"The only constant is change!" - Winter Gathering 2016/17
Monday 26 December 2016 from 18:00 to Sunday 1 January 2017 after breakfast
The theme of the 2016 Winter Gathering was all about ‘Change'. 'Change' as a theme is as old as time itself. We are continually challenged to reconsider our own positions, to step out of our comfort zones and at the same time set limits to the overflow in our own lives, and to redefine our priorities.
The conference offered a time and space away from the whirlwind of everyday life, to reflect on how we treat ourselves, our world and everybody around us with a new respect in 2017.
Christmas time in Caux
Friday 23 December to Monday 26 December 2016
Initiatives of Change welcomed everyone - people of different faiths or no faith at all - to spend Christmas together as an extended family, create a festive time of celebration in a spirit of community, in which everyone could feel comfortable and included, and each one could share from their culture and traditions, their values and meaning in life.
It was a time of retreat, recollection, celebration and connection, and an opportunity to express and practice gratitude for the blessings of life. This was also a great opportunity for those who feel connected to the IofC work and network to nurture a sense of belonging to an international community and fellowship.