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.
Around half of the 80 young people, representing six North Eastern states, who attended a dialogue in Siloam, Meghalaya, declared their resolve to dissolve hates, resentments, grudges and bitterness that tormented their lives - by apologizing!
Thanks to a grant the International Peacebuilders’ Forum 2016 (IPF) is able to offer scholarships which cover conference participation, four nights in the Caux Conference Centre, the former Caux-Palace (19-23 July), meals and travel costs to Caux and back home.
The seminar intended to address issues of importance to the welfare of Africans in Norway; to promote understanding of the African continent in Norway; and to contribute to growth in political, social and business relations between Norway and Africa.