Friday, February 10, 2017

Just down the hill from the Initiatives of Change conference buildings in Panchgani is Grampari, a rural and ecological centre established by Initiatives of Change. As part of his training at Grampari, Victor Nyanhete, an Initiatives of Change / Moral Re-Armament Zimbabwe youth programme coordinator, was introduced to the Tippy Tap.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Rajmohan Gandhi receives an honorary humanities doctorate at Michigan State University

Michigan State University bestowed upon Rajmohan Gandhi an honorary humanities doctorate in East Lansing, Michigan on 17 December 2016. Professor Rajmohan Gandhi works closely with Initiatives of Change and served as President from 2009-2010. He lectured as a Hannah Distinguished Visiting Professor at Michigan State University during the fall semester and was awarded during the university’s commencement ceremonies.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Future we want- Siloam Dialogue Follow up
Venue: Kerunyiikie, Zubza
Time: 3:30 PM – 7 PM
Participants: 24

Monday, October 10, 2016

The first two Peace Circles in Sri Lanka took place in the Northern Province in the first two weeks of September 2016. What synchronicity that while half of the IfL (IofC for Life) group was meeting with surrendered militants in the Garo Hills of North East India, other IfL members were meeting with some war-affected women in Northern Sri Lanka – both groups recovering from the consequences of violence.

Monday, October 10, 2016

In the first week of September, the ‘Initiatives of Change for Life’ team had come to Tura, the first time for most of the team.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Mahatma Gandhi fought for the freedom of the nation on the basis of moral and spiritual power. What we now need is freedom from hatred, greed, extremism, violence and poverty. This could be regarded as our second freedom struggle to create a society with moral and spiritual power.

Monday, June 20, 2016
NE India Dialogue on ‘The Future We Want’ participants

Around half of the 80 young people, representing six North Eastern states, who attended a dialogue in Siloam, Meghalaya, declared their resolve to dissolve hates, resentments, grudges and bitterness that tormented their lives - by apologizing!

Saturday, June 11, 2016

The announcement of the ‘2nd National Symposium on Excellence in Training’ held recently in New Delhi stated: “Citizen-centric governance epitomizes governance which is friendly and gives utmost priority to the interests of the people governed…. Well designed, focused and planned training can bring attitudinal change in the government functionaries and inculcate sensitivity towards citizens, motivation to increase performance and efficiency in public service delivery.”

Saturday, June 4, 2016

The ELL for families was attended by 33 participants including three children, nine youth and the rest being parents of various ages. There were two large extended families and a few nuclear families present.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

“The role of course directors is like that of the thread in a garland – it invisibly holds all the sessions and facilitators together”, concluded the 22 present and future course directors at the end of the first ever Course Directors’ Workshop.