Tag Archives: Crises polarization and radicalization
By daniel | Published: March 22, 2011
In the last few months, Germany has been caught up in an intense debate about the integration of Muslims in the country. Polls show that Germans increasingly see Islam as a foreign element that poses a threat to their style of life. In a policy brief for the Berlin series of the German Marshall Fund […]
By daniel | Published: February 24, 2011
Tariq Modood, Director of the University of Bristol Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship, has published his new book “Still Not Easy Being British: Struggles for a Multicultural Citizenship”. As a leading authority on these subjects within British academia, Modood describes the growth of Muslim political assertiveness in the context of rethinking multiculturalism […]
By daniel | Published: February 20, 2011
Cultural Infusion is a not-for-profit organisation that works in education, youth, communities and the arts to promote cultural harmony and well-being for a more cohesive and richer society. Cultural Infusion is dedicated to promoting equality, social justice and encouraging a broader understanding of culture across our community for the benefit of all. Over the past six years we have worked with diverse tools to enable the greatest number of people possible to experience vibrant cultural and inter-cultural arts and social initiatives.
By daniel | Published: February 11, 2011
Debates around migration are often fuelled by large-scale misconceptions both in North America and Europe. People need to be given a realistic sense of the scale of immigration in their country so that they can have a nuanced view toward immigration. According to a survey released on February 3rd Americans and Europeans both tend to […]
By daniel | Published: February 8, 2011
United Kingdom’s Prime Minister said on February 5th that State multiculturalism has failed and left young Muslims vulnerable to radicalization. Cameron reminded the necessary active participation of migrants in their communities. “A passively tolerant society… stands neutral between different values,” he said. “A genuinely liberal country does much more. It believes in certain values and […]
By daniel | Published: February 4, 2011
For his latest project the acclaimed photographer Joseph Rodriguez turned his lens on a group of young Muslims growing up in the city of Malmo, Sweden. Rodriguez attempts to find out why racial tensions are increasing in one of the most progressive countries in Europe. Rosengard in Malmo is symbolic of the divide between the […]
By aaronf | Published: February 4, 2011
Migration Institutions includes museums and other institutions promoting the public understanding of migration. The current trend in the development of migration museums, named differently worldwide, is an interesting phenomenon, as it may contribute to the creation of a new and multiple identity, at an individual and collective level. UNESCO and the IOM have decided to work together to promote exchange of information and experiences on the history of immigration and the memories of migrants, notably through helping to set up and develop museums in receiving countries. This kind of museum would, in particular, help collect, safeguard, highlight and make accessible to the general public certain elements relating to the history and culture of immigration, and to the process of integration of migrant communities.
By daniel | Published: February 3, 2011
Migrante-Middle East, an alliance of various Filipino migrant rights groups in the Middle East, strongly condemned the on-going crackdown on freedom of the Egyptian people and the violence used by some demonstrators. John Leonard Monterona, Migrante Middle East regional director said that in order to concretely express their solidarity with the Egyptians and other peace […]
By daniel | Published: January 25, 2011
About a dozen faith leaders warned on Monday that the proposed Utah Legislature’s immigration bills — especially Rep. Stephen Sandstrom’s enforcement-only measure — would create a climate of fear and division among communities. A letter signed by over 30 communities including state’s Catholic and Episcopalian bishops and the Lutheran bishop over the Rocky Mountain region, […]
By aaronf | Published: January 24, 2011
the Foundation Bertelsmann initiated in 2010 the project ”Eres joven, ¡triunfarás!,” – or in English ”Youth, you will succeed.” This project aims to promote integration of students with a migrant background; to raise awareness among youth and mainstream society about the importance of integration; and to work towards equal opportunities in the educational context.
