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Initiatives of Change Switzerland
Thursday, 18. July 2002

An international conference on ‘Connecting Communities for Reconciliation and Justice’ called for Europe and the West to maintain the best of their humane and inclusive traditions.

Monday, 15. July 2002

Syngman Rhee, the Korean-born last year’s moderator of the Presbyterian Church (USA) General Assembly tonight spoke of the need for reconciliation between North and South Korea. ‘It is the right direction to go, even if we see no light at the end of the tunnel,’ he said. ‘I am committing my self to this walk,’ Rhee said, stressing the need for ‘active endurance’. Last month's World Cup, co-hosted by Korea and Japan, enemies in the past, meant that there is always the hope of reconciliation for enemies, Rhee said. He was giving the third 'Caux Lecture' at the international conference centre of Initiatives of Change in Switzerland.

Monday, 8. July 2002

On Sunday, one hundred years to the day from the official opening banquet of the Caux-Palace Hotel, well over six hundred people visited this historical monument during an open afternoon, before a round-table public conference on ‘Learning from the past for the sake of the future’. The building has since 1946 served as a conference centre for Moral Re-Armament, now known by the name Initiatives of Change. The weekend also marked the start of six weeks of conferences up to 18th August on the theme, ‘Globalizing Responsibility for Human Security’.

Saturday, 6. July 2002

An eminent American psychiatrist tonight spoke of the healing power of apology. He was giving a Caux Lecture at the international centre for Initiatives for Change, in Caux, Switzerland.
Aaron Lazare is Chancellor, Dean and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts medical school, in Worcester, Massachusetts. In a talk based on a book to come out shortly, based on many years of research and study, he disagreed with Freud: Damage to human dignity is the greatest problem, 'this is what grudges are about, not sex'.

Monday, 1. July 2002

The renowned Egyptian artist and calligrapher Ahmed Moustafa last night gave a thought-provoking Muslim perspective on the links between art, science, geometry and faith, in his Caux Lecture on 'Symbols and Treasures-towards a common ground'. He was addressing the Road to Renewal conference, hosted by Renewal Arts at the Initiatives of Change centre in Caux.

Tuesday, 25. September 2001

For six days fifteen members of Community Council for Peace and Tolerance have met in conference in the city of Caux, Switzerland in order to unite their hearts and plan their activities. This Strategic Planning Workshop was sponsored and facilitated by World Vision Kosovo .

Tuesday, 18. September 2001

Geneva, 12th September 2001 - A message by the President of the CAUX-Initiatives of Change Foundation
to American friends and colleagues after the events in New York, Washington and Pittsburgh the previous day: