15-19 July 2024

 

The Caux Democracy Forum, taking place in Caux, Switzerland from 15 to 19 July 2024, aspires to inspire, equip, and connect individuals, groups, and organizations in the pursuit of stronger democracies and human rights across Europe and the world.

The Caux Democracy Forum is co-organised by Caux Initiatives of Change and Initiatives of Change International, in partnership with the Geneva Diplomatic Club for the Opening Ceremony. Please note that registrations are open until 3 June 2024.

The Caux Democracy Forum is part of a three-year programme running until 2026 which includes the Geneva Democracy Dialogues in May and October, regional events, and the Caux Democracy Forum from 8-12 July, 2025 and from 22 - 26 June, 2026.

 

 

How can democracy be revitalised across Europe and the world?

Democracy is retreating across the world, and millions are denied the freedoms that they struggled to achieve. Much of the world is separating into camps. Conflict grows and cooperation shrinks, setting back global efforts to combat climate change and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. And even in democracy’s heartlands, citizens see the disconnect between democratic ideals and their practice, and lose faith.

If democracy is to be revitalised, we need to bridge this disconnect. This Forum will focus on this challenge – how to imbue our nations with the values of democracy such as integrity, accountability, transparency and inclusiveness of all, majorities and minorities. Democracy can only thrive where these values motivate families and workplaces as well as politics and government.

The Forum will hear from people who are working to make these values the bedrock of policy and practice in governance, business, industry, education, the media and the environment. They have started in their own lives, and are confronting corruption and injustice, building trust across social divides, healing wounded relationships, developing inclusive economic approaches – the underlying work which enables trust and cooperation to grow, and democracy to thrive.

Each of us has a unique role in revitalising democracy. The Forum will offer the space to explore that role, and to develop joint initiatives. It will launch a three-year programme, in partnership with like-minded organisations, which aims to revitalise democracy and help turn back the authoritarian tide.

Discover the Caux Democracy Programme 2024 - 2026

 

Caux Palace Adrien Giovannelli

 

About the Event

This four-day residential forum will look at what we can do to contribute to revitalise democracy across Europe and the world. Part of a three-year programme (2024 – 2026), it is designed to enhance democratic governance, human rights and sustainable economic development.

The event is articulated around three workstreams (detailed below) set as priorities to feed into existing ongoing agendas and processes, from local to global. 

  • Workstream 1: Healing the Wounds of the Past - Forgiveness and Restitution
  • Workstream 2: People-centred Economics
  • Workstream 3: Civil Society fostering Dialogue – From Polarization to Participation

 

Each of the workstreams will discuss cross-cutting issues:

  • Narratives used - “Words matter”
  • Equity – “Double Standards”
  • Needed capabilities and attitudes - “Inner Development”

 

Caux Democracy Forum graphic

 

Challenges will be further explored through plenaries, community groups and workshops.

The event has been designed to allow participants the time to gain some perspective, retreat from the bustling routine and find a space that allows for silent reflection, creative collaboration and the exchange of ideas.

 

Quiet time, reflection

 

What Practical Outcomes are Envisioned?

The Caux Democracy Forum aims to facilitate interaction among participants, providing inspiration, tools, courage, and effective strategies for enabling, facilitating, and encouraging the capabilities and attitudes considered necessary to strengthen democracy across the world.

The Forum will:

  • Bring people together around collective exploration and action.
  • Provide first-hand experiences of a wide range of people active in the key selected issues.
  • Learn, innovate, prototype, practice and share application of tools.
  • Create opportunities to support further activities within the Caux Democracy Programme and organisations.
  • Ally with partner organisations
  • Share stories, arts, event designs and presentations.

 

Who is attending the Caux Democracy Forum?

Over 200 people are expected to participate in the full residential program and 300 for the Opening Ceremony

The Forum will commence and conclude with the voices of those most impacted, positively and negatively, from civil society. We will also hear from representatives of people’s movements, NGOs, governmental bodies, media, United Nations agencies, and unconventional actors. Speakers will be chosen based on their relevant personal experiences.

Departing from conventional protocols, the Caux Forum provides participants with an opportunity for interaction regardless of seniority.

Our sponsoring initiatives will ensure the Caux Democracy Forum to be an inclusive event, bringing together creative and innovative minds from all regions of the world.

We will continue to update this page with information on speakers and workshops in the weeks to come.

 

terrace, conversation, people

 

The Caux Democracy Forum at the Caux Palace, near Montreux

The Caux Democracy Forum takes place in our centre for dialogue - the Caux Palace, a former Belle Époque Grand Hotel nestled in the mountains 1000m above sea level.  With its breathtaking view over the Léman and the Alps, it provides a unique and inspiring setting.

 

PROGRAMME

15 July: Opening Ceremony

  • Time: 16:00 à 17:45 CEST
  • Venue: Caux Palace, Switzerland

In collaboration with the Geneva Diplomatic Club, the opening ceremony of the Caux Democracy Forum will take place at the Caux Palace on 15 July from 16:00 CEST, followed by a reception and concert organised with the support of the Montreux Jazz Artists Foundation.

With an expected in-person attendance of three hundred people, the event will also be streamed online.

If you only wish to attend the Opening Ceremony, please make sure to secure your place by kindly filling out the online registration form.   

Find the detailed programme here.

 

 

15-19 July: Full Residential Caux Democracy Forum

The full residential Caux Democracy Forum, including the Opening Ceremony, will take place at the Caux Palace and starts with the Opening Ceremony at the Caux Palace on Monday, 15 July at 16:00 CEST.

Attendees who have booked the full Forum packages (15 - 19 July) are asked to check in from 15:00 CEST on the 15 July. For participants who arrive early on 15 July and would like to drop off their luggage at the Caux Palace before official check-in times a luggage room will be available.

Details on the specific workstreams can be found below.

 

Speakers & Contributors

Nada Al Nashif

NADA AL-NASHIF, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights

Appointed United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights effective February 2020, Nada Al-Nashif has over 30 years of experience within the United Nations as an economist and development practitioner. Previously, Ms. Al-Nashif served as Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences at UNESCO (Paris), as Assistant Director-General & Regional Director of the International Labour Organization's Regional Office for Arab States (Beirut) and at the United Nations Development Programme in various headquarters (New York) and field assignments. She holds a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Balliol, Oxford University and a Master's in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School, Harvard University.

 

Bogdan Klich

SENATOR BOGDAN KLICH, Chair Foreign and European Union Affairs Committee, Polish Senate

Senator Bogdan Klich is the Chair of the Foreign and European Union Affairs Committee at the Polish Senate. He is from Krakow, where he also lectures in the Jagiellonian University. From 2007 to 2011 he served as Minister of Defence in the Government of Donald Tusk. As a student he was active in the struggle for a democratic country, and was interned in 1981 by the communist regime. He was a Member of the European Parliament from 2004 to 2017.

