Town of Ma’loula,
north of Damascus, Syria (33°51’ N, 36°33’ E).
Syria illustrates the link between the world’s social and ecological crises. Water scarcity, induced by climate change and exacerbated by the privatization of agriculture, sent many thousands of small farmers and their families to the cities. Access to work and food was severely compromised. This social unrest fuelled the civil war.
The name “Forum” was chosen to reflect the emphasis on people and the belief that small group dialogue facilitates change.
Ways for people to reconnect with the energy of their deep hopes for a reconciled and thriving world
Paths towards greater freedom and authenticity through the sharing of personal experiences
A friendly space where people can feel heard, affirmed and empowered to think and act differently
A new and creative way of engaging on ecological and social justice issues at personal, communal and global levels.