The CTII Annual General Meeting was held on the 15th May 2019,at the Cape Town Unitarian Church in Cape Town. To open the occasion, interfaith prayers were shared by different members of the community. This was followed by a special presentation from Berry and James about their experience in Jordan, where they represented CTII and Faith Hope Love Communities to receive the first prize for World Interfaith Harmony Week, from the King of Jordan himself. (Read more about this experience here)
Berry Behr then presented the Chairperson’s Report, followed by the Financial Report, presented by CTII Treasurer Mark Bind. Read the Chairperson’s Report here – Chairperson’s Report 2018-2019 (Final Version)
We were also blessed with a musical performance by Nic, Anne and Ruby Paton, in collaboration with Nur Felix.
We closed the evening with a sacred water ceremony, merging together water from the River Jordan, which Berry and James had brought back from their World Interfaith Harmony Week Prize ceremony, with water from Zeekoevlei, one of Cape Town’s nature reserves. Members of the CTII community were invited up to connect these two bodies of water both physically and spiritually, marking the significant connection of building peace across the world.
We are very pleased to announce our new Executive Board members for the year. Berry Behr, Sarah Oliver and Kirtanya Lutchminarayan, who have all already served one year on the Board, will be joined by Uzair Ben Ebrahim and Stuart Diamond. Photographed below, from left to right, is Sarah, Berry, Kirtanya and Uzair.