Great evening with Save the Children and the Prime Minister on the TV campaign
Despite the cold and windy weather, our football team Lambertseter Kings collected NOK 44,350 for Save the Children through a football trick campaign outside Lambertseter center last Saturday.
Secretary General of Save the Children, Birgitte Lange, thanked the team for their invaluable participation in the TV campaign. On the day of the TV action, Haidar handed over a training shirt to Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre as a symbol of the importance of good activities for the integration, prevention, and inclusion of minority youth. The jersey had number 10, which is Haidar’s number on the team. Prime Minister Støre joked about whether this was a signing for the team, to which Haidar replied, «You are welcome anytime!»
The Lambertseter Kings were thrilled to participate in the campaign, but the biggest winner was Save the Children, who set a new record with an amazing NOK 273 million in collected funds. The money will be used to improve conditions for children in war and conflict.
We collect Money for the TV-Action
The Lambertseter Kings football team has made a significant contribution to this year’s TV campaign for Save the Children. The players have served as expert consultants for the campaign, sharing their own experiences of conflict and war to inform how children are portrayed. Haidar, a member of the team, participated in the kick-off event at Save the Children, where he shared his personal journey and spoke about the football team and its origins.
During the TV campaign weekend, the team will collect donations at Lambertseter Senter, and the total amount will be presented on the TV broadcast itself on Sunday!
Rapportlansering for fagfeltet og for publikum
We launched our latest research report on the recruitment of migrant workers in Norwegian food production on August 7, 2023, to a full house at our premises in Pilestredet 27. Tina Davis presented the findings to a broadly represented group of professionals, including representatives from the Norwegian Labor Inspectorate, the Police, civil society organizations, and several employee and employer organizations.
In addition to the full house in Pilestredet, many people followed the launch online.
On election day, September 11, we presented the report to the public in an open event supported by the Fritt Ord Foundation. An exciting panel discussion was held, led by Henrik Syse, chairman of the King Institute. The panelists included Bjart Pedersen from NorgesGruppen, Endre Lie from Fellesforbundet, Natasza Bogacz from the Norwegian Labor Inspectorate, and Tina Davis from the King Institute.
HUMAN RIGHTS/ DIALOGUE
THE KING INSTITUTE WAS PRESENT AT THE PARLIAMENT OF WORLD’S RELIGIONS GLOBAL GATHERING IN CHICAGO
Wednesday 23/8 -´23
The King Institute attended the Parliament of World’s Religions global summit in Chicago this year, where the theme was «A Call to Conscience: Defending Freedom and Human Rights.» Ethics, joint platforms, and solutions to our time’s major challenges were discussed with leaders from a variety of large and small organizations, religious communities, and indigenous communities.
Tina Davis from the King Institute gave a talk on «A Hope-Filled Approach to Human Rights» on a panel with Dr. Kamilah Majied from California State University.
More than 7,000 people from 95 countries and 210 different traditions participated in the summit.
EXCITING AND ACTION-PACKED TRAINING CAMP IN STOKKE
This weekend, Stokke municipality opened a training facility for the Lambertseter Kings and the Lambertseter Sports Club A team. The successful summer camp, supported by the PAF Foundation (Karpe), included hard work on the pitch, football strategy sessions, competition, and exciting activities at Vestfold Event’s great facility (boot throwing, axe throwing, balance exercises, bonfires, barbecues, etc.), as well as delicious food served by volunteers from Oslo.
Thank you to the PAF Foundation (Karpe) for their support!
THE KING INSTITUTE PARTICIPATED IN THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE FOR STL
This year’s theme for the Cooperative Council for Faith and Belief Society’s annual conference was «What can we achieve with religion and belief dialogue?» The keynote speaker was Professor Azza Karam, head of Religions for Peace. Other presenters and panel participants included Professor Sturla Stålsett, Didrik Sønderlund of the Humanities Association, Anne Sender of the Mosaic Religious Community, and research dean TF Anne Hege Grung.
In his speech, King Institute Director Thomas Dorg emphasized the importance of dialogue in general, and especially between different religions and communities of life in the demanding times we live in with increasing conflicts and unrest. However, he noted that dialogue needs to be facilitated with a wise approach to form and method, as not all interactions that are called dialogue actually are.