Call for nominations: Desmond Tutu Reconciliation Fellowship 2018

Call for nominations: Desmond Tutu Reconciliation Fellowship 2018

Global Reconciliation is calling for nominations for the 2018 Desmond Tutu Reconciliation Fellowship. Desmond Tutu's Reconciliation Fellowship is the premier award in the world recognising effective on-the-ground achievements in reconciliation. The 2018 theme of the fellowship is Environmental Care.

The relationship between human beings and the natural environment has always been dynamic. However, in recent times, this relationship has undergone a fundamental and unprecedented transformation. Much natural habitat has been destroyed which, together with other factors, has contributed to changes in macro and micro-climate systems. For the first time, human beings have acquired the capacity to not only to override natural processes but also disrupt or even substantially destroy much of the earth’s living environment. While the ultimate outcomes of these changes are uncertain, it is possible that the impact on human life, and the biosphere more generally, will be disastrous.

Charles Lane: Barabaig

Charles Lane: Barabaig

Dr Charles Lane, Desmond Tutu Reconciliation Fellowship Chair, has launched his beautiful book Barabaig: Life, Love and Death on Tanzania's Hanang Plains. This wonderful book was joyfully received by the Barabaig people and is now available for purchase around the world — for international orders click here

The Barabaig are a group of nomadic cattle herders located in north central Tanzania. In the 1980’s, Charles lived with the tribe for two years and this was the beginning of a life-long friendship.

If we are able to consider each other’s needs, there will be peace

If we are able to consider each other’s needs, there will be peace

Emmanuel Jal’s moving acceptance speech at the 2017 Desmond Tutu Reconciliation Fellowship presentation brought the crowd to its feet. Paris Aristotle AO, a tireless advocate for asylum seekers and refugees in Australia, presented Emmanuel with the award at the Melbourne Town Hall on 24 August for his extraordinary work in reconciliation around the world as a displaced person from South Sudan. During the ceremony, Emmanuel treated us to a special acapella performance of his hit single My Power, which is about the power all people have to make the world a better place.

Coming soon from Global Reconciliation: aidXchange

Coming soon from Global Reconciliation: aidXchange

aidXchange is an independent, not-for-profit online platform for humanitarian action for individuals and groups from around the world.

aidXchange aims to facilitate the development of active partnerships based on common interests, ideas, goals and values. Participants are matched with other participants based on their skills and needs, and are supported by a facilitator to develop and carry out projects based on mutually shared objectives. For more information or discussion, contact info@globalreconciliation.org