 

 

Andrius Krivas

AMBASSADOR ANDRIUS KRIVAS, Chair of the Committee of Ministers’ Deputies, Permanent Representative of Lithuania to the Council of Europe

Ambassador Andrius Krivas is a Lithuanian diplomat. He is the Permanent Representative of Lithuania to the Council of Europe, where he is Chair of the Committee of Ministers’ Deputies from May to November 2024. He studied International Relations and was head of the International Relations Department at the Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of Lithuania. From 2001 to 2003 he worked as an adviser at the integration unit of the Security Policy Department of the MFA, and later as an adviser at the Lithuanian Embassy to the United States.
From 2007 - 2008, Andrius Krivas was head of the NATO division of the Security Policy Department of the MFA, then seconded to the KAM, where he was director of the Department of International Relations and Operations. He became the secretary of the ministry in 2008, and later worked as the chief adviser of the ministry. From 2010 to 2013, he was adviser to the Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the OSCE and worked as deputy minister of the MFA in 2013 - 2016. Since 1 August 2016  he was the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Lithuania to the United Nations Bureau and other international organisations in Geneva.

 

Rajmohan Gandhi

RAJMOHAN GANDHI, Historian, biographer, former President of Initiatives of Change International

Rajmohan Gandhi is a historian, biographer and former President of Initiatives of Change International. He was born in 1935 and has worked as a journalist, writer, politician and professor of political science. Rajmohan Gandhi is unique in that he is both one of Mahatma Gandhi's grandsons and a grandson of C. Rajagopalachari, an Indian National Congress leader and the only Indian to have served as Governor General of India (from 1948 to 1950). Like Gandhi and Rajagopalachari, Rajmohan Gandhi is committed, including in politics, to a peaceful democracy with integrity and respect for the dignity of every individual. He is the author of numerous works on the figures of the struggle for Indian independence, the drama of the partition of India and the relations between Hindus and Muslims.

 

Jo Berry 2024

JO BERRY, Founder of Building Bridges for Peace and Public Speaker

Jo Berry, an inspiring speaker and founder of the charity Building Bridges for Peace, emerged from a profound personal tragedy to become a global advocate for reconciliation. In 1984, her father fell victim to an IRA bomb, igniting a journey that led her to engage with the ex-combatant who planted the bomb, Patrick Magee. Their unprecedented relationship, documented in the BBC's "Facing the Enemy" and featured in films like "Beyond Right and Wrong" and "The Bomb," encapsulates Jo's belief in unbounded empathy as the key to transforming conflict. Jo's impactful message of hope resonates in international conferences and seminars on reconciliation, conflict resolution, and sustainable peace. She has shared her insights worldwide, from Lebanon to South Korea, contributing to panels, radio, and TV discussions. Her work has become a vital resource in peace studies and conflict transformation education globally. As a TEDx speaker and Visiting Fellow at the University of Nottingham, Jo's influence extends beyond speeches. She has crafted workshops on conflict resolution, difficult conversations, and navigating uncertainty, both in-person and virtually. Jo Berry's journey exemplifies the power of empathy in overcoming deep divisions and fostering understanding.

 

Patrick Magee 2024

DR PATRICK MAGEE, Author and Public Speaker

Dr Patrick Magee was released from prison in 1999 under the terms of the Good Friday Agreement. Shortly after his release, he completed a PhD examining the representation of Irish Republicans in ‘Troubles’ fiction. For 27 years he was a committed member of the IRA. In November 2000 he agreed to meet Jo Berry, whose father had been killed along with four others in the IRA’s attack on the Grand Hotel, Brighton in 1984. Since then they have met on more than 200 occasions, in Ireland, the UK and overseas. Although Pat carries the burden of knowing he had caused Jo profound hurt, they continue to explore their common humanity, recognising that war robs combatants of what it is to be human, of an essential capacity to empathise and to see the world through the eyes of others. Patrick Magee's memoir 'Where Grieving Begins - Building Bridges after the Brighton Bomb' was published by Pluto Press in 2021. 

 

Maruee Paruja

MARUEE PAHUJA, Expressive Arts Therapy Facilitator & Strategist, Visual Artist & Eye-care Practitioner

Maruee Pahuja, an impassioned Expressive Arts Therapy facilitator and strategist, visual artist, and eye-care practitioner, is dedicated to enriching lives through the power of arts and science. As an Expressive Arts Consultant with Caux Initiatives of Change, she contributes strategic insights to foster robust dialogues in peacebuilding using arts-based approaches. Additionally, she serves as a core team member of Creative Leadership, driving content creation and strategy. Currently, she is designing a programme/project on Conscious Art with the School of Conscious Politics and is building on a pilot program in arts-based coaching with Step Ahead Berlin, one of the leading institutes in Expressive Arts, alongside the assistant dean of the European Graduate School. At Natasha Eye Care and Research Centre, she holds the role of Head of Optometry and Specialty Contact Lens Consultant. Here, she leads and trains teams of optometrists and optometry interns, spearheads social media strategies, and delivers exceptional clinical care, specialising in innovative approaches with specialty contact lenses. Maruee's journey is marked by pioneering efforts in developing arts-based therapeutic interventions and leading workshops that inspire profound transformation. From crafting curriculums to strategizing content that incites action, Maruee navigates the complexities of human emotions and societal needs with unwavering creativity and compassion.

 

Jonas Truneh

JONAS TRUNEH, Project Development Officer at Triangle

Jonas Truneh's journey with Caux began in 2017 during the Just Governance for Human Security conference, marking the start of his deep connection to Initiatives of Change's principles. His subsequent involvement in the Caux Scholars Program in 2018 solidified his commitment. In 2019, Jonas immersed himself in leadership principles at the Caux Peace and Leadership Programme, further cementing his dedication. Now, as a founding member of the Creative Leadership team, he continues to contribute to Caux's mission. Based in Beirut, Jonas serves as a project development officer at Triangle, a social enterprise acting as both a think tank and an international development consultancy. Leveraging his expertise in program development and project management, Jonas spearheads strategic initiatives, drawing from his rich international background. He holds an MSc in International Public Policy from University College London and a BA degree with First-Class Honours in Religion, Politics, and Society from King’s College London.

 

SIDRA RASLAN, Logistics and Outreach Lead Creative Leadership

Sidra Raslan from Syria is the logistics and outreach lead of Creative Leadership, a youth-led Caux Initiatives of Change initiative for young leaders that organises programmes focused on dialogue and storytelling. Sidra also volunteers on topics of refugees rights and inclusion, inner development, and youth empowerment. Sidra holds a masters degree in environmental, economic and social sustainability from UAB and works at HP on their partner sustainability programme.

 

 

PETER SHAMBROOK, Independant Scholar & Historical Consultant, Balfour Project

Peter Shambrook is an independent scholar and historical consultant to the Balfour Project, which works to advance equal rights for all in Palestine/Israel. He holds a PhD in modern Middle Eastern history from the University of Cambridge. Author of French Imperialism in Syria, 1927-1936 and Policy of Deceit. Britain and Palestine, 1914-1939  He lives in Durham, UK.

