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Intercultural Dialogue for a Sustainable FutureShow more
The SEKEM Development Foundation (SDF), Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development (HU) and Centre for Arab-West Understanding (CAWU) are organising a summer school : ‘Intercultural Dialogue for a sustainable future’ from July 7 until July 14 to foster the understanding of cultural diversity and international friendship, thus promoting peaceful and sustainable development.
During the Summer School, participants will explore different ways of meeting each other beyond the boundaries of different cultures, languages, nations, religions and gender.
Inspiring lecturers from CAWU (Center for Arab-West Understanding) will lead a journey through Egyptian history and the roots of different religions. Facilitators from the core program at Heliopolis University will guide us to interact with each other in a creative way with different arts: painting, movement, acting and singing. We will also have self-organised time where we explore emerging topics, share perspectives from our different countries and cultures and practice peaceful and constructive dialogue. There will be also space for participants to be actively leading a session themselves. Through this we will explore important topics such as cultural relations between Europe and the Middle East, interreligious dialogue, the role of the arts in intercultural dialogue and Interfaith cooperation . So be ready to co-create the summer school for our sustainable future!
The workshop will be completed with a certificate of participation.
The Summer School is an offer to open-minded students or young persons interested to engage in interreligious and international exchange. the program will be held in English. Applications should be sent until May 31.
The Summer School will be held at the SEKEM Farm.
The standard fee is 120€ including accommodation and food and LE800 for students enrolled in a Egyptian university. If you want to participate, but you can’t afford these fees you can explain this in the application. We will find a way to support you.
Costs for travel, visa, insurance are not included.
For more questions contact : email@example.com
Traveling to Egypt
There will be an opportunity to do an internship at CAWU after the summer school.
SEKEMSophia Symposium - The Miracle in The DesertShow more
“I carry a vision deep within myself: in the midst of sand and desert, I see myself standing at a well drawing water. Carefully I plant trees, herbs and flowers and wet their roots with the precious drops. The cool well water attracts humans and animals to refresh and quicken themselves. Trees give shade, the land turns green, fragrant flowers bloom, insects, birds and butterflies show their devotion to Allah, the creator, as if they were reciting the first Sura of the Koran. The humans, perceiving the hidden praise of Allah, care for and see all that is created as a reflection of paradise on earth,” Ibrahim Abouleish (1937 – 2017).
How did the vision of the SEKEM founder Ibrahim Abouleish become reality? How is this social innovation working and how does it affect people’s lives? How can an efficient economy, a healthy social life and a living culture develop together? How can partnership between east and west build peace and prosperity?
To give you the opportunity to explore a sustainable community in the Egyptian desert, SEKEM offers a five-day hands-on experience, taking place at the SEKEM farm in Egypt. During this symposium, you will meet experts working in different fields in SEKEM to give you deep insights into the vision and how SEKEM’s holistic approach is implemented in its daily working and community life. The program combines both theory and practice and will give you the opportunity to get familiar with all the dimensions of SEKEM’s approach for sustainable development.
SEKEMsophia Symposium Event Fee:
500 € OECD Countries (Europe, US, Canada etc.)
200 € for non OECD Countries
Accommodation in SEKEM Guest House:
Single Room full board accommodation (68 Euros person/night /80 US Dollars)
Double Room full board accommodation (111 Euros together per night /130 US Dollars)
For groups of more than four persons or financial support please contact via email there should be no financial reason for non attending
For registration: https://goo.gl/forms/hVT6tf7QynLu85UM2
To get further information check out our flyer: SEKEMsophia Symposium Fact Sheet
Next SEKEMsophia Symposium 10 - 14 November 2019 (further Symposiums will be held on a quarterly basis)
Arrival should be on the 9th of November and departure on the 15th of November.
If you have any questions, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Initiative Forum: Unfolding Individual Potential for the FutureShow more
During the Social Initiative Forum (SIF), which will take place in December in SEKEM, we intend to share ideas, from all over the world, on how to shape a truly human education for the future. We welcome different people from different backgrounds to enter into a shared dialogue, to help shape an education that supports individual and holistic potential unfolding for a sustainable future. We recognize that this can only evolve through life-long learning with an integral approach, including formal school education, higher education, informal skills training initiatives, as well as entrepreneurial activities within economic, agricultural or cultural backgrounds. Let us inspire and encourage each other to think creatively and to risk starting brand new initiatives and impulses!
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