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Hope in the Cities
'Segregation just isn't acceptable in any form any more. It harms all of us!'
Reasons for Hope conference in Liverpool, UK, focussed on healing history, the power of honest dialogue, and how the skills of asylum seekers and refugees could be used for the benefit of all.
José Carlos León Vargas from Mexico describes his first experience of Caux, as one of the interns who ensured the smooth running of the conference centre.
Representatives from communities from around the UK got together to discuss initiatives being undertaken to bring opportunities to deprived areas.
Ten years ago, Richmond, Virginia, caught the attention of the USA with its bold public acknowledgement of its painful history -a leading exporter of slaves to southern plantations for more than a century.
Petty vandalism was on the rise in our village, Bradley in Yorkshire. Teenagers hanging out on the street by our one village shop were becoming an increasing concern. Milk bottles were smashed and letterboxes were rattled. Bikes played ‘I dare you to hit me’ with cars.
Straight talking is a first step towards new attitudes and policies, discover Sandy and Caz Hore-Ruthven.
Richmond, Virginia, the former capital of the southern states, which seceded at the time of the American Civil War, has a chequered racial past. Today it is becoming known for the radical approach to racial dialogue pioneered by its residents, Karen Elliott Greisdorf reports.
'Honest conversation' at Nottingham's Partnership Council is a key to urban renewal, Michael Smith discovers:
Lawrence Fearon describes himself as a 'graduate of the streets'. He examines the issues behind social exclusion--and possible solutions.