Journey to Equity

Reverend Alvin Herring

This Trustbuilding Breakfast Forum is co-hosted by the University of Richmond. The keynote will be given by Reverend Alvin Crutcher, director of racial equity and community engagement for the W. K. Kellogg Foundation.

Shifting my focus

Sarah Workman

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."

Building trust in Europe’s fastest growing city

Hope in Jarva

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.

Community Trustbuilding Fellowship 2017


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!

Caux: a place of inspiration

Bruce Myer

An interview with Bruce Myers, participant in the 1992 Caux Scholars Program, back in Caux in 2016 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the program.

Defensive walls or uniting bridges

Andrew Trotter

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.

Leadership based on personal change

Caux audience

The Initiatives of Change conference center in Caux, Switzerland, celebrating 70 years of trustbuilding, opened the summer with a special forum on migration.

Countdown to an opening!

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.

We all swim in the same river

Carl Epps and Ben Wheeler

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.


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