“My race is myself. The person is an individual humanity. Every man is a race, Mr. Policeman.”

Mia Couto

During the “Questions of Belonging” event, we would like to explore together with you the human identity under the theme of “Belonging”.

As unique spiritual beings, each of us shares the experience of belonging to certain human conditions that, restricting as they may seem, ultimately support us in how we shape our individual destinies on Earth. How we relate to our physical – racial, sexual, gender – attributes, as well as our cultural, national backgrounds inform us in our path of self-knowledge and becoming.

This colloquium attempts to give an open space for young people to articulate their own questions about aspects of the human identity and to observe what happens between us when we think these questions through.

“If I could give a gift to the world, it would be to ask the question ‘who am I?’”

(Youth Section Research Project Participant)

Event format: During the event, participants are invited to gather virtually from different worldwide locations. The event is shaped by speaker contributions (online, live), and artistic-creative and dialogical activities (in person). Young people are invited and encouraged – where possible – to gather in the different worldwide hubs where the colloquium might be hosted. A list of locations will be published closer to the date.

 

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