By daniel | Published: January 24, 2011
By daniel | Published: January 18, 2011
A research directed by Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks, associate professor of management and organizations at Michigan’s Ross School of Business reveals that building inclusive environments in organizations and educational settings often face resistance by whites. Sanchez-Burks highlights that “in the face of the dramatic projected growth in demographic diversity, such failure could have severe economic, social and […]
By daniel | Published: December 12, 2010
Recession-battered European countries made cuts to their integration programs in 2009. These cuts have continued in 2010 exception made of Germany, only EU-country that has increased integration spending. In the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, the combination of recession and new policies are impacting on integration programs. The governing coallition in the United Kingdom has […]
By daniel | Published: December 7, 2010
Cities and mayors are at the front line of integration challenge, and active involvement of local governments in integration of migrants enables progress, innovation and development. Mayors’ experience in managing cultural diversity must feed into policy making at national level. The think tank City Mayors Foundation launched the 2010 World Mayor Project in the spring […]
By daniel | Published: December 3, 2010
Immigrants with legal status that have resided for at least five years in Spain will now be given the rights to vote in local elections beginning in 2011. This opportunity represents a historical milestone. For the first time ever, non-EU migrants will actively engage in the democratic process. Participation of migrants in policy-creation and decision-making […]
By daniel | Published: November 17, 2010
Rites of passage can be found in every culture. They can have biological or cultural roots. They constitute an important example of exclusion/inclusion, discrimination/integration processes. Understanding these rites contributes to deconstruct wrong perceptions about ethno-religious identities. “Rites of Passage as a means for interculturality” consisted on 20 workshops organized in welcoming classrooms of Luxemburg. Around 120 youth from 12 to 17 years old have raised their awareness on the issue, half of them with a migrant background from Cape Verde, Iraq, Afghanistan, Nepal, China or Kosovo. Workshops employed the methodology of diversity education.
By daniel | Published: November 12, 2010
The Canadian Council of Muslim Women believes that "Muslim women must develop their Muslim identity while being a part of and making a positive contribution to Canadian society, and that they must provide positive role models for Muslim youth." Several projects implemented by the CCMW include the "Being Canadian Muslim Women in the 21st Century" project that promotes leadership among Canadian Muslim women/girls and encourages then to fully participate in society; or their Muslim Youth Program (My Canada Project), a two-year project that aims at "developing a coordinated strategy that will provide opportunities for Muslim youth to strengthen their Canadian Muslim identities and increase their participation in the civic life of their communities."
By daniel | Published: November 4, 2010
The Association of Muslim Organizations of Geneva (l'Union des organisations musulmanes de Genève) organized an open house to advance dialogue within the Genevan society and discuss about people's concerns and questions regarding Islam and Muslim's presence in society. During the course of the "Islam in Geneva, let's talk. To dialogue is to share" day ("L’islam à Genève, parlons-en. Dialoguer c’est partager"), ten Muslim organizations invited visitors in seven different locations. Activities consisted of a series of discussions, conferences and expositions on the work carried out by these organizations. Space for conviviality was also provided.
By daniel | Published: November 4, 2010
Prestigious philosopher Jürgen Habermas, professor emeritus of philosophy at Goethe University in Frankfurt expresses his concerns about politicians that "can divert the social anxieties of their voters into ethnic aggression against still weaker social groups." Habermas believes that integration of Muslim Turkish migrants and their descendants has generally been a success in Germany. Although, in some economically depressed areas there is certainly a problem of isolation from mainstream society.
By daniel | Published: November 1, 2010
A news item from the Migration Policy Group features excerpts from a interview with Chancellor Angela Merkel, in which she points out that integration is an important task for German people facing immigration. Germans need to accept that immigration is changing the character of the country. Indeed, "mosques will be a more prominent part of [the] urban landscape than before.” Merkel reminded that the German constitution guarantees freedom of religion. Respect and tolerance can only be guaranteed if laws and all articles of the constitution are respected.
By daniel | Published: October 29, 2010
The University of Osnabrueck has launched a program that will train Muslim spiritual leaders to help Muslim communities to integrate. As Martina Blasberg-Kuhnke, vice-president of the University of Osnabrueck, states, “Imams play a pivotal role because they work with their communities, their religion and with society at large, so they have a public function (…) […]
By daniel | Published: October 28, 2010
This feature length documentary gets to the heart of the U.S. immigration system. After 18 years in America, Tony and Janina Wasilewski’s family is torn apart when Janina is deported back to Poland, taking their 6 year old son Brian with her. Set on the backdrop of the Chicago political scene, and featuring Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez at the heart of the immigration reform movement, this film follows the Wasilewski’s 3-year struggle to be reunited, as their Senator Barack Obama rises to the Presidency. With a fresh perspective on the immigration conversation, this film tells the untold human rights story of Post-9/11, that every undocumented immigrant in America faces today, with the power to open the conversation for change. The film is produced by Ruthless Films (Alma, Lipstick & Dynamite) in association with Kartemquin Films (PBS immigration series The New Americans, Hoop Dreams, In the Family). Anti-immigrant sentiment in the U.S. is rampant. It is often referenced as the new white supremacy movement. And while undocumented migrants contribute to the economy more that they ‘take’, they are the growing scapegoat of economic downturn.
