Who we are

Initiatives of Change (IofC) is a world-wide movement of people of diverse cultures and backgrounds, who are committed to the transformation of society through changes in human motives and behaviour, starting with their own.

What we do

Vision: a just, peaceful and sustainable world to which everyone, responding to the call of conscience, makes their unique contribution.
Mission: to inspire, equip and connect people to address world needs, starting with themselves. We work worldwide on many initiatives through a network of individuals, groups and organizations.

Focus Areas

Trustbuilding: Peace and social cohesion through trust and reconciliation. Ethical Leadership: Developing a leadership culture based on moral integrity, compassion and selfless service. Sustainable living: Economic justice and environmental sustainability by transformation of motives and behaviour.

Be The Change

Irna Yugaswatie, President of IofC Indonesia
Trustbuilding is like a bridge. To make a bridge, you may need to bend some vertical structures, but you must not break them, and you need to make sure they are connected to each other

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Activities around the globe

  • The Imam and the Pastor
    17. August 2019 to 28. August 2019

    Imam Dr Muhammad Ashafa and Pastor Dr James Wuye visit New Zealand

  • © CAUX - Initiatives of Change - CATS Forum 2018
    29. July 2019 to 02. August 2019

    IofC France’s new forum « Child Rights in Action » will promote children-adults collaboration by nurturing the idea and the tools of 'DOING WITH' rather than 'doing for' the children.

  • Tools for Changemakers
    14. July 2019 to 18. July 2019

    Building on the five-year vision of Addressing Europe’s Unfinished Business, Tools For Changemakers strengthens its training component while embarking on a three- year journey of exploration of the link between personal and collective identities in Europe, the rise of populism and nationalism in different European regions, the need to belong for old and new community members, unaddressed collective traumas, and the urgency to work with these issues in order to build more trust and cohesion in Europe.

  • Towards an Inclusive Peace
    08. July 2019 to 12. July 2019

    Towards an Inclusive Peace is a three-year project (2017-2019) part of the Caux Forum that looks beyond security driven approaches to violent extremism. By taking a peacebuilding perspective based on conflict transformation practices, Towards an Inclusive Peace creates a space for the discussion of a human-centered approach to address this phenomenon.

  • Just Governance for Human Security (JGHS)
    02. July 2019 to 06. July 2019

    Trust building consistently emerges as the critical aspect needed to advance human security on all levels. This year, the focus will be on three human security pillars: good governance, social inclusion and healing memory. These three areas are particularly in need of focused attention given the increase in tension, conflict and uncertainty in the international political climate.

  • Ethical Leadership in Business (ELB)
    27. June 2019 to 30. June 2019

    The Ethical Leadership in Business event is a conference-retreat that offers structured activities such as panels and workshops, but also time and space for a ‘recharging’ retreat experience.