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Boardrooms need to welcome and encourage feminine qualities, says Scilla Elworthy

Women in senior corporate and other leadership positions too easily 'begin to think and talk like men', says Scilla Elworthy, the founder of Peace Direct and the Oxford Research Group. Yet what are most needed are feminine qualities in boardrooms and corporate culture, including compassion, empathy and 'grace under pressure'.

11th Youth Leadership Camp

Yofrina Octika Gultom, a participant in the 11th Youth Leadership Camp of IofC Indonesia, has sent this report.

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Tackling Extremism

09/02/2015 - 19:00 - 21:00

An international panel will discuss 'A rising global issue and the need for A CIVIL SOCIETY RESPONSE' on 9 February at SOAS, University of London.

Wings of Change Conference - Calgary

Calgary, Jan. 4, 2015--As a direct result of our October 3&4th, 2014 conference, four members of Initiatives of Change in Calgary were asked to share their stories of change at the “Wings of Change” Conference held in Calgary on Sunday, January 4th, 2015 organized by Dr. Frank Menezes.

Ten ways to protect the honour of the blessed Prophet Muhammad (S)

The attack on the Paris based satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has left 12 people dead and the trail of destruction that has been left behind is colossal. The repercussion of their brutal and terrorist attack will reverberate in the hearts of people for decades. This is a despicable act of cowardice and grotesque attack on all our freedom.

Do we have freedom to offend?

Do we have freedom to offend? To belittle, to mock, to insult? Yes, we do, here in Britain, but we must accept the possible consequences of our actions. That’s what’s happened in Paris.

Where did we go wrong?

Like so many of us, I have been horrified by the recent events that have unfolded in France last week', writes Barbara Down. 'Nearly every day we see on our TV screens violent conflict around the rest of the world, but it has now become more evident as a reality here in Europe too. I fear for our future, wondering where we have gone wrong, that has resulted in people who were born and grew up here hating the system and presumably 'us' so much that they are willing to kill and even die for their cause.'

Participants of Youth Leadership Camp 2014-2015

These are the names of participants of Youth Leadership Camp 2014-2015. Congratulation! ^_^

1. Aria Adi Santieka
2. Riri Rahmawati Zul Prihatini
3. Muhammad Kamil Fadhillah
4. Bela Yunita
5. Samrotul Mufidah
6. Lintang Yasindi
7. Rina Hutriana
8. Peter Heyes (from Canada)
9. Tony Xu (from Victoria, Australia)
10. Ahmad Fikri Arief
11. Aisyah Annas
12. Desihana Rosita Sari
13. Dinnie H. Firdausi
14. Iskandar Finachrio
15. Miftahul Huda
16. Nenden Vinna Mutiara Ulfa
17. Nur Hayati Syafii
18. Rahmad Hidayadi
19. Raisa Amiyatul Hijriani
20. Siti Aminah Bte Muhammad

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