Economic justice and environmental sustainability by inspiring transformation of motives and behaviour
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Economic justice and environmental sustainability by inspiring transformation of motives and behaviour
Friday, 20 September, 2013
Nombulelo Khanyile and Amina Dikedi-Ajakaiye

At the international conference centre in Caux, Switzerland, Mathilde Kayitesi, Executive Secretary of Umuhuza, a local NGO and board member IofC Great Lakes Initiative, met with Nombulelo Khanyile (South African) and Amina Dikedi-Ajakaiye (Nigerian) to discuss some thoughts she had about Rwanda, and how the African Co-ordination Group (ACG) could assist with the work they were doing with women and the youth. Little did they know that in less than two months they would be in Rwanda.

Monday, 29 July, 2013

World peace. The expressed wish of everyone from small children to beauty pageant contestants to world leaders, the desire has become a truism. It is a goal made safe from disappointment by being unattainable. Or is it? Rachel Kohn wrote this article about the recent Caux Dialogue on Land and Security for Culture-ist.

Monday, 15 July, 2013
Launch of A Long Way from Tipperary – Lloyd Mullen

At the launch of Lloyd Mullen's autobiographical book, entitled A Long Way from Tipperary, the audience was totally captivated by Mullen’s delightful humour as he talked about his adventures and experiences. He reflected on his life-long association with MRA (Moral Re-Armament), the early years of IofC, living in post-war Britain and how it had transformed his way of life - enabling him to work with people from different backgrounds and races.

Sunday, 14 July, 2013

On the morning of Thursday 11 July, the Caux dialogue on land and security conference came to an end, after five days of stimulating discussions and workshops on ways to improve the urgent environmental issues facing our planet, among which the crucially important one which is desertification, and particularly in the Sahel region of Africa. Martin Frick, Ambassador and German representative to the UN and international organizations closed the session by encouraging people to engage in local action, in the prospect of the future dialogues.

Tuesday, 09 July, 2013

The Caux Dialogue on Land and Security has just started, and crucial issues have already been addressed in the first plenary session, held on 7 July. Luc Gnacadja, Martin Frick, Rattan Lal, Ian Johnson and Bianca Jagger have explained the importance of this conference among the 2013 Caux Initiatives for Human Security.

Wednesday, 19 June, 2013
Human trafficking Greencoat Forum

Raven Kaliana, Director of Outspiral, presented and discussed her autobiographical film – Hooray for Hollywood - a story on surviving human trafficking, to a well-attended and diverse audience. The event was hosted by Anita Amendra, Project Manager of the Sustainable Communities Programme, IofC-UK on 9 April, 2013. It was held at the IofC UK national centre in London. Kaliana’s presentation was followed by a talk back session with Adam Weiss (Legal Director at the AIRE Centre – Advice on Individual Rights in Europe Centre); Esther Davidson (OXCAT – Oxford Community against Trafficking) and Deepti Patel (Head of Legal, Kids Company). The event was attended by community leaders, social workers and concerned individuals.

Thursday, 13 June, 2013
Pokot women harvesting grass seed

'Without peace we cannot have development in this county'. Alan Channer reports on IofC's Initiative for Land, Lives and Peace at work in Kenya's Baringo County where cattle rustling is symptomatic of a complex web of inter-related problems.

Monday, 03 June, 2013
Phil Jefferys at the Training of Trainers in Kenya November 2012

The Farmers’ Dialogue International Association has just elected its first President. Phil Jefferys, from Australia.

Tuesday, 23 April, 2013
John Bond at the Kiev Security Forum

The Caux Forum for Human Security featured last week in a major Ukrainian Forum. The Kiev Security Forum, hosted by Open Ukraine in partnership with Britain’s Royal Institute for International Affairs and others, brought together 400 people from throughout Europe and beyond. They included many East European political leaders and diplomats.

Monday, 08 April, 2013
(left to right) Martin Frick, Luc Gnacadja, Rainer Gude

Both peace and prosperity are rooted in the Earth's soils, Luc Gnacadja, the Executive Director of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) told a meeting of people from NGOs and civil society in Geneva on March 12th. And both are endangered when the soil is degraded.