Commentaries

 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

"Police shootings, school segregation and inner city economic deprivation demand frank talk and hard work across the color line," writes Mike McQuillan who served on the NYPD Training Advisory Council.

Friday, October 21, 2016
Margaret Smith

"The opening of Washington, DC’s new Museum of African American History and Culture on Saturday, September 24, occurring as it did in the same week as police shootings of black men in Tulsa and Charlotte, captured perfectly the mixture of grief and dignified struggle that has defined the African American story," writes Dr. Margaret Smith

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Joshua Ballew

Shortly after arriving in Richmond, VA, my wife and I applied for the Community Trustbuilding Fellowship as newlyweds. I was eager to learn how I could play a role in what I saw as a great need for constructive dialogue in society.

Monday, July 18, 2016
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.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Jake Hershman

There are moments when words miserably fail to express our emotions. When we observe or experience something that shakes us at a deeper level than we typically allow ourselves to go. It is not a comfortable place.

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.

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