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Tuesday, 08 July, 2008
Tuesday, 08 July, 2008
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Tuesday, 08 July, 2008
Tuesday, 08 July, 2008

Mike Brown and his wife, Jean, both writers, have worked since their student days with Initiatives of Change - including 10 years in India and 9 in America. Mike began writing in the 1960s as editor of a youth tabloid in Los Angeles. He spent 8 years on the staff of ‘Himmat’ magazine, a conscience-based news weekly in India. In 2003 his first book was published, 'No Longer Down Under - Australians creating change'. For 20 years both Mike has been active in the Australian reconciliation movement between Aboriginal people and the wider population. In 2000 he received the 'Non-Indigenous Person of the Year' award in his State. Since 2001 he has been one of the coordinators of Action for Life, an inter-generational community of 40 people from 21 countries moving through Asia.

Tuesday, 08 July, 2008
Mary Lean

Mary Lean is a writer, editor and spiritual director, living in Oxford. She co-edited Initiative of Change's international magazine, For A Change, from 1987 to 2006. She is author of 'Bread, Bricks and Belief: communities in charge of their future', which examines the role of spiritual change as a catalyst for community development.

Tuesday, 08 July, 2008
Mike Lowe

After studying Microbiology, Mike joined the staff of For A Change magazine in 1987. An interest in the peoples behind Europe's 'Iron curtain' took him to several of these countries before, during and after the 1989 collapse of communist regimes. With his wife, Karen, he taught English in Poland 1992-3 before returning to the UK where he joined the Foundations for Freedom program http://www.f-4-f.org helping run training programmes for young leaders in former communist countries.

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Rob Corcoran is the National Director of Initiatives of Change and founder of Hope in the Cities.

Tuesday, 08 July, 2008
Michael Smith

Michael Smith is a freelance journalist and author working with Initiatives of Change. He is head of business programmes for Initiatives of Change UK and joint co-ordinator, UK, of Caux Initiatives for Business. He is one of the coordinators of IofC's initiatives on 'Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy' in Caux, Switzerland and in the UK, and is the author of a book of that title (Caux Books and St Paul Press, India, 2009).

Tuesday, 08 July, 2008
Michael Henderson, author of "Forgiveness: Breaking the Chain of Hate"

Michael Henderson, journalist, broadcaster and author, returned at the end of 2000 to Britain after 22 years in the United States mostly in Portland, Oregon. In the United States he contributed articles to newspapers all over the country, including the Christian Science Monitor, the Los Angeles Times, the Baltimore Sun, the Washington Times and The Oregonian. He did more than 1,000 radio talks and was presenter for commercial, public and cable TV programs. He has written nine books.

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