 

 

 

ASSAAD CHAFTARI, Founder of Fighters for Peace

Assaad Chaftari from Lebanon took an active part in the Lebanese civil war where he worked in the security and intelligence services of the Christian Lebanese Forces (LF). In 1985 he co-negotiated the Tripartite Agreement on behalf of the LF and co-created the WAED - National Secular Democratic party in 1990. When he met Initiatives of Change, he experienced a change of heart and wrote a public letter of repentance and apology to his victims in February 2000. In 2012 he co-created Fighters for Peace, an NGO of ex-civil war fighters from all denominations working together for civil peace, healing and immunising against violence. In 2016 he wrote an autobiography with the title The truth even with a trembling voice. Assaad has a long experience in public speaking, training and organising dialogues, conferences and mediation. Since 2016 he is a member of the Global Peace Builders Network. He is also a council member of Initiatives of Change International.

 

Lewis Cardinal

LEWIS CARDINAL, Leader of the Global Indigenous Dialogue, Canada

Lewis Cardinal comes from the Woodland Cree people in northern Alberta, Canada. His long track record of public service includes founding Board Member of Alberta Aboriginal Arts, Co-Chair of the Aboriginal Commission for Human Rights and Justice, and Trustee of the Parliament of World Religions. He has received QE II’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for Public Service, the IndSpire Award for Public Service, the Province of Alberta’s Centennial Medal for his work in Human Rights and Diversity, the Distinguished Alumni Award from Grant MacEwan University, and an Honorary Degree of “Doctor of Sacred Letters” from the University of Alberta.

 

REV DR. JAMES MOVEL WUYE, Pentecoastal Pastor and Co-Executive Directorof the Interfaith Mediation Centre Kaduna, Nigeria

Rev Dr. James Movel Wuye is a Pentecostal Pastor with Assemblies of God Northern Nigeria (AGNN), and Co-Executive Director of the Interfaith Mediation Centre in Kaduna, Nigeria. During the 1980s and 1990s he was involved in Christian activities targeted at protecting the Church from ethno-religious violence. He served in various committees for peace and reconciliation in Kaduna State, national and international level and was a member of the African Union (AU) Interfaith Committee. He is Assistant District Superintendent of the Assemblies of God Northern Nigeria (AGNN), Secretary-General of the North-Western States of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), and also a member of the National Executive Council of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). His peacebuilding effort has earned him numerous awards, including the Peace Activist Award of the Tanenbaum Center of Interreligious Understanding. He is the subject of several documentary films, like The Imam and the Pastor; a moving story of forgiveness and a case-study of a successful grass-roots initiative to rebuild communities torn apart by conflict.

 

Iman Ashafa

IMAM DR. MUHAMMAD NURAYN ASHAFACo-Executive Directorof the Interfaith Mediation Centre Kaduna, Nigeria

Imam Dr. Muhammad Nurayn Ashafa is the Co-executive Director of the Interfaith Mediation Centre in Kaduna, Nigeria, a faith-based non-governmental organisation he co-founded in 1995, working to end violent clashes between Christians and Muslims in Nigeria. His work has spread beyond Nigeria to Ghana, Burundi, Chad and Kenya, among some other countries in Africa, and he has featured in documentary films promoting forgiveness and reconciliation. Imam Ashafa's work has earned him numerous honours and awards. Imam Ashafa took an active role in several  documentary films, like Belief, a seven-part documentary series hosted by Oprah Winfrey. Iman Ashafa is the Ambassador of the Golden Rule of the United Religions Initiative (URI) and presently an Advisor on the Community Initiatives to Promote Peace (CIPP) programme, a USAID funded project under the lead of the Mercy Corps. He is recognized as one of the 500 Islamic influential figures around the world for his efforts in development in line with his peacebuilding efforts across the globe.

 

Muna Ismail

DR MUNA ISMAIL, Programme Manager Refugees as Re-Builders™, IofC UK

Dr Muna Ismail is the Programme Manager of IofC UK's Refugees as Re-Builders™. Refugees as Rebuilders is a British capacity-building training programme, accredited by UK training authorities, which provides innovative learning opportunities for settled refugees. 

 

 

 

RICHARD WERLY, Journalist - France & Europe correspondant for Blick

Richard Werly is the France and Europe correspondent for Blick, Switzerland's largest newspaper. He appears frequently in TV news programmes in France and Switzerland, and has been awarded the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Republic. He is also senior strategic advisor to the Swiss Diplo Foundation, which aims to improve global governance and international policy development, especially by increasing the power of small and developing states to influence their own futures.

 

 

Mark Goyler

MARK GOYDER, Founder Director of Tomorrow’s Company

Marc Goyder is the Founder and Director of Tomorrow's Company, a London-based think-tank focusing on rediscovering the human purposes of business.

 

 

 

 

FARAI MAGUWU

FARAI MAGUWU, Executive Director, Centre for Natural Resource Governance, Zimbabwe

Farai Maguwu founded the Centre for Natural Resource Governance to improve governance of natural resources in Zimbabwe. He has done extensive research and documentation on human rights abuses and illicit trade in diamonds. In 2011 Human Rights Watch honoured him with the Alison Des Forges Award for Extraordinary Activism.

 

 

 

WORKSTREAMS

Each participant is invited to select and follow one of the three workstreams for the duration of the forum with two dedicated workshops per day. Plenaries, community groups, the evening programme and other activities bring all participants together.

About the Workstream

Healthy democracy relies on robust relationships, yet lingering wounds from the past often obstruct progress, affecting multiple aspects of life. This workstream delves into the imperative of healing broken relationships and fostering forgiveness and restitution.

New energy, vision and calling can emerge from each step taken to repair a relationship. Trust can grow again, and with it the cooperation needed to answer the challenges we face from the personal to the global.

We will hear from outstanding peacemakers and explore the approaches, skills and tools needed to heal the wounds of the past – and the present.

 

Target Audience

This workstream is particularly relevant for anyone active in conflict resolution and peacebuilding as well as students and their faculties focused on conflict resolution, peacebuilding and international relations.

 

Objectives of this Workstream

Through the IofC experiential approaches of storytelling, sharing and reflection, this workstream is designed to inspire, equip, and connect participants: inspiring them through interactions with outstanding peacemakers, equipping them with knowledge shared by both speakers and participants, and fostering connections through the exchange of experiences and approaches among peers.

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Engage with grass-roots peacemakers and learn from their approaches, skills and tools.
  • Reflect on personal experiences of healing past and recent wounds.
  • Reflect on present needs for healing in and around them.
  • Expand understanding of ‘forgiveness’ and ‘restitution’ and their critical importance.
  • Reflect on why healing relationships is fundamental to a healthy democratic life at all levels.

 

Provisional Workstream Programme

Each afternoon there will be 2 x 75-minute workshops. In the first session, presenters will share their experiences and the initiatives for reconciliation that they have taken in a wide variety of contexts, followed by questions and answers.

In the second session, participants will have the opportunity to discuss in small groups their take-aways from the first session, present their own peacemaking initiatives, reflect on next steps, and share their learnings with the whole group.

The presenters will be present for consultation throughout the whole Forum.

