InterChange Uganda Celebrates International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

Submitted by Issa Kirarira, Chairman, InterChange Uganda 6 April 2014 – This year we celebrate the first-ever International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. We at the United Nations know that sport is a universal language, uniting groups and nations across divides. Sport empowers youth, promotes good health and deepens UN values such as […]

Let There Be Peace

The following poem was shared by Rhona Bhuyan, an InterChange member and a teacher currently working at the  Khartoum American School in Sudan.  The poem was written by two Grade 10 students and was inspired by one of the stories by John Paul Lederach in his book The Moral Imagination: The Art and Soul of Building […]

InterChange Uganda Celebrates International Day of Tolerance

The Interchange Uganda Local Chapter, like other peace organizations, celebrated the 16th/Nov/2011 International Day of Tolerance in Lutengo, Nama Mukono District.  During the celebrations many activities took place. These included: 1. Debate on tolerance 2. Athletics by pupils of St Anne’s P/S Lutengo 3. General cleaning as part of community service around the office and […]

InterChange Newsletter – Everyone Can Be a Peacebuilder (November 2011)

Welcome to the newest edition of InterChange’s newsletter!  Our theme this time is: Everyone Can Be a Peacebuilder. The articles in this edition emphasize that everyone has unique capacities; that problems can be opportunities; that we can help people see their work as peacebuilding and help them join the cause of peace; and that peacebuilding […]

Doing Peacebuilding Differently: The Nonviolent Communication Approach with Youth Groups in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria

SINCE 2001, September 7th precisely and barely 4 days before the tragic 9/11 episode, the city of Jos, the capital of Plateau State, has unfortunately had routine presence in the global news. The reoccurrence of the crisis in January 2010 changed the colour of attacks and sophistication employed by all the groups involved in the […]

This Fall: Peace-building Workshops in the GTA

InterChange’s programme: Building a Culture of Peace in the GTA continues this fall with exciting education and training workshops. This Toronto-based programme offers Peace-building workshops to leaders and members of communities. These workshops impart peace-building ideas, skills, and methods and foster a culture of peace. Over the past 7 months, we have given around 25 workshops on a […]

2009 President’s Report

Looking back over the year, it is exciting to see how InterChange has developed. We have established local centres in several parts of the world; relationships between our members have deepened; and we have seen the continuing evolution of a different kind of organization based on our shared common values, principles and sense of community. […]