At the evening sharing session, opinions differed. Some felt that the ?diversity? of the interests represented at the Forum was so large that it looked as if each was talking a different language and no one understood anyone else-a good example of what the tower of Babel may have looked and sounded like. The majority, however, felt that the experience was much more like the event of Pentecost: they talked different languages but each understood what the other was saying. There is an underlying hope, a clear determination to change the present situation. As one participant from Manaus (Brazil) remarked, the most remarkable trait of the Forum is its power of convocation; there is no other organisation in the world today that can gather so many and diverse groups at one place and at one time.