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This year's Nordic conference took place at Als in Denmark. Under the theme "living together across cultures", each day focused on one of three perspectives: in the family, between nations, in the local communities. Mahira Karim gives some highlights. For a full report, click here.
Nordic IofC gathering in Als, Denmark 2023.
Near the centre of Oslo is a large house which, since 1965, has been the centre for the work of Initiatives of Change.
Kinda Kreidi moved to Sweden from Syria in 2015. She writes about her visit to the UTSAV gathering at Asia Plateau, India, in January
Hassan Mohamud writes about his latest trip to Somalia, to support the Mudug-Peace Empowerment conference in Galkayo.
Kjersti Franzon, from Borlänge, Sweden, was one of those from the Nordic countries who participated in the UTSAV gathering at Asia Plateau, India, in January.
Sveinung Nygaard was one of seven from the Nordic countries who attended “UTSAV - a Festival of Hearts and Arts for the Future”, at the Initiatives of Change centre at Asia Plateau in Maharashtra, India. For a week in January, some 120 people from around the world gathered to reflect on the mission of IofC for the future. Sveinung offers a personal account of his experience at the gathering.
When the war broke out in Ukraine, Yuliia and Yana had to flee to Norway with their children. During a Ukrainian evening in the IofC Centre in Oslo, they share their thoughts on the future in Ukraine.