By daniel | Published: October 13, 2010
Managing public perceptions through provision of illustrations and management of images play an essential role in the integration of migrants. Images have an impressive power in affecting collective subconscious. Images have invaded streets through advertising and livingrooms through television, the Internet and magazines. Campaign experts resort to suggestive images that cannot be ignored. Indeed, images […]
By aaronf | Published: September 28, 2010
The Strategy aims to ensure that a) All students experience an education that “respects the diversity of values, beliefs, languages and traditions in Irish society and is conducted in a spirit of partnership” and b) All education providers are assisted with ensuring that inclusion and integration within an intercultural learning environment become the norm. It is designed to be relevant to the full spectrum of education provisison, from ECCE to lifelong and further learning, due to the commonality of the findings of the sectoral consultations. The Strategy is firmly evidence based, so that it acknowledges existing good practice in Ireland and seeks to build on this to enhance the development of an intercultural, integrated and inclusive learning environment, based on an evolving attitude.
By aaronf | Published: August 30, 2010
The Western Australian Government has produced a practical guide to assist local governments improve their responsiveness to the increasingly diverse needs of communities in Western Australia. The ‘Implementing the Principles of Multiculturalism Locally’ was produced by the Office of Multicultural Interests, Department of Local Government. It is a practical tool to assist local governments to plan and deliver services that are inclusive of the needs of residents from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. The guide includes a Multicultural Planning Framework, explanation of terms and case studies highlighting the innovative multicultural programs and experiences of several Western Australian local governments.
By daniel | Published: August 17, 2010
The Ilminster-based charity Glade (UK) is running a project that aims to educate teenagers about global issues with the use of media and visual arts. Since May 2010, the group of youth has interviewed people from Poland, Afghanistan, Angola, Botswana and Sudan. They have asked the interviewees to share their experiences of what life was […]
By aaronf | Published: August 16, 2010
The MAII of the National League of Cities promotes civic engagement and naturalization among immigrant communities in cities throughout the U.S. Two program components promote immigrant integration: The NewCITYzen Naturalization Campaign focuses on highlighting the many benefits of naturalization – voting rights and beyond. Cities will have the opportunity to use the Campaign Toolkit to launch naturalization campaigns in their communities. The Campaign Toolkit is available to NLC member cities. The CITYzenship Community Initiative is designed to help city officials establish working relationships with immigrant communities and organizations.
By daniel | Published: July 23, 2010
UK’s Immigration Minister Damian Green has stated that banning the burka in UK would run against the conventions of a “tolerant and mutually respectful society.” In an interview to the Daily Telegraph, Green has presented the new government’s policies on immigration. They aim to control the migratory flows by changing the perception that migrants have […]
By daniel | Published: July 23, 2010
In 2008, more than 60 people were killed during anti-foreigner attacks in South Africa – foreigners being seen as competition for the scarce jobs available. In 2010, 1.5 million to 2 million Zimbabweans work and live in South Africa. After the end of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, many Zimbabweans flee the country […]
By Florence | Published: July 1, 2010
3rd Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (28-29 May 2010, Rio de Janeiro): a network of political and corporate leaders, civil society activists, youth, journalists, international organizations, and religious leaders convened and agreed on joint actions to combat prejudice and build the conditions for long-term peace. The working session Building Partnerships for the […]
By estellet | Published: June 30, 2010
This Swiss TV program examines different patterns of the integration of "New Swiss" migrants in their host country. Videos report successful models of social integration, such as a the story of a Kosovar refugee who became an award-winning cheesemonger, a video of a Migrant Serb of Bosnia who is now Lieutenant for the Swiss Army, a report on a social worker from Albanian background, dedicated to the integration of youth from the Balkans, an interview of a Tamil war refugee engaged in local politics or the successful example of a Chinese refugee who owns a fashion label in Zurich.
