ebbf Retreat, Acuto, Italy

The autumn gathering of ebbf - Ethical Business Building the Future at the Hotel Panoramica Baha'i conference centre in Acuto, Italy, 20-23 September, brought together a selected group of members to reflect on the future directions for the organization. There were no keynote talks, but mostly reflections on guidance from the Baha'i writings and institutions that would help is to consider how to reform the economy and do business differently in a new ethical framework.

The ebbf group in Acuto

We walked down to the centre of the village to enjoy the view

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Streets and houses in Acuto

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From its high perch, the village has a lovely view

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Walking back up the steep hill

Much of the time was spent in small groups discussing the needs and priorities with reference to recent guidance from the Universal House of Justice

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Group discussions on different themes and texts

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Different groups also explored their thinking through artistic presentations. The group I was in created a three-dimensional representation of the paths one might follow in exploring the future and the qualities needed to succeed.

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Constructing alternative paths to success, and challenges along the way

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The paths also showed tools to use and qualities to acquire

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Other groups created through words or drawings


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Presenting results at the end

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