International meeting focuses on Camphill’s key valuesType: News
Published on: 19th December 2019
Dialogue is a Camphill event held every two years to enable Camphill communities, and in particular Camphill trustees, from across the globe to gather together to learn from each other and to share good practice. The next Dialogue conference is being hosted by Hermanus in South Africa, and the conference theme is Camphill values today in community.
Christo Brand – Timeless Values
The conference will be opened by Christo Brand, who was Nelson Mandela’s warder when he was a prisoner on Robben Island and at Pollsmoor prison in Cape Town. Christo’s parents instilled key values in him whilst he was growing up on a farm near Hermanus, specifically the fundamentals of respecting and accepting the human being, regardless of race, culture, political persuasion, sex or (dis)ability. They impressed on him the importance of upholding the dignity of each individual.
The Scottish contingent
Trustees from many Camphill communities in Scotland will be attending the conference, including Camphill Scotland’s Chair Marcus Sangster. Marcus said:
Camphill values remain relevant to society today. Whilst the language of values might change what we are working towards achieving remains. I look forward to meeting with the global Camphill movement to learn about how Camphill values connect with mainstream society throughout the world.