Tony McAleer

A former organiser for the White Aryan Resistance (WAR), Tony McAleer served as a skinhead recruiter. It was love for his children that finally led Tony on a spiritual journey of personal transformation. Read more

Marian Partington

In 1973 Marian Partington’s younger sister, Lucy, disappeared from a Gloucester bus stop after visiting a friend. Twenty years later, the gruesome discoveries at 25 Cromwell Street revealed that Lucy Partington had been a victim of serial-killers Frederick and Rosemary West. Read more

Restorative Justice

Victim-offender dialogues address social injuries by giving victims a better chance of healing and offenders the opportunity to apologise and take responsibility. Read more

Brigitte Sossou Perenyi

In 1996, when she was seven, Brigitte Sossou Perenyi was brought from Togo to Ghana and held as a slave in a religious shrine run by a priest dedicated to the worship of deities. Read more

Stories of Trust: Margot Van Sluytman with Marina Cantacuzino

Initiatives of Change is hosting The Forgiveness Project to talk about shared humanity, reconciliation and forgiveness - key values for IofC’s vision of inspiring, equipping and connecting people to play their part in building a better society. Read more

Sue Hanisch

In 1991 Sue Hanisch was caught up in an IRA bombing at Victoria Station, London, England. 40 people were injured that day and Sue lost her right leg and suffered severe permanent injuries to her left foot, as well as to her right hand. Read more

Azim Khamisa and Ples Felix

In 1995 Azim Khamisa’s only son, Tariq – a 20-year-old student – was shot and killed while delivering pizzas in San Diego. His killer, Tony Hicks, became the first 14-year-old to stand trial as an adult in the state of California. He received a 25-year prison sentence. Read more

Cathy Harrington

In 2004 Cathy Harrington’s 26-year old daughter, Leslie, was murdered in a brutal attack in her own home. It was Halloween night when the killer broke in, also taking the life of another of Leslie’s housemates. Read more

Scarlett Lewis

On Dec 14th 2012 Scarlett Lewis’s 6-year-old son, Jesse, was killed when gunman Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut and shot dead 20 children and six staff before turning the gun on himself. Read more

Gwen Gibson

"The Restorative Justice conference taught me a lot. I learned that I should not be so judgemental." Read more