Cross-culturalism, dialog and multilingualism

31 August 2010 - Regional Activities - Asia
Reflection on the Asian Citizens Assembly: Our Commonalities and Shared Responsibilities

8 March 2010 - Regional Activities - Latin America
Education and Cultural Diversity: Lessons from Innovative Practices in Latin America

Regional Activities - Europe -
The Law and Cross-cultural Dynamics in Europe by Christoph EBERHARD, 8 March 2010

Meeting of the Cross-cultural Skills in the Social Services workgroup, Division of Research and Development in Social Cohesion, Council of Europe, February 17-18, 2009, Paris. We met: to launch a discussion on the legal frameworks that would: allow our societies to change toward a democratic management of cultural diversity, and help to integrate into the European institutions, (...)

Regional Activities - Europe -
Cross-cultural Listening and Dialog by Christoph EBERHARD, 1 March 2010

Here is a video excerpt of the interview (Montreal, August 10, 2009), “The myth of pluralism. A dialog with Robert Vachon" (former director of the Institut Interculturel de Montréal, founder and director of the magazine Interculture). In his life devoted to cross-cultural dialog and through his explorations in the Institut Interculturel de Montréal of the cultures of the world and the dialog (...)

Regional Activities - Europe -
The Law as a Mirror of Cultures. For Another Globalization. by Christoph EBERHARD, 1 March 2010

The second edition of the Christoph Eberhard’s book, Le droit au miroir des cultures. Pour une autre mondialisation (The Law as a Mirror of Cultures. For Another Globalization) has just been published with a preface by Etienne Le Roy. Presentation In this age of globalization, Law theoreticians and researchers in social sciences are increasingly questioning the adequacy of their tools for (...)

Regional Activities - Europe -
Publication of a diary and a book by Tsisso CHIPASHVILI, 21 February 2010

We have published a trilingual multi-annual diary (in Georgian, French, and Russian) made up of: the Charter text (in Georgian and in Russian) photos on the theme of the environment, proverbs, sayings, etc. (Georgian, Kurdish, Armenian, Russian, Azerbaijani, Ossetian, and Abkhazian) on responsibility, the environment, education, etc. The diaries have been distributed to different (...)

Regional Activities - Latin America -
News from the Charter in Bolivia by José Gerald Rodrigo Tórrez Jordán, 3 February 2009

We have published the first issue of a bimonthly newspaper called Qhapaq Ñan: Integrando comunidades al sur (- integrating communities in the South). This media becomes the base to diffuse and share the initiative of the Assembly and the Charter in the society as well as to become the way to reach a socially responsible, alive, daily and deep regional integration; to reach a frank discussion, (...)

A Cross-cultural and Multilingual Process -
Responsibility A common key-notion in a world of diversity by Edith SIZOO, 4 October 2008

South Asian Workshop : “Uniting in Responsibilities in a Culture of Rights” At the Centre for Gandhian Studies of Bangalore University 4-5-6 April 2008, Bangalore Position paper by Edith Sizoo (Coordinator International Committee for the Promotion of The Charter of Human Responsibilities) Contents: Cultural diversity of perceptions and practices "Duty" as distinct from "Responsibility” (...)

Intercultural Research Group -
Intercultural Research Group: Objectives and Output by Edith SIZOO, 24 June 2008

The objectives of the research project are: 1. To understand the ideas associated with "Responsibility" in the 11 languages / cultural contexts of the participants in the project 2. To identify consequences of these understandings for social practices in those cultural contexts 3. To find common elements unfolded in these understandings 4. To contribute to an intercultural dialogue (...)

Regional Activities - Southern Pacific -
News Item on Australian Government Apology to Aboriginal People by Betsan MARTIN, 13 May 2008

Summary Apology to Australian Aboriginal People part of a flow of Government Apologies in the Pacific Region, including to Samoan people, and to Mãori Tribes. Apologies are a recent response to support the reconciliation process. They are intended to heal past wrongs on the part of governments who have exercised state powers to destroy the cohesion of indigenous peoples, or suppress (...)

Regional Activities - Asia -
2007 - The CHR beyond India: International Conferences by Sudha REDDY, 13 March 2008

Networking and Linkages: 1. Sri Lanka: Sudha’s Sri Lankan trip along with John Stewart in February 07 was very meaningful and appropriate for raising ‘responsibility” though it was a very short trip. Dr. Nalin Swaris in Colombo was instrumental in contacting the right persons and institutions and taking us to all these people within such a short intimation of our plan. It was our participatory (...)

Regional Activities - Asia -
China-India Forum, a cross-cultural platform for dialogue , 12 September 2007

The China-India Forum is a platform for cross-cultural dialogue and action working towards a responsible, plural and harmonious society in the interest of both the countries. The China-India Forum recognizes that youth both as key agents and target groups have a unique and vital contribution in promoting a new paradigm of cultural diversity, cross-cultural dialogue and sustainable (...)

Intercultural Research Group -
Creative space - Facilitating a process of meeting interculturally by Edith SIZOO, 12 September 2006

Introduction - A possible approach (Basic ideas: The self as part of a whole, Unwrapping the cocoon, Specific within the universal, Exploring the way to joint action) - Facilitating a process : Creating creative space - Phases in the process (selection of a topic, selection of participants, first ’tour d’horizon’, second round, third round, the meeting - And finally: the (...)

