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Building trust in the heart of community

Who we are

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. This puts us in a unique position to create scenarios where trust and positive change can thrive.

Our vision

We inspire a vision of community where a commitment to reconciliation and justice transcends competing identities and interests.

Our mission

We equip leaders to build trust in diverse communities through a process of personal change, inclusive dialogue, healing historical conflict and teambuilding

Our focus

We connect core values with personal and public action with a focus on racial reconciliation, economic inclusion and interfaith understanding.

Trust Begins Here

This video  by Karen Elliott Greisdorf highlights the history and global network of Initiatives of Change and explores the foundation of its trustbuilding work in the United States.

Building trust in the heart of community

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Be a trustbuilder

• Listen carefully and respectfully to each other and to the whole community

  • • Bring people together, not in confrontation but in trust, to tackle urgent needs

  • • Search for solutions, focusing on what is right rather than who is right
  • • Build lasting relationships outside our comfort zone
  • • Honor each person, appealing to the best qualities in everyone, and refusing to stereotype
  • • Hold ourselves, communities and institutions accountable where change is needed
  • • Recognize that the energy for fundamental change requires a moral and spiritual transformation in the human spirit