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Scriptural Reasoning Meetings: Peace Building (Brussels)

June 26, 2021 - June 27, 2021

Dear friends,

Tomorrow, Saturday 26 of June at 13:30 hrs, Arco Forum will organise the twenty-third session of the Scriptural Reasoning Meetings under the title “Peace Making”, in the frame of the Youth Creative CommUnity campaignof the European CommUnity Project. This session will take place in a very exciting context: the CommUnity Summer Days Festival in Brussels, a meeting place for diverse cultures to promote intercultural dialogue, diversity and coexistence in harmony!

Scriptural Reasoning is a novel concept developed by the Cambridge Interfaith Programme at the Cambridge University that helps address different current issues and their connections with the sacred Scriptures | Presentation of the Scriptural Reasoning activity.

During the course of the activity the participants will enjoy an assortment of Spanish desserts.

Text. Click here for reading the sacred texts that will be studied during the session.

Limited capacity. To participate it is essential to fill out this form and receive a confirmation email.

Guidelines: It is important that all the participants read the document “Guidelines for all participants” before the event.

And on Sunday, 27 of June at 19:15 hrs at the stage of the festival, we will talk about the Scriptural Reasoning Meetings and present a summary of all the activities that we have carried out over the last few months in the framework of the Youth Creative CommUnity campaign!

Arco Forum will participate in the Festival with the following activities:

1. Saturday 06.26.2021, 13:30 hrs: Scriptural Reasoning session (subject: “Peace Making”).

2. Saturday 26.06.2021, 15:00 hrs: Opening concert by JOIRE (Joven Ensemble Interreligioso Español / Spanish Youth Interfaith Ensemble).

3. Sunday 06.27.2021, 19:15 hrs: Presentation of the initiative “Scriptural Reasoning Meetings”, created from the Cambridge Interfaith Programme.

4. Sunday 06.27.2021, 19:45 hrs: Closing concert of the festival. The weekend will conclude with an impressive choral performance from Spain by JOIRE again.

Information about the past and upcoming sessions
Over the past and next few months, we are organising the following sessions, the topics of which you can see below, by creating stable groups that meet once a month. Anyone interested in participating, as well as organisations that want to collaborate to organise the groups, are welcome!

The topics of the sessions are as follows, with the possibility of incorporating new topics of interest to the participants:

  • Peace Making
  • Environmental issues
  • Reconciliation
  • Riots and rebellion
  • Leadership
  • Non-violent responses to haters
  • The Cosmos and Creation
  • Refugees
  • Fasting

CommUnity Project
This activity is included in the CommUnity project, which is co-financed by the European Commission. 11 public and private institutions from 7 EU countries participate in this project. The CommUnity project aims to address issues such as marginalisation, inequality, discrimination and denial of rights and create new opportunities to promote peace and shared values ​​through artistic and cultural expression. By giving a voice to young people who feel marginalised or treated unfairly, we can build powerful communities with a greater sense of belonging, well-being and self-esteem.

Youth Creative CommUnity Campaign
Youth Creative CommUnity aims to engage with young people through the lens of arts and creativity. To that end, within different Youth Clubs, small artistic groups are established and artistic activities are being organised. The Youth Creative Clubs are guided by artists and youth workers.

Young people are encouraged to find creative ways to express themselves in various forms, such as music, painting, digital animation, graffiti or photography. Moreover, the participants will have the chance to present their works in a two-day Festival. The topic of the International Youth Creative Festival is “Peaceful Together” and it aims to promote peace through artistic expression.

Video summary of the session "Peace Making" | Scriptural Reasoning


June 26, 2021
June 27, 2021
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