Tuesday, 29 October, 2019

The following is an excerpt from Nigel Heywood's reflections on the The Imam and the Pastor tour in New Zealand from 21 - 28 August 2019. Nigel travelled with Pastor Dr James Wuye and Imam Dr Muhammad Ashafa for seven days through Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland as they met and shared their stories with a wide range of audiences.

Monday, 12 August, 2019
TableTalk Organising Team

Women building Peace- TableTalk Luncheon hosted by Creators of Peace, Salaam Group and Pan Pacific South East Asia Women's Association

Friday, 05 July, 2019
Imam Dr Muhammed Ashafa and Pastor Dr James Wuye

Imam Dr Muhammad Ashafa and Pastor Dr James Wuye
New Zealand visit – 17 to 28 August 2019

Friday, 02 June, 2017
Becca Barrow

Becca Barrow talks about her experience being part of the Caux Scholars Program in India.

Friday, 14 October, 2016
At the award ceremony (from front left): Pres of FIANZ, Hazim Arafeh, Saudi Ambassador Al-Johani, Mayor Celia Wade-Brown. Sultan Eusoff stands behind the Ambassador.

At the launch of Islam Awareness Week in Wellington, NZ, last month, IofC NZ was presented with the annual Harmony Award by the Federation of Islamic Associations in NZ (FIANZ). Congratulating IofC NZ, the CEO Sultan Eusoff said it was 'in recognition of (IofC's) dedication and sincerity to create sustainable peace and harmony in our lives and our surroundings by connecting people of all religions, races and cultures'.

Tuesday, 19 April, 2016

There are sometimes misperceptions that the Creators of Peace Circle Programme was developed solely for trouble-spots of conflict, and questions raised to how relevant it would be in a (relatively) peaceful country like New Zealand.

Tuesday, 19 April, 2016

We were very pleased that Suliana and Priscilla were able to provide insight into the Fijian context that we would be working under. Ratu Meli opened the first Circle and spoke movingly about the importance of women working in their communities to bring peace where it is much needed.

Tuesday, 15 March, 2016

The Imam and the Pastor and An African Answer, were screened at the Wellington Islamic Centre. The Abrahamic Council were hosts to the 40 who gathered to see the films. The initiator Sultan Eusoff, Co-Chair of the Council, welcomed everyone.

Tuesday, 15 March, 2016
Omnia Marzouk in New Zealand teaser

Initiatives of Change New Zealand was honoured to host Dr Omnia Marzouk, President of Initiatives of Change (IofC) International in New Zealand from 31 October to 15 November 2015. Omnia had a very full programme of public talks and meetings and inspired many with her compassionate, intelligent and comprehensive presentation of the ideas and actions of Initiatives of Change worldwide.

Tuesday, 15 March, 2016
Facilitators of CoP Circle being trained in New Zealand

Facilitators of Creators of Peace Circles are trained for the role. In recent weeks trainings have taken place in three countries. Jean Brown gathers the stories