Commentaries

 

Friday, July 8, 2016
Barry Hart

Dr. Barry Hart is a member of the International Council of Initiatives of Change and for fourteen years was the academic director of the Caux Scholars program.

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Marie Goumballa

Marie Diop Goumballa is the Project Associate for the "Shoulder to Shoulder Syrian Refugee Project."

Friday, May 13, 2016
Cricket White

More than fifty people gathered to celebrate Cricket White who is retiring from full-time work with Initiatives of Change. She has also written some reflections.​

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Qesarah Spencer

"I'm a Richmond native, born and raised on the Northside. As soon as I was able, I moved away for about ten years," writes Qesarah Spencer, a graduate of the Community Trustbuilding Fellowship

Friday, March 4, 2016
Cricket White

Cricket White, Director of Education & Training for Hope in the Cities/Initiatives of Change, reflects on the power of sacred stories in the process of healing history.

Thursday, March 3, 2016
Beverly Almond

Michael Henderson reviews Anne Hamlin’s book about her mother, Beverly Almond. In 1941, after the United States was attacked, Beverly sought adventure and went to Washington DC, wanting to do something for the war effort.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Carl Staufer

Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Privileged groups seldom give up their privileges voluntarily.” We as the white community have sanitized and sterilized King’s historical message in order to stay in our status quo comfort zone.”

Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Rajmohan Gandi, Brenda Jones and Sylvester Turner

What would be Martin Luther King, Jr.'s response to the violent extremism manifested in our world today? He would not point the finger at individuals, regions, nations and their leaders.

Saturday, November 14, 2015
Rajmohan Gandhi at CSP-AP fundraiser

"If all people are not my people, then I contribute to violence: this is the primary conclusion I draw from the thoughts of Gandhi, Mandela, and King." Rajmohan Gandhi, journalist and author, biographer and grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, was speaking at a fundraising event in Washington, DC, for the Caux Scholars Program in India.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Syrian Refugees

With refugees pouring into Europe by the tens of thousands, our attitude to this ‘crisis’ may not be everything. But if we don’t unmuddle the thinking in our heads, the consequences could be catastrophic – for them and for us. As Europeans we need to reboot our brains, shedding the notion that these people are a threat, and coming to see them as a gift instead.

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