Lillie A. Estes
“What are the things that impact people and prevent them from moving forward?” That is the question that has always interested Lillie Estes in her work for social justice.
Changing hearts and minds
More than 70 Americans from 12 states are expected to attend the Healing History: Overcoming Racism, Seeking Equity, Building Community conference in Caux, Switzerland. The US group will exchange experiences with many others from regions across the globe where unhealed racial history and discrimination are obstacles to building healthy communities.
Moving from polemics to dialogue
The DC Interfaith Network had an opportunity to hear from Hal Saunders, distinguished diplomat and founder of the Sustained Dialogue Campus Network, who talked about how to bring the human face to dialogue and move past polemics to true analysis and problem solving.
Shaken out of one's comfort zone
In Juba, we woke to the steady hum of a generator, the slow sweeping of a brush cleaning the patio of our small hotel and the chatter of Al Jazeera TV from that same patio. We had been invited to take part in an April conference in Juba that was to start a five-year journey of healing and reconciliation in South Sudan.
Hope in the Cities Council
Anjum A. Ali, Co-chair
Andrew C. Schoeneman, Co-Chair
Elnora H. Allen
Edward L. Ayers
Joel A. Blum
Donald T. Cowles
Robert G. Hetherington
Walter T. Kenney
J. L. McHale III
Frank F. Mountcastle, Jr.
Corey M. Nicholson
James D. Rorrer
Adria L. Scharf
Something is stirring in Memphis
Something is stirring in Memphis. Dr. Omnia Marzouk, president of IofC’s International Association, traveled to the United States in early April to attend the Church Health Center of Memphis’ Healthy Communities, Communities of Faith conference.
When majority becomes minority
When US Secretary of State John Kerry met with Egypt’s leaders he noted that the road to democracy is long: "I say with both humility and with a great deal of respect, that getting there requires a genuine give-and-take among Egypt's political leaders and civil society groups, just as we are continuing to struggle with that in our own country."
Three neighborhoods - one community?
Three distinct neighborhoods, adjacent to each other, with distrust between them based on historical events – could they become one community that honors their distinct boundaries? Hope in the Cities was invited by the Neighborhood Resource Center to lead a process for residents of the three neighborhoods.
Seeds of respecting diversity planted early
How many Americans know what some in the Muslim community in our country face? With 12 around the table, the DC-Interfaith Network had an up-close and personal encounter with Rabia Chaudry, an immigration lawyer of Pakistani origin, who poured forth statistics, experience and issues relating to the Muslim community in the US.
Reaching new heights, honoring our roots
The Caux Scholars Program is moving full speed ahead into its 21st year! We received over 50 applications from over 30 countries. The applicants ranged in age from 21 to 42 and hailed from countries as diverse as Syria, Kenya, Tajikistan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Sudan, Myanmar, and the US!