Seeking solutions and reconciliation—Caux, Switzerland

In recent weeks, more than two thousand people have crossed the threshold of Mountain House in Caux, Switzerland, to join in celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the establishment of Moral Re-Armament's international conference center there. This is where many informal alliances are cemented between people who want to find out what to do about the needs that confront them and their communities. "Joint responsibility in action" is how a South African delegate described it.

This year's jubilee conference is still in session in this beautiful gathering place overlooking Lake Geneva. Its theme is "Healing the Past, Forging the Future."

A jubilee brochure on the history and the achievements of the conference center sets the scene. "Today's world is brimming with promise," says the preface. "But contradictions abound. Everywhere people are crying out for an end to mindless violence ... for reconciliation, compassion, equality. We search for the soil in which such qualities can take root."

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