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Caux Forum

Caux Forum: Reports and Stories

As we aim to be more sustainable and digital, we will not be publishing a printed report this year. You will find all the reports, stories and highlights of the summer instead on this page. You can discover the highlights here.

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Barbara Hintermann, Caux Forum 2017

"This summer has shown that the Caux Forum is becoming a, if not the, place to discuss peace in its broadest sense. It offered a holistic approach to addressing extremism of all kinds: from tackling extremes in business, preventing violent extremism, advancing the pillars of human security and dealing with polarization in Europe to empowering children to create a more inclusive society and promoting investment in land restoration." Read the message of Barbara Hintermann, General Secretary of the CAUX-IofC Foundation on the Caux Forum 2017.

Towards an Inclusive Peace, CBI

The first edition of Towards an Inclusive Peace (TIP) took place from 23-26 July 2017 during the Caux Forum. The event sought to discover new ways for peacebuilders to address violent extremism. Recently, approaches to addressing violent extremism have moved away from traditional security-based methods towards a more inclusive and local emphasis. TIP 2017 aimed to equip participants to include local communities in the process of building peace.

CATS 2017

‘We are the citizens of today and tomorrow,’ stated Kehkashan Basu, 17, winner of the 2016 International Children’s Peace Prize, as she opened the fifth edition of Children as Actors for Transforming Society (CATS). Empowering children to become the leaders of tomorrow is what CATS is all about. CATS 2017 gathered 264 children, young people and adults of 34 nationalities to promote inclusion and to give children experiencing exclusion a voice.

AEUB, Addressing Europe's Unfinished Business

In Europe even where populists are not winning elections, their narratives of blaming immigrants and minorities dominate political debates. Many citizens are losing faith in integration as the best means of ensuring peace, security and prosperity. There is a tendency to isolate ourselves, retreating into groups based on ethnicity, religious beliefs, or class. Such polarization deeply affects the way Europeans work together for the common good.

Just Governance 2017, Tulsa

For the second year in a row, 14 people from Tulsa, Oklahoma (USA) came to the Caux Forum to hold a dialogue on healing the wounds of the past and working for better race relations in their community, as part of Just Governance for Human Security 2017.

TIP 2017

From 23 to 26 July 2017, the Caux Forum brought together 95 grassroots activists and local peacebuilders, national and international policy makers, NGO representatives, academics and business people to explore alternative ways to address violent extremism. Participants in the first edition of Towards an Inclusive Peace (TIP) came from 33 countries and a wide range of backgrounds.

Syrian sisters, CPLP, Caux Peace and Leadership Programme

‘Caux is a place of growth,’ stated Phoebe Gill, Programme Manager of the Caux Peace and Leadership Programme (CPLP), a four-week training and service programme held during the Caux Forum. The programme was run twice this summer, from 26 June to 27 July and from 23 July to 18 August 2017, and 100 people from 59 countries took part.

CDLS 2017

In a bid to create a safe space for youth to express their opinions and expertise, 15 young entrepreneurs, grassroots activists, educators, environmental professionals and students gathered to take part in the Emerging Leaders Programme during the Caux Dialogue on Land and Security (CDLS) in July.

AEUB 2017

Participants in this year’s Addressing Europe’s Unfinished Business had the opportunity to ‘taste’ different training programmes, which are tackling polarization in communities across Europe.

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