Road Map        
                 
        We envision that the development of the Charter will take the following steps:        
                 
        1. Setting up of editorial panel
We are currently in the process of forming an editorial panel to oversee the drafting and writing of the Charter text. Senior religious leaders and leaders of International NGOs have agreed to join the editorial panel to ensure:
- that the Charter text will have the envisioned high quality and global appeal
- that the Charter text will be an authentic expression of the values inherent in the sacred teachings of the major World Religions
       
                 
        2. Setting up of advisory council
As soon as feasible, an advisory council will be established and convened to include different sectors: religious leaders, scholars, NGO leaders and practitioners, amongst others.
       
                 
        3. Research component of the project
Research into similar charters, initiatives and best practices will inform the development of the Charter for Forgiveness and Reconciliation text and the activities associated with the Charter.
       
                 
        4. Project development phase
In order to start the chartering process, the first steps are:
  • To establish an editorial panel to direct the Charter drafting process
  • To consult and develop a first draft of the Charter text
  • To develop a network of partner organisations for launching the Charter project and for supporting associated activities
  • To seek collaboration with like-minded organisations and communities
  • We held a Symposium in April 2014 and are developing a network of partner organisations for launching the Charter and for supporting associated activities
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            5. Project implementation phase
    The Project Implementation Phase will include collecting feedback from the consultation process,holding a second Symposium/Consultation, finalising the Charter text, developing joint activities, advancing research projects with partner organisations and launching the Charter internationally.
                     
            6. Engagement with governments and global institutions
    We will seek engagement with governments and global institutions during the final part of the Charter drafting process (once the Charter text is being finalised and a sufficient network of partner organisations has been established), to inform public policies and strategies, nationally and internationally, in order to make a significant contribution to overcoming and healing the legacies of conflicts and wars.
           
                     
           
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    to see the detailed proposed activities of the Charter and download the Charter brochure (PDF file).

           


    Interview with Bhai Sahib Bhai Mohinder Singh and Dr Josef Boehle
    concerning the beginning and aims of the Charter Project:





           

             
             
             
    "We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love."        
    --- Martin Luther King, Jr.