Our Trustbuilding Programs

Trustbuilding workshops/forums

Workshop and forums explore trust as social capital and trustbuilding as an essential skill for effective leadership. Participants explore personal values and practices needed to create and maintain relationships of trust. 

Facilitated dialogues

Using the Hope in the Cities distinctive methodology for honest conversation, dialogues are offered for faith communities, non-profits, corporations, educational institutions and government as well as creating opportunity for multi-sector partnerships.

Hope in the Cities

For over two decades Hope in the Cities has helped transform Richmond, VA, from a symbol of racial division to a model for reconciliation. Through acknowledgement of history, honest conversation and skill building workshops this method of experiential learning builds the capacity of community leaders.

Caux Scholars Program

This international program, administered in Washington, DC, recruits outstanding students from across the globe for a 4-week academic program linked to the international IofC summer conferences in Caux, Switzerland. This multi-disciplinary approach to conflict transformation, transitional justice, and principled leadership prepares a new generation to be peacemakers and trustbuilders.

Washington program

 Forums, public events, and documentary film screenings in the nation's capital offer key resources for building trust and understanding. This outreach to people in government, think tanks, media, and the international community promotes the role of apology and forgiveness in the reconciliation process. 

Internaional Summer Forum in Caux, Switzerland

Calmy-Rey speaking with participants from Burma attending the Caux ForumThis annual series of conferences held in Caux, Switzerland, brings together those working for peace and human security at all levels. It aims to mobilize citizens around the world to address issues of corruption and the need for just governance, the healing of wounded memory, and the challenge of living sustainably.