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The Nordic Fellowship

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. Many of the world’s problems – and their solutions – are rooted in human nature. Fear, hate, greed and indifference perpetuate injustice, poverty, conflict and environmental destruction. Yet it is also in human nature to be compassionate, courageous and creative. People can live the change they wish to see. Each person has something unique to contribute to building a just, peaceful and sustainable world.

IofC focuses on the vital link between personal change and global change, and aims to inspire, support and equip people to play their part in building a better society.

building trust across the world'S divides


The building blocks of IofC’s vision and action are thousands of individuals around the world who live out its mission and message. In many different ways they work together in local and regional teams, national and international programmes, through conferences and a variety of initiatives. The principle of ‘subsidiarity’ is respected – where most decisions are taken, at the appropriate level, by those directly involved in these initiatives, teams or programmes.