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Friday, 25 January, 2019

Asia Plateau, the Centre for Initiatives of Change in India, celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018. As well as running national and international conferences and training programmes, Asia Plateau has roots in rural India.

Friday, 10 August, 2018

Janyce Konkin's IofC work changed many lives for the better

Tuesday, 24 July, 2018

Change from Within!

Thursday, 10 May, 2018

Various forms of meditation and mindfulness are practiced widely by people of all faith backgrounds as well as those who describe themselves as spiritual but not religious. Brain science is showing the health benefits of such practices.

Sunday, 18 March, 2018

Although the Agni Path meetings in India were an invitation for people to come as individuals, I couldn’t separate my thinking of how I looked at the future in terms of my own commitments to change from thinking about the changes I want to see in IofC Canada and what I will commit to doing to bring about organizational change.

Thursday, 29 June, 2017

The Initiatives of Change Archive Project has just finished organizing and compiling IofC’s history during the 1960s, and is now diving deep into the 1970s. The late 60s and early 70s was a time of great change for the organization.

Wednesday, 21 June, 2017
Light through the trees

On April 4, 2017 in the prison of the Federal Training Center in Laval, Chaplain I organized the screening of the film: Beyond Forgiveness. Beyond Forgiving is a documentary film, which depicts the journey of two South Africans to bring healing and reconciliation to their country post-Apartheid. One has suffered directly from actions of the other, but both have been victims . However, their history does not end in this tragedy. Both show how they have overcome their sufferings and especially what united them: forgiveness and hope.

Sunday, 26 March, 2017

Any idea that keeps anybody out is too small for this age - open your heart and let everybody in - every class, every race, every nation.

Thursday, 23 March, 2017

The weekend of February 18 and 19 was a rich one, filled with activities and very interesting meetings. Creating links and potential projects were discussed and will come to fruition in the coming months. On Saturday, as part of Black History Month, I participated in a march with my drum with nearly 250 people in a neighborhood of Quebec City. Slogans and posters - as any good march needs - were featured. A few stops were planned during which people representing various cultures and associations addressed both the marchers and those gathered to observe the event.

Sunday, 26 February, 2017

In the aftermath of the terrible event at the Grand Mosque on January 29, we have been moved by the ways in which Canadians have come together to offer support to all those most affected. The IofC website gives details of what our colleagues in Quebec City have done to cement their many years of trust-building and to stay close to their friends from that mosque. We want to report on an event from last fall, which made a deep impact on us and on the city of Ottawa.