‘The Middle East migration crisis – genesis and response’ was the theme of a four-day conference in London hosted by Initiatives of Change and the Next Century Foundation. The conference brought together leaders from the Middle East and Afghanistan, together with refugees, academics, journalists, and religious leaders.
Following decades of worsening tensions, new possibilities are emerging in Järva, a multi-cultural area of Stockholm. Since March 2016, 'Hope in Järva' has run several dialogues in the community, plus two learning festivals, with the focus on inter-generational trust building.
Opening the Caux conference last night on Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy, speakers Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, vice chairman of the UN Global Compact, and Laurence Cockcroft, co-founder of global anti-corruption coalition, Transparency International, talked about the corrosive effect of corruption on societies and on people’s trust in businesses.
On 3 July, the 2016 Caux Dialogue on Land and Security held its closing ceremony, capping off five days of honesty, insight, and impactful conversations regarding issues of land degradation and migration between its seventy participants.
On 1 July 2016 the 2016 edition of the Caux Conferences was officially kicked off. In light of the CAUX-IofC Foundation’s 70 year anniversary, a special all day event was organized on the theme: Crossing Borders, Crossing Cultures: How to Build Trust Around Migration?
Mary Lean reviews a new book, ‘Eyewitness to the Impossible: building trust on three continents’. ‘Making history is not the monopoly of the rich and powerful,’ asserts the author Jens Jonathan Wilhelmsen. His new book draws on a lifetime working for change.
Peter Thwaites has recently translated in to English 'Frank Buchman and the Germans', involving more than five years of sometimes sporadic and sometimes intensive work. Earlier this year the book was published in a print edition by Caux Books. After World War II, particularly through the first Caux conferences, Buchman and his team were among the first to welcome Germany back into the family of nations.
Spread over the weekend of 14 and 15 May, the Peace Circle saw a group of 12 women of all ages, from Sudan, Myanmar and Malaysia, support one another through a programme based on the themes of the Creators of Peace model of Gathering Points, interspersed with story-telling by the participants.
The Creators of Peace team had the privilege of facilitating its first ever Peace Circle (PC) in the Afrikaans speaking Noordgesig area from the 13 – 15 April 2016. Nine unemployed young women attended the Circle which took place at the Methodist Church of Southern Africa.
The 2013-2016 CoP International Coordinator team are approaching the end of their Term of Office, and are calling for nominations for CoP women to the roles of President, Treasurer, Secretary, and International Co-ordinators for the 2016-2019 term of office.