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For A Change Magazine: Volume 17 Number 01

Foundations for Freedom: ten years of an initiative to foster democratic values in Eastern and Central Europe

In this issue 10 years is celebrated in Eastern and Central Europe by an initiative to foster democratic values called 'Foundations for Freedom'. Ten years is also the time span that 'Honest Conversation' in Richmond/Virginia has taken place and through acknowledgement of its painful history a vision of reconciliation is being built. Other highlights in this issue are 'Lighting a lamp for the Earth', reporting on a cultural festival in India where the environment is colourfully celebrated by people from many indigenous groups. Also two personal journeys by an adventurous diabetic mountaineer and a Lebanese Christian who learnt to deal with people's prejudice.

'While we want the link to be of real benefit to Lesotho... we also see the link as necessary for Wales.'
The question on many lips, however, is why has it taken so long?
The Maori artistic director and entrepreneur Te Rangi Huata found his vocation, when he joined the musical 'Song of Asia.'
The city of Coventry in the English Midlands has had a long and honourable tradition in peace building.
The Italian mountaineer, Marco Peruffo, was eight he was diagnosed with diabetes. 'At 15, I caught the bug of rock climbing'.
I longed for the disciplined clear thinking mind that leads to a simple life.
Looking back on ten years of an initiative to foster democratic values in Eastern and Central Europe.
While in India I was surprised and disturbed to discover that I had a personal connection with the fate of the Naga people.
Lasting unity and good relations in an expanding Europe depend on us learning...
Being mistaken for a Muslim started Wadiaa Khoury, a Lebanese Christian, on a journey towards her fellow-countrypeople.
One institution which has remained unchanged over the last half century is the cake-shops of Acland Street, with their delectabl
Ten years ago, Richmond, Virginia, caught the attention of the USA with its bold public acknowledgement of its painful history.
Perhaps it's David Beckham, late of Manchester United, or Posh, his glamorous wife (formerly of the Spice Girls)...
Review of a delightful book that traces 'Englishness' back to the days before England existed.
Yet Wais, an ethnic Somali of Dutch nationality, was snapped up as a driver within three days of his arrival.
My heart is warmed at the recollection of my crippled hostess ambling off towards town because she had learned that I liked pepp
Former submarine commander Douglas Johnston believes that religion is 'the missing dimension of statecraft'. He tells his story
Does doing God's will mean losing your identity, asks Philip Boobbyer.
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