The Caux conferences are approaching, and the communications team still needs the help of volunteer translators! Do you want to contribute to an exciting movement seeking change and transformation, peace and reconciliation? Can you translate from English into French? From English into German? Do you have a few hours to spare this July? Please drop us a line ( if you can help!

The Caux Artists Program will present two performances of MURIEL: The World Walked Into Her Heart this summer in Caux, the Initiatives of Change (IofC) conference centre in Switzerland. 

Land degradation and desertification are one of the biggest challenges our world is facing. June 17th is this year's World Day to Combat Desertification. A projection, a conference and a debate on the theme will take place at the Maison de la Paix in Geneva. More info here.

The 2013 Annual Report is now available to read online or to download. Many local, regional and international actions of this extraordinary world network are celebrated in the Annual Report. The geographical spread of the work is striking, as is the range and diversity of initiatives. Their convergence around our focus areas of 'Trustbuilding', 'Ethical leadership' and 'Sustainable Living' are tangible and visible.

'Once upon a time they fought against each other: the Muslim Muhammad Ashafa and the Christian James Wuye. Then they founded together a centre for reconciliation.' In a February edition of the well-known German weekly 'Der Spiegel', the journalist Bartholomäus Grill published an article about the surprising story and impressive work of the two Nigerian peaceworkers Iman Ashafa and Pastor Wuye.

A new video on Caux, the international conference centre of Initiatives of Change in Switzerland, has just been released on YouTube! Check it out!

You live in Switzerland and would like to know "that place" up on the mountain? Come to Caux and discover the conference programme 2014 (6th + 29th July, 4th + 11th August)

Twenty years ago today – 22 May 1994 – General Joseph Lagu addressed a Moral Re-Armament Conference in Yaounde, Cameroon, under the title: ‘The struggle for justice without hatred’. His speech, strikingly relevant to today’s challenges, not only in his native South Sudan but also beyond, is reproduced in full below. Since leaving his post of Vice-President of Sudan in 1985, General Lagu has given much of his time to the reconciling work of Moral Re-Armament, now known as Initiatives of Change. This has included visits to 18 other countries.

Folker Mittag, who has been part of the Caux Initiatives for Business (CIB) since 2005, and his wife Monica, were the key speakers at a Pit Stop Event in Augsburg/Germany on 8 and 9 May.

The Heart of Effective Leadership (HEL) – Europe training programme will take place from Friday 19 September to Sunday 21 September 2014 at the Villa Maria seminar centre in Caux above Montreux, Switzerland.


26 December 2014 - 1 January 2015:

Winter conference 2014/15: For more information click here.


26 June - 1 July 2015

Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy

3 - 8 July 2015

Just Governance for Human Security

10 - 14 July 2015

Caux Dialogue for Land and Security

16 - 19 July 2015

Adressing Europe's Unfinished Business / International Peace-Builder's Forum

27 July - 2 August 2015

Children as Actors in Transforming Society

4 - 9 August 2015

Seeds of Inspiration

10 - 15 August 2015

Impact Initiatives of Change / Entrepreneurs, Pathfinders, Initiators and Change-makers