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BUILDING TRUST ACROSS THE WORLD'S DIVIDES

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

Initiatives of Change International is a voluntary, donation- and grant-funded nonprofit association of national legal bodies (national teams) and international programmes. We are registered in Caux, Switzerland and we serve as the central hub for a global network of both teams and individuals who are leading community-based initiatives.

IofC’s teams and programmes aim to be inclusive of all people and perspectives; we do not discriminate based on sex, age, race, ethnicity, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, religion, culture, or individual political opinions. Everyone, everywhere, has a part to play and a story to tell.

Our Values

We believe an honest look at one’s own motives and behavior is the start of global change. IofC singles out four values as our foundation for self-reflection: honesty, unselfishness, purity, and love.

Our Priorities
  • Trustbuilding: Peace and social cohesion through trust and reconciliation.
  • Ethical Leadership: Leadership based on integrity, compassion and selfless service.
  • Sustainable Living: Economic justice and environmental sustainability.
OUR GLOBAL COMMUNITY

Our grassroots approach encourages local ownership and focuses on accompanying, strengthening, and empowering individuals to be the change they want to see in the world.

Our Team

Our staff and volunteers play an active role in connecting, equipping, and supporting the IofC network as well as supporting the strategic plan of IofC International as set by the International Council.

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Our Story

Initiatives of Change (IofC) began as a spiritual and social movement more than 80 years ago, drawing on the ideas that by applying guiding values, and being open to the divine spark within, anyone can help create a better society.

OUR PARTNERS

Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers
Fetzer Institute
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Spirit of Humanity Forum