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Friday, 27. July 2018
AEUB 2018, LPM 2018, Caux Forum 2018

Young Muslims and non-Muslims from Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the UK took part in the Learning to be a Peacemaker course at the Caux Palace in July.

Friday, 27. July 2018
Ilinca Romocea

Ilinca Romocea took part in 2018’s Young Ambassadors Programme, under the aegis of Addressing Europe’s Unfinished Business, which brought together young Europeans who aspire to take an active role in transforming society. When Ilinca came to Caux for the first time in 2017, she met Ayat, a young Muslim woman. The encounter changed her profoundly.

Friday, 27. July 2018
AEUB, Caux Forum 2018, flags, Europe

A primary school teacher from Belarus sits at the lunch table with an ex neo-Nazi from Sweden, who now works to prevent extremism among youngsters. ‘What can we do as parents and teachers?’ she asks him. They engage in a conversation about ‘kitchen table racism’ and the difficult position of teachers. The next day, two floors higher in the building, a group of Kurds, Turks and Armenians from the diaspora discuss how to organize an international platform for dialogue. A woman involved in dialogue in Eastern Ukraine pitches in with her experience of engaging the broader public.

Friday, 27. July 2018
AEUB 2018, Caux Forum 2018

‘We help people to find understanding, when they want to find understanding but don’t succeed.’ With this simple explanation, co-facilitator Angela Starovoitova captures the core objective of Non-Violent Communication (NVC) as a dialogue approach, at the opening of a four-day training track during Addressing Europe’s Unfinished Business. She immediately manages expectations: ‘Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.’ Co-facilitator Olena Kashkarova adds: ‘It is about hearing the real message behind words.’

Monday, 23. July 2018
AEUB 2018, Caux Forum, concert

Liliana Neciu, mezzo-soprano at State Opera in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, has taken part in two Caux programmes in 2017. Since then she’s been talking about Caux to everybody, from close friends and family members to work colleagues and people she meets through her professional life. This summer, she is returning to give freely of her time, cheerful nature and wonderful talents. On Thursday 26, 2018, Liliana and her friend, pianist Oana Dinea, are offering a free concert during Addressing Europe’s Unfinished Business (AEUB).

Saturday, 21. July 2018
CDLS 2018, Caux Forum 2018

This report captures the four-day programme of presentations, panel discussions and interactive dialogues at CDLS 2018 – Landscapes of Peace: land restoration for conflict resolution. The event took place from17-21 July at the Caux Palace Conference and Seminar Centre, Switzerland.

Saturday, 21. July 2018
Caux Dialoge on Land and Security, CDLS

Discover the highlights of the Caux Dialogue on Land and Security 2018!

Saturday, 21. July 2018
CDLS 2018, Caux Forum 2018

On 20 July, the Caux Dialogue for Land and Security focused on sustainable finance and land restoration. The day was introduced by Rishabh Khanna, who spoke of the need to sequester 100 PPM of C02, as our current atmosphere has reached the historic high of 410 ppm, with rapid effects on the climate. Although this would cost almost US$ 4.27 trillion, the investment could create food security, jobs and resolve conflicts.

Friday, 20. July 2018
CDLS 2018, Caux Forum 2018

The participants of the Caux Dialogue on Land and Security 2018, comprise senior officials of governments, parliaments, international organizations, financiers, business, NGOs and media from Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas, met on July 17 - 21 at the Caux Conference Centre, and have formally endorsed this Declaration.

Friday, 20. July 2018
CDLS 2018, Emerging Leaders Programme 2018, Caux Forum 2018

Discover Nina Bianchi's report on the Emerging Leaders Programme 2018 which was part of this year's Caux Forum event Caux Dialogue on Land and Security.

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