Tuesday, 19 January, 2021

2021 Message from the International Council
This year we will celebrate 75 years of Caux as a global centre promoting the values which the world needs. Asia Plateau is beginning to resume its year-round programme of conferences and training sessions. The Trustbuilding Program will expand to Australia, Indonesia, Nepal, and South Africa. On every continent, people inspired by IofC are taking action to build values of honesty, purity, unselfishness and love into their societies and governing policies.

Tuesday, 19 January, 2021

A new year welcome to our four new trustbuilding teams.

The Trustbuilding Program started in September 2019 with three teams in Canada, France, and Kenya. They adapted their projects in the face of the pandemic, and officially celebrated delivering their first-year implementation plan at the end of December 2020. It is now time for four more trustbuilding teams to join the program. Welcome Australia, Indonesia, Nepal and South Africa!

As issues related to trust and conflict are location specific, each team has adapted the core principles of the Program to their local context. Below are the main focus areas of the participating teams.

Wednesday, 13 January, 2021

Creators of Peace bringing on board Cape Town Facilitators , through two collaborating organisations, Initiatives of Change and Gravitree, by delivering a training of facilitators and the first Creators of Peace (CoP) Circle in Cape Town from 30th November to 11th December. The purpose of this initiative is to grow and strengthen the Creators of Peace programme in South Africa – the aim being to help build foundations for a healed nation. Cleo Mohlaodi and Mantwa Mabe conducted a seven-day CoP facilitation training for four passionate community workers with an academic background in Social and Health work. Three of the trainees are from Gugulethu, and one from Khayelitsha, communities in Cape Town. with a huge success and action plan for 202.

Tuesday, 29 September, 2020

iListen, formally known as 'Quiet Time', is an open invitation for us all to reflect on our lives and seek inspiration.

Tuesday, 29 September, 2020

Veronica Hannon, Owner and MD of Transform Communications Ltd, Bradford-on-Avon, England shares her thoughts in search for her purpose.

Tuesday, 26 May, 2020

The corona virus (COVID 19) has come to test the true sense of responsibility of societies, governments, organizations, communities and individuals towards humanity. Like many other organizations, Moral Re-Armament/Initiatives of Change, Nigeria was faced with the challenges of cancelling planned programs and events, following the World Health Organisation (WHO) declaration of COVID 19 as a global pandemic. This was followed by the announcement of a total lockdown order on human and business activities by the Federal Government of Nigeria. Foreseeing the huge impact of such a lockdown, the Council of Management of MRA/IofC Nigeria actioned strategies (palliatives) to help reach out to members and non-members to ameliorate the burdens of fending for themselves and their families while staying at home, given our country’s economic peculiarity.

Thursday, 21 May, 2020

Peter Riddell, Convenor of IofC UK’s Agenda for Reconciliation programme, will introduce the films and facilitate the interactive case-studies. He has devoted several decades to working particularly with people who have suffered due to his nation’s colonial legacy.

Monday, 23 March, 2020

Trust building program continues in Kenya having held two successful dialogues in both Mombasa and Garissa and the first mini workshop already complete in Garissa. 2020 started with a one-day communications skills workshop in Nairobi and later the first workshop in Garissa between January and February with follow up schedule for April 2020 supported by the input of Imam Ashafa and Pastor Wuye from Nigeria. 

Monday, 23 March, 2020

Conversations that Boost Confidence in Braamfischerville from 25 -27 February 2020 was he Creators of Peace Circles main outcome between a group of 25 men and women. As painful conversations opened up and went through the gathering points of the programme namely: 'What builds and what destroys my peace' and 'What is this peace that I am searching for?' With much role play, singing, storytelling and small group discussions the group started becoming comfortable with themselves and began to open up just like a beautiful sunflower facing the sun.

Monday, 23 March, 2020

Leratong which means a 'place of love' in the Sesotho language is the opposite of what inhabitants in this community would say about the state of their area. Leratong village started as an informal settlement in the 1990's where people of black and coloured races from all over South Africa settled. Today it is a community of over 100,000 people.  There are challenges with water, sanitation, single-parent homes, crime, substance abusers, lack of identity and a lot of inhumane neglect.  It is not uncommon for someone to pick up a deserted newborn or neglected child within the community.