By estellet | Published: June 30, 2010
This New York Times article describes the role of migration in today’s world as the third wave of the Globalization. Jason DeParle highlights how a variety of political, economical and social issues and debates are actually linked to immigration. This recent “transnationalism” is due to several new factors: the real global reach of migration today, […]
By estellet | Published: June 23, 2010
The Gallup Coexist Index 2009, A Global Study of Interfaith Relations, found that North Americans are more likely to be tolerant or integrated than Europeans. The survey classifies respondents in 3 categories: those who are “isolated”, the “tolerant” who are respectful and open to other faiths and practices, and the “integrated” who feel respected by […]
By aaronf | Published: June 23, 2010
Engaging Diasporas for Developent (EDD) is a not-for-profit, political and religious independent organization. The mission of EDD is to promote a positive view of Diasporas towards stimulating an improved utilization of their capacity for the benefit of all.
By Con | Published: June 18, 2010
The MAV's Multicultural Policy Adviser position works with local government across the State of Victoria. It supports the capacity of local government to address cultural and linguistic diversity issues in service delivery and community relations. It also represents local government as a sector in forums with other levels of government and with (not for profit) community sector organizations.
By estellet | Published: June 9, 2010
According to a study released by the Migration Policy Institute called “The impact of immigrants in recession and economic expansion”, immigration improves employment, productivity and incomes in the U.S. Professor Giovanni Peri claims that the impact of immigration in the short term varies depending in the country economic health. According to Peri, “When an economy […]
By Florence | Published: June 8, 2010
This article retraces the experience in migrant integration made by Job Cohen, former Mayor of Amsterdam and candidate to the national elections, specifically in maintaining the dialog with Muslim immigrant communities.
By estellet | Published: June 7, 2010
The French Museum on History of Immigration (Cite Nationale de l’histoire de l’immigration, located in the Palais de la Porte Doree) examines the relation between soccer and immigration. This exhibition is launched at the occasion of the opening of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Alternatively described as a factor of rapprochement between cultures, as a […]
By aaronf | Published: June 2, 2010
Family services - rules of engagement While we draw alongside refugees to help them and their families settle successfully in Australia we do this by honouring and hearing their story as it is told. We respect the heritage of each individual, community and culture and believe that each person can harness his or her own resources. We accept that for him/her a fact is a fact and their perception is reality. The power of imparting information remains with them. In any individual or group process we work to empower by taking time to sit quietly and wait expectantly- this helps build safety, being open to hear about crisis in the refugee’s terms, being with without becoming overwhelmed by fear, not passing judgment, proceeding at the refugee’s pace, trusting, not asking too many...
By aaronf | Published: May 25, 2010
PLURAL+ provide young people with an effective platform to express themselves on key migration and diversity issues, and give them the opportunity to reinforce the belief of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) that youth are indeed powerful and creative agents of social change.
I cannot be safe when others around me aren’t, I cannot have peace, when others around me don’t. It is in my selfish interests to take the responsibility to work for a better world so all of us can co-exist in relative harmony. The world is changing quite rapidly, while conflicts continue to rage, a new dimension is emerging vividly and growing strongly every day. Indeed, the world is moving towards a new paradigm of “Co-existence” also known as “Pluralism”. Pluralism is nothing more than an adjustment in one’s attitude towards others; it is indeed respecting the otherness of other and accepting the Genetic (God) given uniqueness of each one of the seven billion of us. If we can learn to accept 7 billion unique thumb prints and understand the existence of 7 billion DNA compositions, then why not accept the uniqueness of 7 billion of us? If we world. My role as a peace maker is to mitigate conflicts and nurture goodwill...
It is the task of integration to recognize risks and potentials early and to lower barriers through adapted measures. In this context children of migrants need to be able to take ad-vantage of the early childhood education and coaching. The Federal Office for Migration and the Federal Commission for Migration have launched together the project "Fostering Integration during early childhood". The goal of the project is to help migrant parents and their children to better reach the services offered in early child-hood development. In addition, the intercultural qualifications of the persons running those services will be improved. In the period from 2009 to 2011 a total number of 56 innovative projects are supported through the integration funds of the Confederation...
