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24 October 2006
"Another world is possible" : World Social Forum founder Chico Whitaker to speak at WCC
World Social Forum (WSF) co-founder and 2006 Right Livelihood Award-winner Chico Whitaker from Brazil has something new and exciting to say about how a people-centred economic model can supplant the currently dominant neo-liberal global economic model.
Introducing his latest book, "Changer le monde: (nouveau) mode d’emploi" (Changing the world, [new] instructions for use), published in September in French, Spanish and Italian, Whitaker will speak at a
on 30 October 2006 at 12:30-14:00
at the Ecumenical Centre
150 route de Ferney, 1211 Geneva 2, Salles II & III, 1st floor
Responding to a current perception that the worldwide movement against neo-liberal economic globalization may be running out of steam, Whitaker in his new book reviews the history of this movement. What gradually emerges from this review of the search for economic alternatives are a number of promising strategies for really changing the world.
Where does hope lie? Rather than a master plan to revolutionize the planet from above, Whitaker puts his faith in the networking between the many groups and organizations who, in their practice, are targeting human benefit over financial profit, and marrying social to personal transformation.
Chico Whitaker's presentation will be in
Please confirm your presence at the tray-lunch in advance by e-mail or phone to:
Juan Michel,+41 22 791 6153 +41 79 507 6363
The World Council of Churches promotes Christian unity in faith, witness and service for a just and peaceful world. An ecumenical fellowship of churches founded in 1948, today the WCC brings together 349 Protestant, Orthodox, Anglican and other churches representing more than 560 million Christians in over 110 countries, and works cooperatively with the Roman Catholic Church. The WCC general secretary is Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, from the [Lutheran] Church of Norway. Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland.