain peace within the campaign period and on to the election time. The group comprised of 21 young people drawn from different corners of the town who are currently attending to different chores; some are students in local colleges and some trying out some small business and other temporary jobs. 

Wednesday, 09 February, 2022

I pray that I never tire of living a significant life that will continue to have an impact, and encourage those who will take the baton from us.
I do not know how to put all this in one sentence!  But let me try to sum up this way. Through IofC International, I have had the opportunity to become my best self, and to grow in leadership to help meet the great challenges of my continent. This is a never-ending job that requires the best from all of us in IofC not only in Africa, but across the globe. But I thank God that IofC International has given me practical ways to serve, and all the support I need to do so.

Friday, 06 September, 2019

Mumbi is IofC Kenya’s National Coordinator and a level 3 facilitator for Creators of Peace and has run and supported over 26 Peace Circles. Mumbi has trained CoP facilitators in Uganda (T.o.F), she is a facilitator of Kenya I Care project, has facilitated workshops with South Sudanese and Sudanese people living in Kenya, university students, secondary, primary schools, and youths. 

Tuesday, 18 January, 2022

"Culture is a way of life; it is our expression of what is in our minds" - Kamau.
Our dialogue on week 5 was on culture particularly looking at ways in which we can embrace diverse cultures. We have 42 tribes and though we coexist harmoniously during election time divisions arise as politicians seek votes along ethnic lines.

Tuesday, 18 January, 2022

Tensions and mistrust within interfaith and interethnic communities have led to violent extremism in Kenya. Mutual understanding and connection is created through honest dialogues and outreach activities.

Monday, 20 December, 2021

The Family dialogue, designed as intergenerational, started after the participants broke into two groups of different ages and genders, one being between the ages of 20-35 years and the other group between the ages of 36 – 56 years. Bennet asked these groups to acknowledge their short comings in the society which leads to the dysfunctions within families. The question posed by the facilitator was, ‘What is it that the older generation needs to acknowledge about the younger generation’s social behaviours and their responsibilities and vice versa?

Wednesday, 15 December, 2021

Remembering what my worth is , Creators of Peace Diepkloof, South Africa. One participant during the session on Circles of Concern said, “I’m grateful for the space given for me to look into what stresses me about myself and my family.  I am realising that the disunity in my family stresses me.  I feel there is a lot that can be done to unite the family.  Ayanda said, “I’m aware of my lies about my health (on medication for bipolar disorder) and it concerns me.  I know I can do something about it.  However, I feel I won’t do anything now because I still feel judgement from my family about my health and my body weight.”

Friday, 10 December, 2021

Some of the expectations the group set for themselves:  Being honest with oneself: discerning what is anger and what is hurt; growing inner peace; sustaining peace; healing from historical wounds;  improving communication skills, learning how to resolve your an

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