Nationally and globally we confront unprecedented challenges – the threat of runaway climate change, the largest number of refugees since the Second World War, widespread landlessness and economic inequalities, the growth of movements using extreme violence to achieve their aims.
Governments cannot cope on their own. We need a whole new level of citizen responsibility. Countries cannot cope on their own. We need a whole new level of global responsibility.
Many of us want to take responsibility, but we don’t know how. This dialogue will examine how we can each play our part in creating a quality of just society adequate to meet the challenges we face.
It will focus on the human attitudes which are at the root of these challenges – apathy, greed, blame, fear of taking responsibility. We will hear people from many countries who are finding new attitudes, and are overcoming corruption, transforming conflict and pioneering sustainable living.
The topics for dialogue will include:
How do we answer the addiction of greed, a crucial cause of corruption and inequality?
How can we offer those attracted to violence more effective ways to answer injustice?
How do we resist policies of exclusion towards refugees and the landless, and engender a readiness to share?
How can good governance impact the environmental issues of our times? Can resources be a community builder rather than the cause for the next war?
To read the Bios of some people who were at the Dialogue click here
To read the report for Day 1 : Inauguration
To read the report for Day 2 : Just Governance is not Just for Governments
To read the report for Day 3 : Addressing Attitudes of Exclusion - refugees, the marginalised, and the displaced
To read the report for Day 4 : Peace and Reconciliation - exploring innovative approaches
To read the report for Day 5 : Harvesting the Dialogue
Read the report of an Evening with Niketu Iralu, Ganesh Devy and Rajmohan Gandhi
Read the report of an Evening on Sri Lanka
For a report on the previous Dialogue on Just Governance that took place on the 24th to the 28th of February 2015 please read here.
For further information please contact the Secretariat.
To participate in the dialogue please fill up the application form
The Dialogue on Just Governance is run in collaboration with Just Governance for Human Security held in Caux, Switzerland. To read a report about the recent Dialogue held in July please see here.