 

SPEAKERS

Workshop 1

PETER SHAMBROOK, Independant Scholar & Historical Consultant, Balfour Project

Peter Shambrook is an independent scholar and historical consultant to the Balfour Project, which works to advance equal rights for all in Palestine/Israel. He holds a PhD in modern Middle Eastern history from the University of Cambridge. Author of French Imperialism in Syria, 1927-1936 and Policy of Deceit. Britain and Palestine, 1914-1939  He lives in Durham, UK.

 

 

 

ASSAAD CHAFTARI, Founder of Fighters for Peace

Assaad Chaftari from Lebanon took an active part in the Lebanese civil war where he worked in the security and intelligence services of the Christian Lebanese Forces (LF). In 1985 he co-negotiated the Tripartite Agreement on behalf of the LF and co-created the WAED - National Secular Democratic party in 1990. When he met Initiatives of Change, he experienced a change of heart and wrote a public letter of repentance and apology to his victims in February 2000. In 2012 he co-created Fighters for Peace, an NGO of ex-civil war fighters from all denominations working together for civil peace, healing and immunising against violence. In 2016 he wrote an autobiography with the title The truth even with a trembling voice. Assaad has a long experience in public speaking, training and organising dialogues, conferences and mediation. Since 2016 he is a member of the Global Peace Builders Network. He is also a council member of Initiatives of Change International.

 

Workshop 2

Jo Berry 2024

JO BERRY, Founder of Building Bridges for Peace and Public Speaker

Jo Berry, an inspiring speaker and founder of the charity Building Bridges for Peace, emerged from a profound personal tragedy to become a global advocate for reconciliation. In 1984, her father fell victim to an IRA bomb, igniting a journey that led her to engage with the ex-combatant who planted the bomb, Patrick Magee. Their unprecedented relationship, documented in the BBC's "Facing the Enemy" and featured in films like "Beyond Right and Wrong" and "The Bomb," encapsulates Jo's belief in unbounded empathy as the key to transforming conflict. Jo's impactful message of hope resonates in international conferences and seminars on reconciliation, conflict resolution, and sustainable peace. She has shared her insights worldwide, from Lebanon to South Korea, contributing to panels, radio, and TV discussions. Her work has become a vital resource in peace studies and conflict transformation education globally. As a TEDx speaker and Visiting Fellow at the University of Nottingham, Jo's influence extends beyond speeches. She has crafted workshops on conflict resolution, difficult conversations, and navigating uncertainty, both in-person and virtually. Jo Berry's journey exemplifies the power of empathy in overcoming deep divisions and fostering understanding.

Patrick Magee 2024

DR PATRICK MAGEE, Author and Public Speaker

Dr Patrick Magee was released from prison in 1999 under the terms of the Good Friday Agreement. Shortly after his release, he completed a PhD examining the representation of Irish Republicans in ‘Troubles’ fiction. For 27 years he was a committed member of the IRA. In November 2000 he agreed to meet Jo Berry, whose father had been killed along with four others in the IRA’s attack on the Grand Hotel, Brighton in 1984. Since then they have met on more than 200 occasions, in Ireland, the UK and overseas. Although Pat carries the burden of knowing he had caused Jo profound hurt, they continue to explore their common humanity, recognising that war robs combatants of what it is to be human, of an essential capacity to empathise and to see the world through the eyes of others. Patrick Magee's memoir 'Where Grieving Begins - Building Bridges after the Brighton Bomb' was published by Pluto Press in 2021. 

 

Workshop 3

REV DR. JAMES MOVEL WUYE, Pentecoastal Pastor and Co-Executive Directorof the Interfaith Mediation Centre Kaduna, Nigeria

Rev Dr. James Movel Wuye is a Pentecostal Pastor with Assemblies of God Northern Nigeria (AGNN), and Co-Executive Director of the Interfaith Mediation Centre in Kaduna, Nigeria. During the 1980s and 1990s he was involved in Christian activities targeted at protecting the Church from ethno-religious violence. He served in various committees for peace and reconciliation in Kaduna State, national and international level and was a member of the African Union (AU) Interfaith Committee. He is Assistant District Superintendent of the Assemblies of God Northern Nigeria (AGNN), Secretary-General of the North-Western States of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), and also a member of the National Executive Council of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). His peacebuilding effort has earned him numerous awards, including the Peace Activist Award of the Tanenbaum Center of Interreligious Understanding. He is the subject of several documentary films, like The Imam and the Pastor; a moving story of forgiveness and a case-study of a successful grass-roots initiative to rebuild communities torn apart by conflict.

 

Iman Ashafa

IMAM DR. MUHAMMAD NURAYN ASHAFACo-Executive Directorof the Interfaith Mediation Centre Kaduna, Nigeria

Imam Dr. Muhammad Nurayn Ashafa is the Co-executive Director of the Interfaith Mediation Centre in Kaduna, Nigeria, a faith-based non-governmental organisation he co-founded in 1995, working to end violent clashes between Christians and Muslims in Nigeria. His work has spread beyond Nigeria to Ghana, Burundi, Chad and Kenya, among some other countries in Africa, and he has featured in documentary films promoting forgiveness and reconciliation. Imam Ashafa's work has earned him numerous honours and awards. Imam Ashafa took an active role in several  documentary films, like Belief, a seven-part documentary series hosted by Oprah Winfrey. Iman Ashafa is the Ambassador of the Golden Rule of the United Religions Initiative (URI) and presently an Advisor on the Community Initiatives to Promote Peace (CIPP) programme, a USAID funded project under the lead of the Mercy Corps. He is recognized as one of the 500 Islamic influential figures around the world for his efforts in development in line with his peacebuilding efforts across the globe.

 

Please note that these workstreams are still subject to change. Stay tuned for the detailed programme coming soon.

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WORKSTREAM COORDINATORS

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PETER RIDDELL, Convenor Agenda for Reconciliation, Initiatives of Change UK

Peter Riddell (UK) is Convenor of Initiatives of Change UK’s Agenda for Reconciliation programme which supports refugees who wish to contribute to rebuilding their countries of origin. He has spent several decades with IofC organizing trustbuilding programmes between people of different faiths based on shared moral and spiritual values, in particular with people who have suffered due to Britain’s imperial legacy. He is a founder member of several organizations including British-Arab Exchanges and the Balfour Project.

 

 

Amina Dikedi

AMINA DIKEDI-AJAKAIVE, Creators of Peace

Amina Dikedi-Ajakaiye (Nigeria/UK) has been actively involved in the work of the Initiatives of Change (IofC) since 1982. Originally a teacher, Amina decided to change her profession and run a fashion business in Lagos. While involved in her profession, Amina remained involved with IofC volunteer work. In 2000, as a member of the IofC International Coordination Group, Amina and others ran international pan-African ethical leadership programmes across Africa. In 2013, Amina was contracted as Project Leader to support the South Sudan Initiative for Peace and National Reconciliation. From 1994 to 2013 Amina served as International Coordinator to the Creators of Peace (CoP).  She has been a Board member of IofC Nigeria since 2012 and a member of the IofC African Coordination Group (ACG) 2007 – 2010. She has worked with the Agenda for Reconciliation programme for over 10 years, served as convenor of the ACG and was President of Creators of Peace International. Through her work and her caring approach, Amina has earned the respect, trust and friendship of a large network of individuals throughout Africa and many countries beyond, from Presidents, and politicians, senior civil servants, traditional leaders, educators, business people and ordinary citizens.

