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We have the choice

We have a Choice has grown out of a voluntary citizens’ initiative by Kristin Verellen – who lost her life partner in the attacks of Maelbeek on 22 March 2016 – and a circle of friends. In a world where harshness, polarization, extremism, blind violence and terror lead to traumatizing situations, we want to build a culture of inclusive togetherness inclusion and dialogue.


The Circles, guided by professional facilitators, offer a qualitative moment in which we become still and quiet, then share with each other in words or in silence what is going on inside of us.

In addition “We have the choice” also develops other projects to support its mission.

Planned Circles

“We all contribute to the greater whole”, wrote Gerlinde Flo to Kristin Verellen. She articulates beautifully how we like to put the Circles in the world: as healing rituals that contribute to a society where we know ourselves as connected with each other. You are very welcome to participate in the Open Circles. Here you find the planned circles.




“Thank you for this space to think about our love, our loss and all that we share… It was a moment to come down from our busy-ness, to allow ourselves time and space to reflect and feel, and to share both laughter and tears…. Suzy”

“I treasure these moments of stillness together in the circles.  I feel connected with myself, with the others, with the world.  I can welcome the emotions, stories and reflections that we share in the group, through silence and through words. I return home with more clarity. Dorothy”

Circles & activities

28Nov '19

Corporate Circle in collaboration with SPES Forum and Etion

  • When Thursday 28 November 2019 at 18h
  • Where Archipelago, Remylaan 2b, 3018 Leuven
  • What The Corporate Circle is a circle of ambassadors around We have the Choice. Members of the Corporate Circle are entrepreneurs and business leaders who endorse and propagate the vision and values of the organization. Twice a year, We have the Choice organizes a Circle Ritual for members and managers who are interested in becoming a member.
    This fast-moving world brings great challenges, especially for you as an entrepreneur. In the Corporate Circle you can share how you deal with these challenges. This authentic sharing creates a personal and close-knit network. At the same time, you are inspired to initiate initiatives around connection and inclusion in your own business environment.
  • Participation 40 euro/pp ex VAT
  • Registration Organisational leaders and entrepreneurs can register


6 p.m. – Reception with fine sandwiches
18h45 – Presentation of the social project We have the Choice
7 p.m. – Circle ritual Still Standing – Standing still. How do I stand up? What does standing mean to me?
20h45 – Exchange
21h15 – Drink
22h – End

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20Nov '19

Circle at Moderator and PROS in Mechelen

  • When Wednesday 20 November 19h
  • Where Mechelen – location to be confirmed
  • What Circle of We have the choice in the week of restorative justice on invitation of Moderator and PROS Mechelen.
  • Participation By invitation only
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