Turning Point Summit
Turning Point Summit is a global platform for people to gather, engage in dialogue, collaborate, and form a vision towards a nonviolent world. An initiative of The World House Global Network - Youth Working Group and The Dais, based in Delhi, India, Turning Point Summit (TPS) provides an opportunity to young people, civil society leaders, academicians and practitioners of nonviolence to come together and co-create a path for a more peaceful, equal and sustainable future for all.
Inspired by the lifework of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., TPS seeks to contribute towards articulating the principles of nonviolence for the 21st Century and the actions and a global framework to realize them.
Turning Point Summit 2023 invites participants to think more deeply about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s question, “Where do we go from here: Community or Chaos?” in the light of the conflicts raging globally, the challenges of climate crisis, rising inequalities, and oppression.
We are seeking participants who are willing to work collaboratively in developing approaches, solutions, and visions for a World House for all the people.
Turning Point Summit 2023
Marking the 75th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights (UDHR)
Turning Point Summit is a global platform where people can engage in dialogue, establish a shared vision, and work towards realizing it. The summit's goal is to organize a global network of people who will commit to a year of social action on the critical conflict issues impacting their lives and the lives of their communities. Its objectives are to identify challenges and opportunities, stake positions on them, and formulate strategic solutions. To realize these, the summit will offer participants inspiring keynote speakers, real-time interactive engagement, and free training on nonviolent social action on the political culture, social institutions, and civic participation necessary to foster the justice, peace, and prosperity its theme fosters: Where do we go from here? A revolution of values.
The World House Global Network is one of the two continuing initiatives of the World House Project, a former program of the Freeman Spogli Institute’s Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University.
The World House Global Network is a global network of organizations and individuals committed to realizing the ideals of a “world house” where humanity learns to live together in dignity, liberty, and community. Today, the World House Global Network is a platform for local, international, and global deliberation, decision-making, and nonviolent social action.
The World House Global Network’s work is organized in working groups. These groups work collaboratively through research, education, and technical assistance on peace and conflict issues toward a just and peaceful world.
Youth Working Group envisions facilitating youth engagement with the World House Global Network, providing a platform for youth to voice their perspectives, understand how youth is experiencing the world, and identify the youth-led projects that have a prospect of high impact and find ways to document and collect learnings from them.
The Dais envisions empowering and building leadership with children and youth towards community development. The Dais has been working with Civil Society, International agencies, government bodies and think tanks, educational institutions and youth, besides industry and academia towards the achievement of sustainable development goals and a better life for all, with focus on SDG 4: Quality Education, SDG 5: Gender Equality, Climate Action: SDG 13, SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.