Caux Forum 2018: Reports and Stories

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 and videos in the list below or on our Facebook page.

How did Caux inspire you and how did you inspire others in Caux? We want to hear YOUR story! Send your Caux story to communications@cauxforum.org #mycauxstory 

 

Caux Forum 2018, Oui Act

Gerby Lineau is 17 and comes from Saint Ouen (Seine-Saint-Denis), a Parisian suburb. In addition to this being his first time taking part in CATS (Children as Actors for Transforming Society, it is also his first trip abroad. ‘It’s the first time I’ve been somewhere like this, with such stunning scenery. I met some nice people but I didn’t speak English very well,’ he told us.

CATS 2018

Children as Actors for Transforming Society (CATS) came together for the sixth edition of the CATS Forum, bringing together some 300 adults and children from 46 countries for a full week of sharing and learning. Participants returned down the mountain full of new ideas, new knowledge and new friends.

Read all about day 3 and 4 of CATS 2018 - as it happened and told by the MEOW!

Read all about the highlights of the second day of CATS 2018 in the daily updates!

CATS 2018, Caux Forum 2018, opening

Lights, camera, action! The CATS Conference 2018 has officially started! The Caux Palace has transformed into a community filled with laughter, love and an ocean of different cultures and languages and the opening of CATS 2018 was a huge success. From the performance to the talk show to the Facebook live stream viewed by many and hosted by Aksa, one of our MEOW members - everyone was enraptured.

Open House Day 2018, Caux Forum 2018

On 29 July, the Caux Palace opened its doors for 2018’s Open House Day. More than 150 visitors came to enjoy guided tours, a scavenger hunt, a human library and other activities. This sunny day was a chance for local visitors and tourists to learn about the unique history of the building and about the activities of Initiatives of Change.

AEUB 2018, highlights

Discover the highlights of Addressing Europe's Unfinished Business 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.

AEUB 2018, LPM, Learning to be a peacemaker

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.

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.

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