GREEN PHOENIX CONGRESS 2012 - Models for a Culture of Peace, Switzerland, 24-28 October 2012

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Connecting strategies and innovative models in urban and rural communities

A conference preparing for a system change for a global culture of peace

 

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We think that the needed changes in the world will happen through community models. In these models we test in real life conditions, under different circumstances and scales, solutions in the areas of living together, ecology, economy and spiritual consciousness.

Green Phoenix brings together community practitioners, experts, policy and decision makers, businesses and donors, as well as the general public.

Aims: We invite you cordially:

  • to share and investigate insights and practical tools for a synchronous system change in the four GREEN PHOENIX – theme circles: Living together, Ecology, Economy and Spiritual Consciousness,
  • to learn together from the experience in different community types and from innovative projects and to find ways for improvement.

This year we search for the specific relevance and function of different community types and how they can support each other. We distinguish between urban, rural and virtual communities as well as communities in crisis areas. 

MEETING THE NEEDS IN AN URBAN REALITY

More than half of the world’s population now lives in urban areas, including almost half the world’s children. How do just, safe, self-sustaining cities look like? Urban community models exist and will be shared at Green Phoenix 2012. We shall also conceive together a joint urban vision.

COHERENCE AND SUPPORT BETWEEN EXISTING COMMUNITIES

Our vision binds us together. We have made a conscious choice to live together, sharing our ecological, economical and spiritual questions, and to bring them to a wider attention. Representatives of such initiatives come and share their knowledge and meet others that have made the same commitments.

THE POWER OF VIRTUAL COMMUNITIES TO CHANGE THE WORLD

Social movements organised with the support of communication technologies, social media, as well as more access to the Internet and mobile telecommunications are an exciting new development of the global world. How can we use these tools to maximise our impact and achieve critical mass for global change?

CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION AND PEACEBUILDING IN CRISIS AREAS

Representatives from Brasil, Columbia, Kenya and Israel-Palestine communities share information about their specific contexts. Building a sustainable culture of peace is a big priority for them. What can we learn from them? How can we support them in their daily efforts for peace?

ADDING EXPERTISE 2012

This congress is the development from the congresses in 2010 and 2011. This year’s GREEN PHOENIX lectures will be centered around the following topics and more:

  • Applying System Theory to the impending overall system change
  • Spirituality and money. Mainstream and parallel system
  • How will a society change when its commons (air, water, food, earth, resources, etc.) are valued on all levels and managed to the benefit of all
  • Community, love and partnership in a peaceful culture

METHODOLOGY

Learning and sharing methods include plenum and group work, panels and circle discussions, world café, cultural and artistic contributions in order to feed our body, mind, soul and spirit.

INTER-GENERATIONAL AND GENDER AWARE DIALOGUE
The organising team is taking extra steps this year to ensure a large spectrum of diversity.

In the year of its 30th anniversary, the Center of Unity Schweibenalp is honoured to host the 3rd edition of Green Phoenix.

 

Congress fees:

Early bird fees (Payment until 1 August): CHF 150.-/person
Youth fee (until 30 years old): CHF 150.-/person
Full fee: CHF 250.-/person

Information on the congress: Corina Simon, corina.simon@schweibenalp.ch

Account details:

Berner Kantonalbank AG
Hauptstrasse 142
3855 Brienz
PC 30-106-9
Verein Green Phoenix
Schweibenalp, 3855 Brienz
Kto.-Nr.: 42767968265
IBAN CH 600 079 004 276 796 826 5
SWIFT: KBBECH22

Food and lodging:

At Schweibenalp: According to the room between CHF 85.- and CHF 110.- /night/person with full board in double or shared space. Half price for youth.

At Chemihütte Axalp or Brienz: Various prices slightly above. Daily transportation at additional cost.

Registration and information:
Center of Unity Schweibenalp
CH-3855 Brienz
Switzerland
Tel. +41 (0) 33 952 2000
Fax +41 (0) 33 952 2009
info@schweibenalp.ch
www.schweibenalp.ch

 

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