Sunday, 02 September, 2012

On June 18th 2012, Lanka Standard published speech about forgiveness given by Sonali Samarasinghe (1996 Caux Scholar) , on the occasion of the 20th anniversary celebrations of the Caux Scholars Program at the Swiss Embassy.

Wednesday, 22 August, 2012
Fr Tonio Dell’Olio

‘Organized crime is now a globalised reality. The Mafia has very much benefitted from this globalisation,’ says Fr Tonio Dell’Olio, the Italian priest who founded the Libera Terra Association in 1995 in order to seize back land illegally help by the Mafia. The financial crisis has favoured the Mafia, he says. Globalisation means that the public’s stereotypical image of the Mafia no longer matches the Mafia that now operates around the world.

Saturday, 18 August, 2012

The Caux Foundation hosted some 1,200 visitors this summer in its International Conference Centre at Caux, above Montreux. Sessions on multiculturalism, human security, business ethics and training modules in change-making and peace-building were held from 1 July to 8 August. Over a hundred delegates of the Initiatives of Change international network, from 42 countries, are now meeting in Caux for their annual Global Assembly.

Wednesday, 08 August, 2012

‘They killed my dad and I have been carrying a lot of bitterness and hatred, but I now feel I should put that burden down. I have decided to forgive those who murdered my dad.’ These were the words of one of the many women who participated in Creators of Peace Circles (CoPC) in Rift Valley region, Kenya in the last three months.

Wednesday, 08 August, 2012
A forum on CEC

IofC has in the past been involved in advocating for clean elections that are free, fair and devoid of violence. IofC Kenya is still determined to reach out to Kenyans with a message of not just taking part in the voting process but also voting for the right people and avoiding violence.

Saturday, 04 August, 2012

For the first time in its five years, the Caux Forum for Human Security welcomed a delegation of six from Burma/Myanmar to the conference centre in Caux, Switzerland. The members of the delegation grappled with the complex issues facing Burma/Myanmar’s multi-ethnic communities in their struggle for rights and demand for a genuine federal union with the majority ethnic group, post military rule.

Sunday, 29 July, 2012
Ann Njeri

Corruption is a huge threat to human security, especially in Africa, writes Ann Njeri. But despite its pervasiveness, there are examples of companies doing business in a clean way and making a success of it.

Tuesday, 17 July, 2012
Calmy-Rey speaking with participants from Burma attending the Caux Forum

Micheline Calmy-Rey, twice President of the Swiss Federation, told participants in the Fifth Caux Forum for Human Security, in Switzerland, that dialogue represents the political realism necessary to resolve global challenges. With her was Swiss Ambassador Claude Altermatt who described the Caux center as ‘a haven of peace and inspiration’.

Monday, 16 July, 2012

Jeudi 12 juillet, le Forum de Caux pour la sécurité humaine se concentrait sur la guérison les blessures de l’histoire. Durant la session plénière de la matinée, Daphrose Ntarataze Barampama a présenté son travail au sein des cercles de paix au Burundi. Lors de la session de l’après-midi, Angelo Barampama et Laurien Ntezimana ont raconté leur parcours personnel et professionnel. Ils sont tous deux co-auteurs du livre « Dépasser la haine, construire la paix » qui rassemble des témoignages des années 1990 dans la région des Grands lacs africains.

Thursday, 12 July, 2012

A high-level South Sudanese delegation, brought to Caux in collaboration with the Swiss Foreign Ministry, led a ceremony celebrating the first anniversary of the independence of their country. In his speech, Deputy Foreign Minister Elias Nyamell Wakoson asserted that South Sudan 'is not out of the woods yet, but we are getting there.'

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