 

Daya Bhaghwandas

DAYA BHAGWANDAS, Social Entrepreneur, Neuro Educator and Yoga Master

Daya Bhagwandas is a professional who works in the field of neuro sciences and brain development, focusing on schools and education.  A passionate social entrepreneur, her approach focuses on transformation linking brain development and achieving human potential. She started her professional work as a speech pathologist, which triggered her interest in brain sciences.  In Australia she headed up Gymbaroo as its Assistant Director, the country’s largest Early Childhood Development network with 65 centres. Daya is a member of the Board of Directors of Initiatives of Change, Australia. 

 

A workstream hosted by Initiatives of Change and the UN Human Rights Office

 

About the Workstream

This workstream will focus on how we can enable our economies to flourish and create just, inclusive societies. Democracy is untenable amidst abject poverty, and it is easily undermined amidst extremes of rich and poor.

As well as productivity and financial sustainability, our economic frameworks need to prioritize human rights, social justice and sustainable development within our countries and in our dealings with others. Progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals will enable democracy to grow in countries where at present it is weak or non-existent.

Initiatives of Change and the UN Human Rights Office are devoted to this progress. Initiatives of Change focuses on the integrity and cooperation in government, business, industry and agriculture which enables a thriving economy. The Human Rights Office works for laws which ensure that the wealth generated is equitably distributed. Each approach complements the other.

This workstream will hear from people of expertise and experience who are grappling with these challenges. Topics covered will include:

Strengthening developing economies

Democracy flourishes on a just and equitable economic base. This session will examine how people in wealthy nations can strengthen economies in the developing world, and confront exploitation in both.

Mark Goyler

MARK GOYDER, Founder Director of Tomorrow’s Company

Marc Goyder is the Founder and Director of Tomorrow's Company, a London-based think-tank focusing on rediscovering the human purposes of business.

 

 

 

 

Defeating corruption

Corruption undermines democracy. This session will hear of initiatives in Asia, Africa and Europe which have proved effective against corrupt practices. It will explore how these approaches and others could be applied to confront current corruption.

FARAI MAGUWU

FARAI MAGUWU, Executive Director, Centre for Natural Resource Governance, Zimbabwe

Farai Maguwu founded the Centre for Natural Resource Governance to improve governance of natural resources in Zimbabwe. He has done extensive research and documentation on human rights abuses and illicit trade in diamonds. In 2011 Human Rights Watch honoured him with the Alison Des Forges Award for Extraordinary Activism.

 

 

 

Developing a media of integrity

Democracy depends on media which tells the truth. Journalists and others who are devoted to developing a media of integrity will outline the challenges, and will discuss how media consumers can help.

RICHARD WERLY, Journalist

Richard Werly is the France and Europe correspondent for Blick, Switzerland's largest newspaper. He appears frequently in TV news programmes in France and Switzerland, and has been awarded the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Republic. He is also senior strategic advisor to the Swiss Diplo Foundation, which aims to improve global governance and international policy development, especially by increasing the power of small and developing states to influence their own futures.

 

 

Making the most of immigration

Conflict, poverty and climate change are forcing millions to flee their countries. This session will discuss how they can be enabled to contribute to their host countries, and learn skills which can help their homelands thrive when they are able to return.

Muna Ismail

DR MUNA ISMAIL, Programme Manager Refugees as Re-Builders™, IofC UK

Dr Muna Ismail is the Programme Manager of IofC UK's Refugees as Re-Builders™. Refugees as Rebuilders is a British capacity-building training programme, accredited by UK training authorities, which provides innovative learning opportunities for settled refugees. 

 

 

 

 

Defending democracies under attack

Some nations are under attack with the aim of destroying their existence as democracies. We will hear from people in Ukraine and other conflict situations who are working to maintain a functioning society and economy. The workstream will explore how to support them.
 

Plenary: People-centred economics

This plenary will hear from people developing economic ventures which contribute to creating a planet on which everyone can have a decent life while keeping within ecological limits. It will offer all a chance to understand the challenge and start to discover how they can contribute too.

 

Speakers

Nada Al Nashif

NADA AL-NASHIF, United Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights

Appointed United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights effective February 2020, Nada Al-Nashif has over 30 years of experience within the United Nations as an economist and development practitioner. Previously, Ms. Al-Nashif served as Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences at UNESCO (Paris), as Assistant Director-General & Regional Director of the International Labour Organization's Regional Office for Arab States (Beirut) and at the United Nations Development Programme in various headquarters (New York) and field assignments. She holds a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Balliol, Oxford University and a Master's in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School, Harvard University.

Please note that these workstreams are still subject to change. Stay tuned for the detailed programme coming soon.

 

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WORKSTREAM COORDINATORS

John Bond

JOHN BOND, Journalist & Author, Initiatives of Change

John Bond lives in Oxford, England, and has worked with Initiatives of Change in over 30 countries. For five years he coordinated the Caux Forum for Human Security. Previously he was the Secretary of Australia’s National Sorry Day Committee, which enlisted a million Australians in initiatives to overcome the harm done to Aboriginal Australians by cruel and misguided past policies. For this he was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia. He is also a writer. His most-recent book, a biography of Professor Jerzy Zubrzycki, known as 'the father of Australian multiculturalism', has been published in English and Polish.

 

Sarah Noble

SARAH NOBLE, Head of Global Engagement, Caux Initiatives of Change Foundation

Sarah Noble is the Head of Global Engagement at the Caux Initiatives of Change Foundation. She is passionate about showcasing people's stories about how we build peace with each other and the planet. She brings with her more than 20 years of experience and has held leadership positions at international organisations focused on peacebuilding, humanitarian issues, and independent media. Sarah is co-founder and curator of the Peace Talks at Interpeace and also served as Director of External Relations at The New Humanitarian, a non-profit newsroom that puts quality, independent journalism at the service of the millions of people affected by humanitarian crises around the world. In her TEDx talk, Storytelling is Our Real-Life Superpower, she invites us to embrace this ability to take on the existential issues of our time and create a better future.

 

 

Workstream 2: People-centred Economics

About the Workstream

The social tensions in our societies have their root causes in violations of human rights, discrimination and poverty. These factors have repeatedly been the focus of the Conference of INGOs at the Council of Europe, where Initiatives of Change holds Participatory Status. These challenging situations can be addressed by dialogue, which enables all parties to collaborate in finding mutually acceptable solutions, and to share responsibility for their implementation.

This workstream draws on the INGO Dialogue Methodology.  This enables all stakeholders to respond to a blocked or polarized situation that requires sustained and carefully thought-through approaches.

It builds social cohesion, good democratic governance and a human rights-based approach to diversity issues.

 

Target Audience

This workstream invites changemakers wishing to bring constructive change in a challenging situation that they care about and wanting an enabling experience leading to action.
 

