Caux Initiatives for Business (CIB) encourages business leaders, young professionals, NGO representatives, trade unionists, experts and decision makers to work together to bridge the gap between the theory and practice of values - in personal conduct and in economic life.
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Peacemakers in Caux in 2009The Learning to Be a Peacemaker training programme aims to inspire young Muslims to become ambassadors and agents of peace. Spreading peace should be seen as a primary faith objective.
The course enables participants to explore what peacemaking means and what it entails. They journey through various aspects of the life of the Prophet and his peacemaking efforts.
The programme studies in detail the theological principles of peacemaking through the examination of Islamic texts and its contexts. The participants study carefully the characteristics of peacemakers and peacemaking and its effects on communities and the world. Most importantly, participants plan a practical project to demonstrate learning and their commitment to peacemaking. Participants undertake the project during the course or on their return home.
The programme has two parts:
Part 1: Peacemaking in Islam (20-26 July 2011)
Part 2: Learning to live in a multicultural world - diaspora and peacemaking in Europe (26-31 July 2011). Participation in a 5-day international conference on the contribution of diasporas to peacemaking, comprising interactive seminars, discussion groups and courses on skills and personal qualities necessary for peacemakers.