After decades in which conflict has gradually reduced around the world, the tide has turned. Conflict is increasing.
This forum will focus on a fundamental cause of this trend: the broken relationships caused by unhealed wounds of the past – personal, national and international.
Join us on 17 - 22 JULY, 2023
in Caux Switzerland!
- REGISTRATIONS OPEN ON 31 MARCH -
Participants are asked to arrive between 2.00pm and 6.00pm on Monday 17 July for the welcome dinner followed by the introductory session. The forum will end at 12.00 midday on Saturday 22 July.
After the Second World War, thousands of Germans and French came together at Caux and helped their countries build an entirely new relationship. Ever since, Caux forums have reached out across the world, contributing to healing in many painful situations.
Healing can come. 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 huge environmental, economic and social challenges we face globally.
This forum will focus on the experiences of people from all continents and many cultures. It will offer an opportunity to learn from each other, and from quiet reflection amidst the beauty of Caux’s setting.
Through trainings, plenaries, workshops and dialogues, it aims to equip participants to contribute to peace and human security by fostering:
- A greater understanding of the impact of historical wounds
- Heightened skills in dialogue facilitation, conflict transformation, trauma awareness and story-sharing
- Learning from personal experiences of healing past wounds and building trust.
Interested? Let us know by clicking the RSVP button below and we will keep you informed about guest speakers, programme details, registration, etc.
The rates for participation are still being worked out, and will soon be announced.
We are raising $100,000 to subsidize the volunteers who will fulfill vital roles in the Forum, and bring the people, especially from conflict regions, whose participation will enable Caux to make its unique contribution to global wellbeing.
This is no small task, and we welcome all who can help towards this target.
Donations, however small, add up.
Whatever you can contribute will be well used and help us make the Forum a success.
Please use any of the quick links below to make a donation today!
UPDATE - Caux Forum 2023 Volunteer Opportunities
Starting 8 March 2023, the applications for Caux Forum 2023 related volunteer opportunities are temporarily on hold.
We have received over 130 applications and are extremely grateful to all who responded to our call for support so far. We are now taking time to process them and take the follow up steps.
Updated information about any remaining or new volunteer opportunities will be available soon on the website (this page and Volunteer pages), as well as through our regular communications. If you have not done it yet, please consider signing up for our weekly communications to stay informed: http://eepurl.com/gpC0-f
For further information, please get in touch by email at: HWP@iofc.org
Caux, high above Montreux overlooking the Lake of Geneva, is the site of the Swiss Initiatives of Change conference centre. Initiatives of Change International is hosting the Caux Forum in cooperation with Initiatives of Change Switzerland.