Regional Activities - Latin America -
School of Multiversity - initiative activities 2006 by Carlos RIVERA, 30 June 2006

The idea to share knowledge and techniques is present in many experiences of self-managed training that fit in the concept of popular education, but what differentiates the school of multiversity to other initiatives? (the whole text is in Spanish only)

A multilingual and multicultural Charter : how to translate it? , 16 June 2006

How to proceed? How to publish? Intercultural glossary Those who commit themselves to translate the Charter of Human Responsibilities into their mother tongue are taking up an unusual challenge. They are supposed not to translate the text as literally as possible, but rather to convey its content and meaning in a way suitable to their own cultural context. Thus the idea is to create a text (...)

Intercultural Research Group -
Points of attention of the Intercultural Research Group , 8 May 2006

1. Dominant international discourse and cultural specificities We recognize that the starting point of the project is the wider context as set out above. As Christoph Eberhard (C.E.) has put it : "This project is part of the process of the "Charter of Human Responsibilities" and the ultimate objective of a "third pillar of international life" as a complement to the Universal Declaration of (...)

Intercultural Research Group -
International Research Group on Culture and Responsibility , 8 May 2006

Participants List

Intercultural Research Group -
Intercultural Research Group Project: Objectives and Methodology , 8 May 2006

Specific objectives Within the wider context described above, the specific objectives of the research project are to bring to the fore : 1. Specific understandings of the idea of Responsibility in the 10 languages / cultures of the participants in the project 2. Consequences of these understandings for social practices in those cultural contexts 3. Common elements unfolded in these (...)

Intercultural Research Group -
Cultures and Responsibility - Ethical Foundations and Social Practices by Edith SIZOO, 8 May 2006

Intercultural Research Group

Regional Activities - Southern Pacific -
Bibliography by Betsan MARTIN, 10 April 2006

Humphries, M.T. and Martin, B. (2005). Diversity Ethics: a compass pointing to relationality and reciprocity for navigating turbulent seas. The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management - In Print Martin, B. (2005) ‘Responsibility. Guardians of Life’ - Submitted for Yfeng Zhao’s edited publication on Responsibility. China. Martin, B; Humphries, M.; with Te Rangiita, (...)

Intercultural Research Group -
The challenge of intercultural dialogue by Edith SIZOO, 31 March 2006

In a period of increasing international communication - which by its very nature is intercultural - there is a tendency to use concepts which are supposed to be understood in the same way by communities rooted in a great variety of different histories and cultural contexts all over the world. This leads to numerous intercultural misunderstandings and (...)

Intercultural Research Group -
Cultural diversity of perceptions and practices by Edith SIZOO, 31 March 2006

It seems that a sense of responsibility (grounded in parenthood) is found among all groups of human beings. However, the way in which responsibility is assumed and accounted for is deeply embedded in each cultural context.

The concepts of Culture and Responsibility by Edith SIZOO, 31 March 2006

In this article we will focus in particular on the relationship between Cultures and Responsibility in connection with the new challenges humankind has to face. This requires to be clear about the two concepts.

Regional Activities - Europe -
New humanism and diversity of cultures by Ina Ranson, 1 July 2005

Conference-debate at the Academy of Sciences, 27th October 2004

A Cross-cultural and Multilingual Process -
Translating the Charter of Human Responsibilities from French to Wolof (Senegal), or the difficulty of translating the concept of responsibility into Wolof by Sidiki Abdoul DAFF, 10 April 2005

The job of translating the Charter was given to a group of Senegalese linguists who are national language specialists and/or promoters. Socially speaking, this group is made up of religious people (imams), national language reading and writing teachers and campaigners fighting for the use of national languages in the education system. They all master both forms of Wolof transcription: that (...)

Regional Activities - Asia -
Village Women Exercise their Understanding of the Charter Principles in the Local Self-government (Panchayat) Election by Sudha REDDY, 19 March 2005

Disseminating the principles of the Charter of Human Responsibilities has indeed been a challenging task, especially in the Indian context where the term ‘responsibility’ takes on different connotations. Our first hurdle was to rework the language and even modify it after discussion with groups of people. Here I am going to talk about how this was done with one group. That of democratic (...)

Intercultural Research Group -
Intercultural Glossary , 24 February 2005

Why an intercultural dialogue? How can we explain the cultural differences between significations ? Questions on the semantic field of the word "responsibility".

A Cross-cultural and Multilingual Process -
The "Cultural Multi-Identity": a New Dimension of the Human Rights , 20 December 2003

Speech by Qin Hui in the closing session of the Lille Assembly, December 10th 2001 Author : Hui Qin (The whole document only exists in the French version of this article.)

History and characteristics -
Capitalisation of the different Charts and the intercultural problematic 1992-2002 , 20 December 2003

This document deals with the evolution of work led for writing the Platform for a Responsible and United World, and then the Charter of Human Responsibilities. Author : David Beytelmann (The whole document only exists in the French version of this article.)

A Cross-cultural and Multilingual Process -
A cross-cultural and multilingual contribution to the elaboration of a Charter of the Alliance by Edith SIZOO, 10 November 2000

The elaboration of this text presents the originality to wish to take in consideration the cultural diversity not to be limited to a solely western dimension of the text. This report describes the process used during the workshop of Syros: the aim of this workshop was to find a consensus on six common principles, their content, and the means of their implementation, which became relevant in (...)


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