Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Shared Concern Initiative (SCI)

I just came across the Shared Concern Initiative (SCI).
The Shared Concern Initiative (SCI) idea was originated, in the context of the Forum 2000 Conference in Prague, by HH the Dalai Lama in cooperation with Václav Havel, HRH El Hassan bin Talal and Frederik W. de Klerk. The SCI is an open and informal group of recognized personalities representing various cultures, historical backgrounds, religions, and traditions.

In the interest of fostering principles of good governance, respect for human rights, and tolerance, the SCI contemplates to address, by the issuance of joint-statements, the important challenges of today's world with the understanding that changes towards the better can be effectively promoted with a common voice.
The recently issued an open letter to Aung San Suu Kyi.

Sounds like a good idea. I'm not sure that they are doing very much, though. I came across it in a column Václav Havel had in today's Washington Post.

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