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Friday, 29 July, 2016
Creators of Peace participants in Armenia

Arshaluys Mushkambaryan, who has introduced Creators of Peace to Armenia, had attended Peace Circles in India, at Asia Plateau in 2015 and had felt that her country needs this project on a local basis to help people to overcome inner and outer disturbances and build peace within and around them.

Thursday, 28 July, 2016
Memorial established at the site of the Nice attacks, July 16, 2016 (Photo: H.Murdock/VOA)

After the random killings that took place in France, Germany and the Middle East in July under the inspiration of what we cannot but call an international criminal organization, Initiatives of Change France wishes to express its shared sense of sorrow to all the victims, their relatives and friends, to the Christian community that was targeted, while strongly denouncing the inhumanity of the killing of innocents.

Thursday, 28 July, 2016
Workshop participant Aysha Dafalla reads a Peace Declaration from an open-air truck at the scene of the bomb blast in Eastleigh. Also present, from left to right, Pastor James Wuye, Imam Muhammad Ashafa, District Commissioner Omar Beja and District Commisioner George Natembeya.

'We assume from afar and you can kill someone based on assumption. We have learned a bitter lesson.' This line from 'The Imam and the Pastor' film leads the report of a conference on 'International Intervention: the Future?', which took place at the Centre for International Intervention, Surrey University, on 18 and 19 July.

Tuesday, 26 July, 2016
Merel Rumping Justin Makii

Over 30 million people worldwide are in need of prosthetics but have no access to them—a statistic that shocked the Caux audience. Merel Rumping from The Netherlands explained the concept of LegBank, whose mission is to ‘increase access to affordable, qualitative prostheses for low-income amputees in upcoming economies’.

Saturday, 23 July, 2016

Mpanzu Bamenga closed this year’s International Peacebuilders’ Forum (IPF) by sharing his story of migration from Zaïre to the Netherlands.

Wednesday, 20 July, 2016

On Tuesday, 19 July 2016, a public event kicked off the conference Adressing Europe's Unfinished Business on the theme ‘Passing the baton’, with four of those who were young when they participated in Caux conferences at that time.

Wednesday, 20 July, 2016
International Peacebuilders' Forum 2016, Opening Session, Caux 2016, Caux Conference Centre

We are excited to announce the opening of the International Peacebuilders’ Forum (IPF) 2016! In light of current trends in mass forced migration across the globe, this year’s theme of the forum is 'Peacebuilding among people displaced by violence and war.' The aim is to provide a platform and safe space for reflexivity for practitioners in refugee and migrant work, and people from these communities to deepen contextual understanding, foster collaboration and joint action, and establish an international community of peers.

Monday, 18 July, 2016

After a week full of reflections, exchanges of personal stories, plenary sessions, practical workshops and evening programmes, Just Governance for Human Security 2016 has come to a close.

Thursday, 14 July, 2016
Foto van de avond op 28 april 2016 'Mijn verhaal, jouw verhaal - is er een gedeeld verhaal?'

Merel Segers looks back on a dialogue that was held on 28 April - 'Willem Jansen of Initiatives of Change describes dialogue as a magic word, a medicine. I experienced how true this is during an evening in the IofC centre in The Hague on the theme: "My story, your story - is there a story we can share?"'

Wednesday, 13 July, 2016
Barbara Hintermann, Official Opening Just Governance for Human Security, JGHS

'We want a world that is just, peaceful and sustainable, this is the dream that gives us, Initiatives of Change, our raison d’être. In order to achieve this, we must start with ourselves.' Barbara Hintermann, Secretary general of the CAUX-Initiatives of Change Foundation (CAUX-IofC), opening plenary.