The Swiss federal program, "Projets urbains" aids eleven chosen smaller and mid-size municipalities to take up the challenge of multicultural diversity of their communities. To reach this goal, specific measures are discussed with participation of the population and then put into practice. Projects are developed in the following fields: urban development, social work, housing, sports, discrimination and fostering integration. The federal support is not only of financial nature. A common platform allows for exchange of experiences among the various partners and municipalities. The federal agencies also coach the projects individually and offer professional help. The program runs over a pilot phase between 2008-2011. Depending on the results of the evaluation, the Federal Government will decide upon a follow-up of this program...
By aaronf | Published: May 20, 2010
The Living Library is a system whereby the ‘books’ of the library are individuals from different social or ethnic backgrounds and the ‘readers’ of the books are high school or university students. The event serves as a tool for opening dialogues between people, and in doing so provides an informal setting in which to ask questions and discuss stereotypes or prejudices. The IOM Mission in Ukraine has adopted and slightly modified the concept of “Living Library” from the model introduced by the Danish civil society organization “Stop the Violence” in 2000 (for more details please visit http://living-library.org/the-history.html). Using a 10 minute rotation system, ‘books’ and ‘readers’ get to know each other by sharing stories of their lives and informally exploring prejudices and stereotypes. The benefits of the adopted model are: the...
By estellet | Published: May 19, 2010
Immigration continues to be one of America's most polemic topics.
By aaronf | Published: May 18, 2010
Working with public urban spaces as its platform, migrantas aims to make visible the thoughts and feelings of those who have left their own country and now live in a new one. Mobility, migration and transculturality are not the exception in our world, but are instead becoming the rule. Nevertheless, migrant women and their experiences remain often invisible to the majority of our society. Migrantas works with issues of migration, identity and intercultural dialogue. Their work incorporates tools from the visual arts, graphic design and social sciences. Members of the collective (Marula Di Como, Florencia Young, Alejandra López, Irma Leinauer), mostly women who have themselves immigrated to Germany, develop the projects with other migrant women in a horizontal dialogue. Migrantas meets with migrant women in their own...
This research project on the Italian migration in Bahia examined the migration patterns over the last 70 years. It focused on three different periods (1950-1970, 1970-2000 and 2000-2010) that follow completely different motivations, caracteristics and even different ways of transportation. The research also focused also on Italian indigents in Bahia, a phenomenon that is not […]
In 2008 the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) funded Lutheran Community Care (LCC) New Settler Services to conduct an investigation into sustaining the settlement of Sudanese humanitarian entrants in Murray Bridge, a regional city in South Australia, Australia. Since 2001 Murray Bridge has attracted hundreds of humanitarian entrants from various ethnic backgrounds in search of employment. The intention of the local community is to retain these new settlers and encourage others to make their home in the town. The results of the project enabled planners and settlement workers to better understand the migratory patterns (circulatory and permanent) and motivations of humanitarian entrants to and from Murray Bridge; understand both the advantages and disadvantages of life...
"migraSEARCH" is the latest online-tool of the Austrian Integration Fund. The optimized Google search engine scans about 750 websites which cover relevant topics on integration and migration. The ÖIF migraSEARCH allows a more efficient and faster research and an elimination of spreading loss whilst providing more accurate results. To optimize the results one can also choose certain file-types and dates of publication...
Blanlieues D'Europe is a European wide network, a forum for investigating the fundamental human concerns and issues within Europe (alienation, exclusion, social divisiveness especially within urban neighbourhoods. As regards these issues, Arts has a vital role to perform. Acting as a european exchange platform, the network meetings enable Culture, Town Policies, Social Work, Town development and research professionals to meet together and to reflect in depth on the problems linked to their practices...
The Multicultural Association of Fredericton, NB, Canada has developed a very effective and successful youth program for recent immigrants and children of refugees. The program consists of several sub-programs: Rainbow of Cultures Summer Camp, children 6 to 16 take part in activities with both cultural and social themes. Diverse nationalities are matched by children from local families. Lasting friendships and communication and social skills are the outcomes. A homework club is offered in partnership with Frontier College for newcomer children and youth. A sport program is offered with the sport equipment provided and program registration provided if necessary. This program received funding from private sponsors and government. Many of our participants become sought for members of local teams. The MCAF Music program is also a...
