Vision and Mission

THE BAX VISION is a relationship between Europe and the Arab world based on

  • Trust and respect
  • Healing of past wounds
  • Mutual learning
  • Friendship
  • Collaboration on global challenges

THE BAX MISSION was to bridge divisions by

  • Organising cultural and educational exchanges between Europe and the Arab world
  • Creating and maintaining a network of bridge-builders
  • Training future opinion-leaders
  • Providing space for dialogue
  • Focusing on the common ethical values and aspirations shared by our distinctive heritages


  • Inclusion of diverse political, religious and cultural stances
  • Independence of political or religious affiliation
  • Belief in the uniting principles common to the major world religious faiths
  • Listening
  • Learning
  • Transparency
  • Integrity
  • Change of heart
  • Healing damaged relationships
  • Friendship and collaboration between opposites
  • Empowerment at individual and community level
  • Service and contribution
  • Proactivity and looking ahead
  • Perseverance


BAX exchange members visit the Newcastle Lord Mayor

Students of Bethlehem University with the Lord Mayor of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1997.