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Congrès international à Montréal du 21 au 24 août 2014 : « Et si la beauté pouvait sauver le monde ? Une alternative au mythe du progrès… ».
Lawrence Bloom is Chairman of Be Energy, a bioenergy company committed to serving planet, people and profit. Lawrence will tell the remarkable story of his journey and turning points in his professional life, from a successful commercial property developer in the City of London to a global environmental activist. He will speak about his spiritual background and his belief in the need for a shift in global business consciousness.
Monsignor Stefano Ottani, presbytery of a Catholic Church in Bologna, Italy, delivered a poignant message from the Church's social doctrine. Ottani pointed out the need to put the economy back in its rightful place. He reminded us that, etymologically, ‘profit’ means do (fit) for (pro), i.e. 'acting for the benefit of’. ‘Profit must therefore benefit people, it must serve them.’
As part of the School for Changemaker’s annual summer conference, 64 young people gathered from all across the UK and beyond at Liverpool Hope University to take part in an intensive, 3-day event entitled ‘Leading for Change’. Laura Noble, a participant, gives her personal account and impression of the 2014 conference.
Beyond Forgiving will be screened in Nottingham as part of the Week for Peace. The documentary is about Ginn Fourie and Letlapa Mphahlele and how they have risen beyond their pain. In 1993, during the apartheid era in South Africa, Letlapa, then director of operations for the military wing of the Pan-Africanist Congress, ordered reprisal massacres in response to the killing of black school children. Ginn lost her only daughter in one of these. She later forgave Letlapa.
Zooni Dash wrote this letter to the Naga newspapers, following a visit to the north east of India, and it was published in March 2014.
A reflection by Cornelio Sommaruga, honorary President of Initiatives of Change International and President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) from 1987-99, which he gave at one of the morning reflections at the Caux Dialogue on Land and Security, originally given in French.
On the evening of 18 July 2014, something unusual happened at Caux, the international conference centre of Initiatives of Change in Switzerland. A young, up and coming band of musicians, from inner city Manchester took centre stage to perform to an international audience.
Building trust in the heart of community
• Listen carefully and respectfully to each other and to the whole community