journeys at home and abroad
Just back in London from an *intensive* day in Brussels with a bunch of remarkable people.
Four of us from the UK met up with eight more from a variety of religious and humanist traditions from other European countries. We squished into a tiny office and offered our thoughts on a possible Europe-wide network of existing intercultural or all-faiths-&-none groups.
What’s the best way to describe this kind of grassroots group? Multifaith & interfaith have ‘faith’ in them, which excludes humanist and secular value-based traditions. Someone suggested ‘interconvictional’ – is that going to catch on?
I was extra pleased that there were plenty of women – and action women at that, no messing.
Five of us had a further meeting at the European Commission in the afternoon. The Berlaymont building would drive me nuts to work in – endless grey and blue corridors. There must be a consultancy specialising in this kind of bureaucratic design – you find it from Fez to Finland.
Looks like there may be a gathering towards the end of this year, probably in Brussels. Would your interconvictional group be interested in joining us? Let me know :)
Please, can you delete my last comment?! I write it by mistake, and It was not with my account. Anyway, we can keep in touch by Twitter as I said: spanishwalker. Thanks a lot :)
No problem – it didn’t get posted because it came from a different account :) But yes, very interested in Lund and yes, student communities are brilliant for practising co-existence!
Thanks for your interest!
I’m sure you would be very welcome to the conference – if it takes place :) Are there any intercultural or interfaith/belief groups where you are?
Please keep in touch – identity, culture and how we communicate are of great interest to me.
As a student of Master in European Studies with focus in European cultural and identity politics and Europe-wide communication, it sounds very interesting!