Objectives of this Workstream

This workstream is designed to enable each participant to leave with a guide to action according to their own sense of need and commitment, enriched by three afternoons of learning from each other based on the matrix, “Identify your own course of action”. 

 

Workstream Programme

Each afternoon there will be two 90-minute workshops following the INGO Dialogue Methodology. Participants will engage in thematic presentations, small group conversations, personal reflection and story-telling, culminating in a summary sharing session.

The structure of the afternoon workshops comprises three key components aligned to the cross-cutting issues:

  • Exploring Cornerstones and Values for progress while avoiding double standards;
  • Unpacking the methodology of INGO Dialogues, harmonizing the inner and outer development;
  • Identifying your own course of action, recognizing that words and deeds matter.

The INGO Dialogue Toolkit booklet will be available upon arrival at the Caux Democracy Forum for those who register for this workstream.  Each of its eight elements ends with a set of Action Points, to be used in the situation when and where dialogues are being initiated. It also provides dialogue initiators with a variety of useful references and links.

Please note that these workstreams are still subject to change. Stay tuned for the detailed programme coming soon.

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WORKSTREAM COORDINATORS

Christoph Spreng

CHRISTOPH SPRENG, Advisor to the Standing Comittee CINGO

Christoph Spreng, Switzerland, has been representing Initiatives of Change at the Council of Europe since 2006 and in his role has been entrusted a large variety of specific assignments. He was Vice-President of CINGO until April 2024 and was asked to continue his work at CINGO as Advisor to the Standing Comittee. Christoph is also the coordinator of the INGO Dialogue Toolkit Hub. In June 2017 he was appointed INGO Special Advisor for Human Rights and Business and has been representing CINGO at the CoE North-South Centre since 2018.

At the occasion of 75th anniversary of the Council of Europe, Christoph Spreng has helped his colleagues to organise this 10th edition of World NGO Day as their contribution as representatives from and in Europe to a global event that wants to treasure the civic space and show its potential at a time when this space is so challenged.

 

Laurie Johnston

DR LAURIE JOHNSTON, Professor of Theology, Emmanuel College, Boston/USA

Dr Laurie Johnston is Professor of Theology at Emmanuel College in Boston where she teaches courses on social ethics. She is the author or editor of works on peacebuilding, reconciliation, and just war theory and most recently edited a journal issue on the thought of Jacques Maritain and contemporary challenges to democracy. She also serves as the Executive Vice President of the Sant'Egidio Foundation for Peace and Dialogue. She first visited Caux in 1999.

 

 

Workstream 3: Civil Society Fostering Dialogue

 

Workshop inspire

 

 

PARTNER ORGANISATIONS 

The organisation will leverage the expertise and diverse geographical and cultural backgrounds of members within the Initiatives of Change network, as well as strengthen and cultivate partnerships.

Partnership lies at the heart of the Caux Foundation's endeavors, with a commitment to fostering a collaborative and cooperative mindset that permeates Caux's culture, strategies, and operations.

The Geneva Diplomatic Club is recognised as the official Club of International Geneva by the Swiss Confederation, the Republic and Canton of Geneva, the City of Geneva and the United Nations Office at Geneva. Its mission is to bring the international community together, stimulate links and exchanges, and contribute to the development of relations with the host state. Its 850 members are representative of the diversity of players in International Geneva (diplomats, international civil servants, directors of non-governmental organisations, Swiss personalities and businessmen).

The Caux Initiatives of Change Foundation is a Swiss private charitable foundation with its center for dialogue, the Caux Palace, in Caux, above Montreux, Switzerland. The Caux Palace has become a historic venue bringing together a diverse range of people to address the world’s political, economic and societal challenges together. 

Caux Initiatives of Change mission is to provide a safe and privileged space to inspire, equip and connect individuals, groups and organisations from around the globe to engage effectively and innovatively in the promotion of trust, ethical leadership, sustainable living and human security. 

Initiatives of Change International is a voluntary, donation- and grant-funded nonprofit association of national legal bodies (national teams) and international programmes. Registered in Caux, Switzerland, they coordinate the world-wide Initiatives of Change people’s movement, uniting a community of people of diverse cultures and backgrounds, who are committed to the transformation of society through changes in human motives and behaviour, starting with their own.

Initiatives of Change International have special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the UN (ECOSOC), participatory status at the Council of Europe as well as a seat at the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

 

More information will be provided in the coming weeks

 

people, community, terrace, Caux Palace, sunset

 

Participation Rates

Full Package with accommodation from 15 -19 July, 2024, including the Opening Ceremony.

  • All inclusive | Accommodation in single occupancy room: CHF 660.-/person
  • All inclusive | Accommodation in shared occupancy room: CHF 540.-/person
  • Children from 6-14 | Accommodation shared with parents: CHF 280.-/person
  • Children from 0-5 | Accommodation shared with parents: CHF.- 0/person

 

Event Package without accommodation

Full event package but accommodation not included: CHF 320;-/person

 

Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony Caux Democracy Forum | Includes dinner and concert. No accommodation: CHF 70.-/person

If you wish to attend only the Opening Ceremony of the Caux Democracy Forum (including dinner & concert), please register with the separate registration form.

 

Solidarity Fund

We have created a fund aimed at fostering true diversity of participants by providing support to those from the Global South or those facing economic challenges. Every contribution helps and we appreciate any additional amount you are able to give when paying via the registration form.

 

Prices mentioned, for single or shared accommodation, include :

  • Accommodation in either shared or single room at the Caux Palace
  • Participation in the Caux Democracy Forum
  • Materials provided during the event
  • Interpretation service and technical equipment
  • Coffee and tea breaks as well as refreshments
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • VAT & City taxes

The package for participants without accommodation does not include breakfast nor the City Tax.

 

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE

The Caux Democracy Forum starts with the Opening Ceremony at the Caux Palace on Monday, 15 July at 16:00 CEST.

Attendees are asked to check in from 14:00pm on the 15 July. For participants who arrive early on 15 July and would like to drop off their luggage at the Caux Palace before official check-in times a luggage room will be available.

On the day of departure (15 July), the Forum will end after lunch. For organisational reasons and to prepare our spaces for other events will kindly request all participants to check out by 10:00 CEST on the day of departure and to leave the site by 14:00 CEST.

 

USEFUL INFORMATION

 

QUESTIONS?

For further information, please get in touch BY EMAIL.

 

REGISTER NOW UNTIL 3 JUNE

 

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Initiatives of Change (IofC) is a world-wide movement of people of diverse cultures and backgrounds, who are committed to the transformation of society through changes in human motives and behaviour, starting with their own. Many of the world’s problems – and their solutions – are rooted in human nature. Fear, hate, greed and indifference perpetuate injustice, poverty, conflict and environmental destruction. Yet it is also in human nature to be compassionate, courageous and creative. People can live the change they wish to see. Each person has something unique to contribute to building a just, peaceful and sustainable world. IofC focuses on the vital link between personal change and global change, and aims to inspire, support and equip people to play their part in building a better society.

At their centre for peacebuilding and dialogue, the Caux Palace, the Caux Initiatives of Change Foundation prioritizes environmental responsibility and is committed to conscious handling of CO2 emissions, ensuring a sustainable and eco-friendly experience.

