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Wednesday, 01 October, 2014
Farai Maguwu

In July 2014, Farai Maguwu, Director of Zimbabwe's Centre for Natural Resource Governance, took part in the international IofC conference "Just Governance" which took place in Caux/Switzerland. He was interviewed by Professor Katherine Marshall of Georgetown University.

Wednesday, 13 August, 2014
(Photo by Scott A. Buchholz on Wikimedia Commons)

Initiatives of Change International has released a press statement about current world crises, signed by former Presidents Cornelio Sommaruga, Mohamed Sahnoun and Rajmohan Gandhi, as well as current President Omnia Marzouk and the whole International Council.

Friday, 11 July, 2014

It is often challenging to deal with a conflict, and even harder to have more than one to deal with. Elina Sarkisian is an Armenian descendent born in Syria and currently living in Toronto, Canada.

Friday, 11 April, 2014

Ken Noble from England recently visited the United States for the first time in 25 years. 'I am conscious that there is a lot of history between the two nations – some good and some not so good. A sense of history is important. It defines to a large extent who we are today. When we forget our place in history, we can easily be unreal about ourselves.'

Friday, 21 February, 2014
Rajmohan Gandhi

Watch a video message from Rajmohan Gandhi for peace in Ukraine

Saturday, 21 December, 2013

Rob Lancaster describes the different worlds of security in Australia and South Sudan and calls for a deeper self reflection and compassion.

Friday, 13 December, 2013
Sam Pono

Sam Pono from South Africa writes a farewell to Nelson Mandela, whose quality of life makes us believe that 'yes we can'.

Sunday, 08 December, 2013
Michael Henderson

At his treason trial 50 years ago Nelson Mandela told the court, ‘During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an idea which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.’

Tuesday, 15 October, 2013
Antoine Jaulmes

The recent terrorist attack in Nairobi poses the same riddle as 9/11: what did the terrorists want to achieve? No positive answer comes to mind. Antoine Jaulmes writes about the futility of violence and challenges policy makers to look at better ways of investing in security.

Sunday, 13 October, 2013

Now that I reflect back on my experience as a Caux Scholar I believe it was one of the most fulfilling and enriching experiences that I have ever had.

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