By aaronf | Published: May 5, 2010
This community-based study looks at the settlement experiences of family immigrants in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. The importance of this study is in the opportunity to learn about settlement challenges newcomers face in smaller communities. This study helps to understand what changes need to be made in order to better serve and support their on-going transition. The best practices discovered as a result of this research are as follows: information and education about the diversity of cultural norms needs to be introduced to a community at every level to facilitate understanding and cooperation. Greater collaboration between organizations working with immigrants will help the integration process. The main reasons that retain newcomers are: affordability of basic life needs, accessibility and proximity to services (health care,...
By aaronf | Published: April 16, 2010
The purpose of this magazine is to make an objective, clear, and solution-oriented contribution to the discussion on migration, refugees, and integration. Focus on Integration is a media platform providing information about new projects, research, and initiatives for those working in the field of integration and migration. Focus on Integration is published quarterly for partners, NGOs, key communicators, employees, and others interested in the subject of integration. There are also special editions, such as the "European Funds" issue. Focus on Integration is an informational magazine aimed at the meeting users' needs: current reports on the ÖIF's plans and projects, experts, NGOs, and others working in the field of migration and integration can publish material on their projects and expertise, following the international and...
By aaronf | Published: April 16, 2010
The Bridging the Gap project, an initiative of the Australian Multicultural Foundation, is proudly supported by the Australian Government's National Action Plan funding program (more information here). Bridging the Gap addressed intergenerational issues and barriers between community elders and young Muslim men. The project aimed to reduce marginalisation by empowering young men and elders within their communities and the wider Australian community. The issue of disconnectedness between older and younger Muslim generations is a real issue that has been identified through National Action Plan (NAP) community consultations. The project encouraged the emergence of young Muslim men as leaders to be respected / accepted by their community and for the young leaders to become actively involved as...
By aaronf | Published: April 14, 2010
The Austrian Integration Fund (ÖIF) offers mobile integration support based at their integration centers and integration houses. Integration counselors regularly visit recognized refugees and people granted subsidiary protection in the communities in which they live. The integration counselors are local contacts for their clients and community residents. ÖIF mobile integration support provides concrete advantages for recognized refugees, people granted subsidiary protection, and communities. Mobile integration support is not a project, but rather an organizational concept of the integration centers and integration houses. Mobile support is currently being offered in Styria in the following areas: Judenburg, Leoben, Trofaiach, Eisenerz, Kapfenberg, Graz, Wagna and other select communities. The purpose of mobile support is to...
By aaronf | Published: March 30, 2010
The Intercultural cities pilot developed a model for integration of migrants/minorities based on the analysis of innovative practice of cities across Europe and exploring the notion of diversity advantage (diversity can be a resource, not a threat, if managed properly). The pilot designed, tested and validated a comprehensive methodology and a set of tools to enable local authorities to develop intercultural policies and strategies in partnership with civil society, professionals and public services. These tools include a Policy assessment grid which outlines the main elements of a strategic approach to intercultural integration (10 steps to an intercultural city strategy), puts forward questions and criteria for assessing city policy and governance “through the intercultural lens” and examples from cities across Europe. The
By aaronf | Published: March 30, 2010
In the past decade, the United Kingdom has seen a significant increase in the arrival of individuals seeking political asylum in the country. As a result, the Police like other statutory partners have had to respond and deal with an increase in incidents and a variety of additional concerns, complicated by both language and cultural barriers. It became apparent that individuals arriving to the UK had little knowledge of their rights and responsibilities, particularly with regard to sensitive quality of life issues such as; when experiencing racial abuse, when suffering forms of domestic violence responsibilities in respect of children and their safety (i.e. leaving young children in the care of slightly older siblings) and having knowledge of the legal implications of using motor vehicles. These areas were further complicated because of a reluctance to...
By aaronf | Published: March 26, 2010
CDS wants to contribute to a nation of communities. Through families, congregations, neighborhoods and friends, what will define Switzerland of tomorrow is how we come together as one today. In healthy communities, we feel safe, valued, welcome, happy. What makes a community vibrant also makes a vibrant nation. CDS wants to create these community values - their essential belief that we are all connected to each other and interdependent, that the Switzerland community includes everyone and leaves no one behind, that we care for each other and believe in shared responsibility and shared sacrifice, that we know everyone has inherent value and worth in the story. CDS wants to develop the campaign for community values a national coalition that will bring together over 360 grassroots community organizations that is...