We also uphold a zero-tolerance policy to foster a safe and respectful environment for all attendees, actively working to prevent and address any inappropriate behavior during our events.

 

 


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CAUX DEMOCRACY FORUM 2024 - PROGRAMME

Welcome at the Caux Democracy Forum in Caux (15 - 19 July 2024). 

Please note that the announced times are based on CEST time and that this programme might be subject to change.

You can find detailed information on the event and our speakers & artists here:

Opening Ceremony Caux Democracy Forum - 15 July 2024, 16:00 CEST

Full-residential Caux Democracy Forum - 15 - 19 July 2024

Download the daily schedule

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programme

Monday, 15 July

16:00 - 17:30
Caux Palace & Livestream

OPENING CEREMONY: Revitalising democracy - towards inclusive and peaceful societies across Europe and the world 

 

In collaboration with the Geneva Diplomatic Club, the opening ceremony of the Caux Democracy Forum will take place at the Caux Palace on 15 July at 16:00 CEST, followed by a reception and concert organised with the support of the Montreux Jazz Artists Foundation.

If you're not planning to attend the entire four-day residential forum, you can still register for the opening ceremony. To secure your place, we kindly ask you to fill out the online registration form.

  • Cost for Day Guests: CHF 70.-/person (including reception & concert). Please note that If you have registered for the full-residential forum (15 - 19 July) the Opening Ceremony is included in your package and that you don't have to register separately.

 

Programme

 

MUSIC 

 

WELCOME BY THE MASTER OF CEREMONY 

  • Ignacio Packer, Executive Director Caux Initiatives of Change Foundation

 

WELCOME ADDRESS

  • Jacqueline Coté, President Caux Initiatives of Change Foundation
  • Raymond Loretan, Chairman Geneva Diplomatic Club

 

A WELCOME FROM SWITZERLAND

Ambassador Thomas Guerber, Deputy State Secretary, Head of UN Division

 

MUSIC 

 

KEYNOTE

  • Nada Al-Nashif, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights

MUSIC 

 

KEYNOTE

  • Ambassador Andrius Krivas, Chair of the Committee of Ministers’ Deputies, Permanent Representative of Lithuania to the Council of Europe

 

MUSIC 

 

LIVING LIBRARY: VOICES OF THE MAP 

Three youth from three continents sharing testimonies of their day-to-day life and what democracy means for them

  • Maruee Pahuja (India), Expressive Arts Therapy Facilitator & Strategist, Visual Artist & Eye-care Practitioner
  • Jonas Truneh (UK), Project Development Officer at Triangle
  • Sidra Raslan (Syria), Logistics and Outreach Lead Creative Leadership

 

MUSIC

 

REFLECTIONS 

  • Prof. Rajmohan Gandhi, Historian, Biographer and former Member of India’s Parliament  

 

WHAT'S NEXT IN CAUX? 

  • Sarah Noble, Head of Global Engagement, Caux Initiatives of Change

 

MUSIC

 

More information on our speakers and artists

REGISTER AS A DAY GUEST (CHF 70.-)

17:30 - 18:00

REFRESHMENTS

17:30 - 21:30
Belle Epoque

EXPOSITION "Democracy - pictured by Patrick Chappatte" (cartoons)

18:00 - 18:45
Caux Palace Theatre

CONCERT by NOLA KIN

With the support of the Montreux Jazz Artists Foundation

19:00 - 20:00

RECEPTION: Buffet-style dinner

20:00 - 21:30

SUNSET NETWORKING & HISTORICAL GUIDED TOURS

 

  • Between 20:00 and 22:00: SUNSET NETWORKING (Sunset at 21:20). 
  • Between 20:00 - 21:15: Possibility for HISTORICAL GUIDED TOURS of the Caux Palace (mainly for guests of the Diplomatic Club)

Tuesday, 16 July

7:00 - 7:15
Promenade

GREETING THE DAY CEREMONY

With:

LEWIS CARDINAL, Leader of the Global Indigenous Dialogue

7:30 - 8:00
Main Hall

QUIET REFLECTION & SHARING

8:00 - 9:00
Dining Room

BREAKFAST

9:15 - 10:30
Main Hall

PLENARY: HEALING THE WOUNDS OF THE PAST - FORGIVENESS & RESTITUTION

 

Coordinators:

 

PETER RIDDELL, Convenor Agenda for Reconciliation, Initiatives of Change UK

AMINA DIKEDI-AJAKAIVE, Creators of Peace

DAYA BHAGWANDAS, Social Entrepreneur, Neuro Educator and Yoga Master

 

Speakers:

 

ASSAAD CHAFTARI, Founder of Fighters for Peace

PETER SHAMBROOK, Independant Scholar & Historical Consultant, Balfour Project

JO BERRY, Founder of Building Bridges for Peace and Public Speaker

DR PATRICK MAGEE, Author and Public Speaker

REV DR. JAMES MOVEL WUYE, Pentecoastal Pastor and Co-Executive Directorof the Interfaith Mediation Centre Kaduna, Nigeria

IMAM DR. MUHAMMAD NURAYN ASHAFA, Co-Executive Directorof the Interfaith Mediation Centre Kaduna, Nigeria

10:30 - 11:00

BREAK

11:00 - 12:15
Meeting Rooms (to be announced)

COMMUNITY GROUPS

12:30 - 13:30
Dining Room

LUNCH

13:30 - 14:30

FREE TIME

14:30 - 16:00
Meeting Rooms (to be announced)

WORKSHOPS & DIALOGUES

 

Healing the Wounds of the Past - Forgiveness & Restitution

WORKSHOP 1

With:

PETER SHAMBROOK, Independant Scholar & Historical Consultant, Balfour Project (UK)

 

 

People-centred Economics: Human Rights & Responsibilites

WORKSHOP 1: Strengthening developing economies

With:

MARK GOYDER, Founder Director of Tomorrow’s Company (UK)

 

 

Civil Society fostering Dialogue: From Polarization to Participation, A Guide to Action

Part 1

With:

CHRISTOPH SPRENG, Advisor to the Standing Comittee CINGO

DR LAURIE JOHNSTON, Professor of Theology, Emmanuel College, Boston/USA

16:00 - 17/00
Terrace

TEA AND COFFEE BREAK

17:00 - 18:30
Meeting Rooms (to be announced)

WORKSHOPS & DIALOGUES

 

Healing the Wounds of the Past - Forgiveness & Restitution

WORKSHOP 2

With:

ASSAAD CHAFTARI, Founder of Fighters for Peace (Lebanon)

 

People-centred Economics: Human Rights & Responsibilites

WORKSHOP 2: Developing a media of integrity

With:

RICHARD WERLY, Journalist (Switzerland)

 

Civil Society fostering Dialogue: From Polarization to Participation, A Guide to Action

Part 2

With:

CHRISTOPH SPRENG, Advisor to the Standing Comittee CINGO

DR LAURIE JOHNSTON, Professor of Theology, Emmanuel College, Boston/USA

18:30 - 19:30
Dining Room

EVENING MEAL

20:00 - 21:30
Main Hall

FILM NIGHT followed by a discussion with the protagonists and the director

Wednesday, 17 July

7:00 - 7:15
Promenade

GREETING THE DAY CEREMONY

With:

