Initiatives of Change, USA, is part of a diverse global network with an 80-year track record of peacebuilding, conflict transformation and forging partnerships across divides of race, class, religion and politics.
Sarah Workman has just joined our team. She writes, "One year after returning to Richmond, I am thrilled to be here at Initiatives of Change as the new Development Coordinator. I am inspired by IofC’s rich history of conflict transformation both here in Richmond and across the globe."
Last year 160,000 people sought asylum in Sweden, which has welcomed more refugees and migrants in proportion to its population than any other country in Europe. Stockholm is the fastest growing city in Europe. Rob Corcoran spent a week in Stockholm leading a workshop and meeting with community leaders.
This is the first module of a five-part program that increases the capacity of community leaders to overcome divisions of race, culture, economics and politics by creating a network of skilled facilitators, capable team builders and credible role models. Join the 2017 class!
What ID do you carry? I am not asking about government identification but about “identity”--which has become an urgent topic in Europe and the United States as people respond to divisive and often violent events.
Dr. John W. Franklin, Director of Partnerships and International Programs at the National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian, will explore the subject of "The role of museums in addressing healing, history and culture." the Forum will be held at the Library of Virginia, Richmond, VA.
Rob Corcoran talks with two members of the Community Trustbuilding Fellowship class who have traveled from Georgia to participate in the program. Carl Epps and Ben Wheeler invited Hope in the Cities to lead a series of training sessions for a wide cross-section of Troup County community leaders.
2016 will mark 70 years of active work by the CAUX-IofC Foundation in trustbuilding. This year, trusbuilding is more relevant than ever. With migration on the rise individuals from different walks of life are led to encounter one another.
Jake is a proven leader with sixteen years of management experience with Catholic Relief Services in the Balkans, Southeast Asia, the South Caucasus, the Middle East and the United States. He has led at both the senior level and the grassroots level in conflict and post-conflict environments. Read more