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Circles

Circles are meaningful encounters with a group of people to reflect on what happens to each of us in this age of hardening and extreme violence.

They provide a safe space to share between people what this does to you, how you feel about it and what you want to do with it. Without pressure and where being silent is also accepted.

Healing circles. They allow the indivisible to be shared. To transcend pain, sadness, anger, fear, guilt and shame. They create openings for new meaning, connection, joy, solidarity, and well-being.

There are three types of Circles

  • Open Circles (open registrations)
  • Network Circles (within an existing organization or group, only for target group)
  • Open Network Circles (within an existing organization or group, anyone can join).

Both the Open Circles and (Open) Network Circles can take place in person or online. Here you can find where and when the following circles meet.

Would you like to organize a circle with our support?
Would you like to offer a location for a circle?
Would you like to become a Circle facilitator yourself? Please contact us

A Circle is not a therapy group. Looking for psychological support or a therapist?
Here ​you will find information that can be of help : www.bipe.be

Upcoming

22Jul '18

Open Circle and lecture at Watou Arts Festival

  • When Sunday July 22th at 14h30 and 17h30
  • Where KUNSTENFESTIVAL WATOU, Parochiezaal, Watou (Poperinge)
  • What ‘Desire and comfort’ is the overarching theme of the 38th edition of the Watou Arts Festival. Vzw Kunst collected stories of artists and poets, which you can discover along the route through the village of Watou. On 22 July at 17h30 you can participate in a circle of We have the choice. At 14h30 you can already attend a lecture by Kristin Verellen.
  • Entrance Free – TO PARTICIPATE AT THE LECTURE OR/AND AT THE CIRCLE, YOU MUST ALSO HAVE A DAY TICKET FROM THE ARTS FESTIVAL WATOU. YOU CAN BUY THIS ON THE SPOT FOR 19.5 EUROS / ADULT.
  • Registration Obligatory

Register now for the lecture
Register now for the circle

24Aug '18

Open Circle at ‘Sufi Tales – Round Table’

  • When Friday august 24th 20h
  • Where DE FOYER – ATELIER M, Werkhuizenstraat 17, 1080 Sint-Jans-Molenbeek
  • What Sufi Tales – Round Table’ is a round table discussion with Dr. Nour Kabbani, a renowned Sufi teacher from the USA. The purpose of this event is a cross-fertilization between organizations acting from the heart. It will be an opportunity to connect and research mankind and the new social paradigm that wants to emerge. You can participate in an open circle of We have the choice at 20h. The event starts at 18h.
  • Entrance Free
  • Registration Obligatory
Register now
29Sep '18

Open Circle at ‘Leven en/of Dood – Polariteiten ontmoeten elkaar’

  • When saturday 29 september 13h30
  • Where SINT-BAAFSABDIJ, Voorhoutkaai 43 (entrance Coyendanspark), Ghent
  • What We live in a society where everyone feels uncomfortable at the difficult moment of death, we prefer to outsource death professionally and take little time for mourning. ‘Leven en/of Dood – Polariteiten ontmoeten elkaar‘ wants to invite people to consciously reflect on the existential and vulnerable theme of life and death, in dialogue with each other. Life and death have their own value and are at the same time inextricably intertwined. On saturday september 29th you can join a circle of We have the choice at the event.
  • Entrance Free
  • Registration Obligatory
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Past activities

8Jun '18

Open Circle Ramadan Cérise d’Eté Schaarbeek

  • When Friday, June 8 at 7:30 pm
  • Where GC De Kriekelaar, Rue Gallaitstraat 86B, 1030 Schaarbeek
  • What This year also, the Circles will be present in Muslim communities in Brussels and Antwerp. Organizations offer an iftar meal to their communities during the month of Ramadan. The iftar meal marks the breaking of the Muslim fast every day at sunset during the holy month of Ramadan. Iftar gatherings are joyous moments of togetherness, with food and drinks being shared, often with a whole community.
    We organize the Circles just before the meal – as a moment of quiet, introspection and togetherness.
  • In partnership with GC De Kriekelaar and Citizenne
  • Entrance Free
  • Registration Obligatory
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3Jun '18

Circle Closing event Johan Van Steen Photography Contest Brussels

  • When Sunday, June 3 at 12 pm
  • Where BOZAR, Ravensteinstraat 23, 1000 Brussel
  • What an open Circle on the theme of Hope
  • In partnership with CVO-COOVI and Scholengroep Brussel
  • Entrance Free
  • Registration Obligatory
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1Jun '18

Open Cirkel Ramadan Sultan der Maanden Antwerpen

  • When Friday, June 1 at 8 pm
  • Where Berbertent, Desguinlei 246, Antwerpen
  • What Circle in the context of the Opening of the Festival Sultan der Maanden
  • In partnership with VOEM and Union of Turkish Associations
  • Entrance Free
  • Registration Obligatory
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1Jun '18

Open Cirkel Ramadan Dar Al Amal Molenbeek

  • When Friday, June 1 at 8 pm
  • Where Dar Al Amal, Rue de Ribaucourtstraat 51, Molenbeek
  • What This year also, the Circles will be present in Muslim communities in Brussels and Antwerp. Organizations offer an iftar meal to their communities during the month of Ramadan. The iftar meal marks the breaking of the Muslim fast every day at sunset during the holy month of Ramadan. Iftar gatherings are joyous moments of togetherness, with food and drinks being shared, often with a whole community.
    We organize the Circles just before the meal – as a moment of quiet, introspection and togetherness.
  • In partnership with Le Foyer / Dar Al Amal – La Maison des Femmes
  • Entry Free
  • Registration Obligatory
Register now