Living History – Across Generations is based off of the Human Library concept created by two brothers in Copenhagen, and aims to connects people with the unique life stories and 'lessons learned' of those in our network. During these 60 minute events, you'll have the opportunity to engage with changemakers from across the globe and gain practical knowledge that can be applied to your own journey as an advocate for change.
Living History returns in October for a 'Special Edition' featuring Foundations for Freedom.
Saturday, 23 October 2021 - 10:00 to 11:30 GMT
Foundations for Freedom (F4F) was officially founded on 8 March 1994, but had been forming for years a result of various initiatives supporting Eastern Europeans in adapting to their new freedom. Today, the Foundations for Freedom board is busy working on a comprehensive project to shed light on the various chapters of F4F's history. This project will help to highlight the challenges and successes of the organization, as well as identify the lessons learned. Once completed, results of the project will be used to guide the F4F community and determine how F4F can best meet the current and future needs of Eastern Europeans.
You are invited to take part in a special Living History to learn more about a key chapter in Foundations for Freedom 's history – the very beginning! Hear from founding members Chris Evans and Sheila Andren about the foundation of Foundations for Freedom.
Chris Evans lives and his wife, Anne, live in Herefordshire, UK, where Chris remains a partner in his family’s farming business. He became involved with Initiatives of Change (IofC) in 1969 as a part of the musical revue ‘Anything to Declare’ and spent years in the Asia Pacific region as a result. Since then, he has served in numerous roles with IofC, and was instrumental in the launch of Foundations for Freedom in Central and Eastern Europe, as well as Initiatives for Land, Lives and Peace. He currently serves as a Lay Preacher in the Church of England.
Shelia is a retired medical practitioner who, with her late husband Erik, became involved with Initiatives of Change (IofC) through the late General Pat Amps. In the early 1970s the couple, along with others, ran the first Family Conference at Caux Palace and Seminar Centre. Later on, Foundations for Freedom was introduced by Erik and Shelia accompanied him whenever work permitted. Shelia has since served on board of IofC UK and also helped coordinate the Caux Internship Programme. She currently serves as a Lay Minister (Pastoral Care) with her local church near Cambridge.
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