01 December 2006
COMMENTARIES
With a name like For A Change the choice of theme for the last lead story was an obvious one: living with change. And of course it’s not only at milestone moments like these that we face change. We wake up to it every day — global change, institutional change, personal change.
REFLECTIONS
The message of the Golden Rule—treat others as we would like to be treated—is found in the teachings of all religious traditions and in the secular tradition as well. It has been around for ever, so why do we not hear it?
LEAD STORY
When the whole context in which you’ve existed changes, what do you do? The Managing Director of a family firm describes his experience.
LEAD STORY
Mary Lean reflects on a major upheaval in her life.
LEAD STORY
The world has the resources to respond to climate change, maintains Alan Porteous. But we need to get on with it.
PROFILE
His dream was to go to Antarctica. Instead he has spent his life challenging totalitarianism, and its aftermath. Patrick Colquhoun talks to Mary Lean.
GUEST COLUMN
I see no way of achieving daily bread for all without a world trade market which is genuinely open, and a collective effort to check poverty both at home and abroad, as set by the Millennium Development Goals.
FIRST PERSON
José Carlos Léon Vargas looks back on nine months in Asia with an unusual training programme.
PEOPLE
When he died, Terry O'Leary was left without money, without a job and without a home, since she was not allowed to go on living in her brother’s council flat.
PEOPLE
WATABARAN, which means environmental sustainability in Nepali, is a fair-trade company established by Nepalese and Swedish youth.
TURNING POINT
Paul Williams has been editing Turning Point since it began in 1992. He tells Laura Boobbyer about some of the significant moments in his own life.
A DIFFERENT BEAT
Any history of Initiatives of Change might have a chapter dedicated to to three American brothers, the Colwells. Their contribution to this work for reconciliation is unknown to today’s generation but they once played a vital, inspiring and often taken-for-granted role.
FEATURES
Egyptian professor Nasr Abu-Zayd speaks up for Islam’s respect for the rational.
FEATURES
Stan Hazell looks back over the years since the magazine was launched.
FEATURES
Despair and fear are the enemies of peace, write Saliba Sarsar (left),a Palestinian American, and Yehezkel Landau, an Israeli American.
FEATURES
THIS MONTH sees the release of a new film, The Imam and the Pastor, which tells the story of a remarkable peacemaking partnership in northern Nigeria, a region where thousands have been killed in Muslim-Christian conflicts.
EAR TO THE GROUND
In the yogic tradition, the practice of pratyahara teaches you to let go, through first facing up to your pain and entering into it. This requires determination, writes Andrea Cabrera Luna in London

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