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Bali Institute for Global Renewal

BIGR is a world learning center that engages multicultural leadership and facilitation training, deep dialogue, indigenous wisdom, global consciousness, intergenerational activism and other action-oriented skills and training that empowers individuals, groups and organizations in their quest to make a difference in the world. BIGR includes a consortium of international organizations, corporations, NGOs, universities, thought leaders and consultants who are invested in advancing new forms of leadership training, intergenerational collaboration, nonviolent conflict resolution and social activism as part of a worldview that promotes a sustainable, humane and culturally diverse life for all.

The Bali Institute for Global Renewal emerged from the two QUEST FOR GLOBAL HEALING Conference programs developed and produced in Ubud, Bali in 2004 and 2006. In less than three years, these two gatherings have brought together more than 1,000 people from more than 40 countries to explore new roles individuals can play in addressing such global issues as poverty, human rights, sustainable development, environment concerns, nonviolent conflict resolution, and numerous other challenges.

The island and culture of Bali served as the integral component of these programs. The foundation of this work has been based on the belief that Bali, unlike any other cultural environment in the world, will grow to be the hub for important dialogues, action-oriented multicultural/intergenerational experiences, andtransformative social change.

Individuals attending were drawn to these gatherings by their own personal beliefs that they can make a difference in the world, and to identify action steps to become more engaged in an area of global social change that they personally feel passionate about. Participant countries included China, Russia, Thailand, Laos, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Peru, Canada, Norway, Tunisia, France, Germany, Greece, Singapore, Cambodia, Indonesia, United States, and many more. Although culture and languages were different, the common bond of wanting to be in Bali, and to be with other concerned global citizens ready to become more involved in the world were major components to the success of these two gatherings.

Resource Link: www.baliinstitute.org



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