LEWIS CARDINAL, Leader of the Global Indigenous Dialogue

7:30 - 8:00
Main Hall

QUIET REFLECTION & SHARING

8:00 - 9:00
Dining Room

BREAKFAST

9:15 - 10:30
Main Hall

PLENARY: People-centred Economics - Human Rights & Responsibilities

 

Coordinators: 

 

JOHN BOND, Journalist & Author, Initiatives of Change

SARAH NOBLE, Head of Global Engagement, Caux Initiatives of Change Foundation

 

 

 

10:30 - 11:00

BREAK

11:00 - 12:15
Meeting Rooms (to be announced)

COMMUNITY GROUPS

12:30 - 13:30
Dining Room

LUNCH

13:30 - 14:30

FREE TIME

14:30 - 16:00
Meeting Rooms (to be announced)

WORKSHOPS & DIALOGUES

 

Healing the Wounds of the Past - Forgiveness & Restitution

WORKSHOP 1

With:

JO BERRY, Founder of Building Bridges for Peace and Public Speaker

DR PATRICK MAGEE, Author and Public Speaker

 

People-centred Economics: Human Rights & Responsibilites

WORKSHOP 1: Defeating Corruption

With:

FARAI MAGUWU, Executive Director, Centre for Natural Resource Governance, Zimbabwe

 

Civil Society fostering Dialogue: From Polarization to Participation, A Guide to Action

Part 3

With:

CHRISTOPH SPRENG, Advisor to the Standing Comittee CINGO

DR LAURIE JOHNSTON, Professor of Theology, Emmanuel College, Boston/USA

16:00 - 17:00
Terrace

TEA & COFFEE BREAK

17:00 - 18:30
Meeting Rooms (to be announced)

WORKSHOPS & DIALOGUES

 

Healing the Wounds of the Past - Forgiveness & Restitution

WORKSHOP 1 - to be continued

With:

JO BERRY, Founder of Building Bridges for Peace and Public Speaker

DR PATRICK MAGEE, Author and Public Speaker

 

People-centred Economics: Human Rights & Responsibilites

WORKSHOP 2: Making the most of immigration

With:

DR MUNA ISMAIL, Programme Manager Refugees as Re-Builders™, IofC UK

 

Civil Society fostering Dialogue: From Polarization to Participation, A Guide to Action

Part 4

With:

CHRISTOPH SPRENG, Advisor to the Standing Comittee CINGO

DR LAURIE JOHNSTON, Professor of Theology, Emmanuel College, Boston/USA

18:30 - 19:30
Dining Room

EVENING MEAL

20:00 - 21:30
Main Hall

CAUX CANDLELIGHT CONVERSATIONS

Thursday, 18 July

7:00 - 7:15
Promenade

GREETING THE DAY CEREMONY

With:

LEWIS CARDINAL, Leader of the Global Indigenous Dialogue

7:30 - 8:00
Main Hall

QUIET REFLECTION & SHARING

8:00 - 9:00
Dining Room

BREAKFAST

9:15 - 10:30
Main Hall

PLENARY: CIVIL SOCIETY FOSTERING DIALOGUE - FROM POLARIZATION TO PARTICIPATION, A GUIDE TO ACTION

 

Coordinators: 

 

CHRISTOPH SPRENG, Advisor to the Standing Comittee CINGO

DR LAURIE JOHNSTON, Professor of Theology, Emmanuel College, Boston/USA

 

 

 

10:30 - 11:00

BREAK

11:00 - 12:15
Meeting Rooms (to be announced)

COMMUNITY GROUPS

12:30 - 13:30
Dining Room

LUNCH

13:30 - 14:30

FREE TIME

14:30 - 16:00
Meeting Rooms (to be announced)

WORKSHOPS & DIALOGUES

 

Healing the Wounds of the Past - Forgiveness & Restitution

WORKSHOP 1 

With:

REV DR. JAMES MOVEL WUYE, Pentecoastal Pastor and Co-Executive Directorof the Interfaith Mediation Centre Kaduna, Nigeria

IMAM DR. MUHAMMAD NURAYN ASHAFA, Co-Executive Directorof the Interfaith Mediation Centre Kaduna, Nigeria

.

People-centred Economics: Human Rights & Responsibilites

WORKSHOP 1: Defending democracies under attack

 

Civil Society fostering Dialogue: From Polarization to Participation, A Guide to Action

Part 5

With:

CHRISTOPH SPRENG, Advisor to the Standing Comittee CINGO

DR LAURIE JOHNSTON, Professor of Theology, Emmanuel College, Boston/USA

16:00 - 17:00
Terrace

TEA & COFFEE BREAK

17:00 - 18:30
Meeting Rooms (to be announced)

WORKSHOPS & DIALOGUES

 

Healing the Wounds of the Past - Forgiveness & Restitution

WORKSHOP 1 - to be continued

With:

REV DR. JAMES MOVEL WUYE, Pentecoastal Pastor and Co-Executive Directorof the Interfaith Mediation Centre Kaduna, Nigeria

IMAM DR. MUHAMMAD NURAYN ASHAFA, Co-Executive Directorof the Interfaith Mediation Centre Kaduna, Nigeria

 

People-centred Economics: Human Rights & Responsibilites

WORKSHOP 2: To be announced

 

Civil Society fostering Dialogue: From Polarization to Participation, A Guide to Action

Part 6

With:

CHRISTOPH SPRENG, Advisor to the Standing Comittee CINGO

DR LAURIE JOHNSTON, Professor of Theology, Emmanuel College, Boston/USA

18:30 - 19:30
Dining Room

EVENING MEAL

20:00 - 21:30
Main Hall

CAUX TALENT NIGHT

Friday, 19 July

7:00 - 7:15
Promenade

GREETING THE DAY CEREMONY

With:

LEWIS CARDINAL, Leader of the Global Indigenous Dialogue

7:30 - 8:00
Main Hall

QUIET REFLECTION & SHARING

8:00 - 9:00
Dining Room

BREAKFAST

UNTIL 10:00 - 00:00

CHECK-OUT AT RECEPTION

On the day of departure, the forum will end after lunch. For organisational reasons and to prepare our spaces for other events, we kindly request all participants to check out of their rooms by 10:00 CEST on the day of departure and to leave the site by 14:00 CEST.

Please note that a luggage room will be at your disposal until your departure after lunch.

9:15 - 10:30
Main Hall

PLENARY:

10:30 - 11:00

BREAK

11:00 - 12:15
Main Hall

CLOSING CEREMONY

12:30 - 13:30
Dining Room

LUNCH

From 13:30 - 00:00

DEPARTURE

On the day of departure, the forum will end after lunch. For organisational reasons and to prepare the Caux Palace for the following event, we kindly request all participants to check out of their rooms by 10:00 CEST on the day of departure and to leave the site by 14:00 CEST.

Please note that a luggage room will be at your disposal until your departure after lunch.