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Every summer since 1991, twenty young students from around the world get together in Initiatives of Change's Mountain House to learn about conflict resolution. Through class sessions, sharing with their fellow students and participating in the Initiatives of Change conferences, the Caux Scholars learn how to welcome personal change in order to initiate a global change for peace.
The Caux Scholars Program is now accepting applications for this summer's course, which will run from July 6 - August 5, 2010. Click here to download application form.
The course will run from July 6th through August 5th. The four weeks will hold approximately forty hours of academic classes, six to seven hours per week of “Service for Leadership” practical work, a field trip to Geneva and full participation in the Caux Forum for Human Security.
The Caux Scholars Program focuses on the moral and spiritual dimensions of peacebuilding and on the relationship between individual transformation and change in the world. It offers students conflict analysis tools and resolution skills. Students have the opportunity to explore the role individuals can play in bringing healing and in building a future where peace, justice and individual freedom flourish. The course examines the personal, religious, social and cultural factors which create and sustain conflict, as well as how to deal with differences.
Conflict transformation and analysis, trauma healing and justice, leadership and culture will continue to be major learning components of the course. Environmental degradation, wounded memories, armed conflict and economic, cultural and religious factors are some of the main causes of human insecurity. For one week, Caux Scholars will have the chance to interact with peacebuilders and representatives from international organizations as they address these issues.
Now with 18 years of history, CSP has 320 alumni from 87 countries. Alumni are active in many areas of life—academics, politics, international organizations, grassroots initiatives.
The cost of the course is $3,000.
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The Caux Scholars Program
1625 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 601
Washington, DC 20036-2244
Who we are: 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.
Purpose: We work to inspire, equip and connect people to address world needs, starting with themselves, in the areas of trustbuilding, ethical leadership and sustainable living.
Omnia Marzouk, President, IofC International
'Nothing lasting can be built without a desire by people to live differently and exemplify the changes they want to see in society.'