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.
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 his colleague Ben Wheeler are among those who have called on Hope in the Cities to lead a series of training sessions for a wide cross-section of Troup County community leaders.
Richmonders of all faiths and backgrounds are uniting against the increasing Islamophobia, xenophobia, and divisive rhetoric.“Standing Together” is an initiative of the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities to bring diverse groups together to speak out and stand with the Muslim community and others who are marginalized. Hope in the Cities has joined a coalition of community organizations and more than 50 faith leaders from across the region in launching this call.
The final module of the Community Trustbuilding Fellowship focuses on essential skills of building and sustaining diverse teams that are capable of engaging all sectors of the community in constructive action for reconciliation and justice.
Join the Caux Scholars Program for an evening’s conversation with Dr. Rajmohan Gandhi as he draws upon the lessons and words of Gandhi, King, and Mandela and discusses how through their experiences we might find sustainable and long-term solutions to violent extremism.
This second module of the Community Trustbuilding Fellowship is a capacity building process in racial reconciliation. Participants develop a deeper understanding of how history impacts our lives today, and how appreciating shared history can unite deeply divided communities.