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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

29Jan '21

Online Circle for students of Odisee Aalst

  • When Friday 29 January 2021
  • Where Online
  • What Circle for students of Odisee Aalst as part of a two-day event around the theme ‘connected with yourself’.
  • Participation Only for the students involved
19Jan '21

Online Circle for care givers

When Tuesday 19 January 2021 from 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where Online
What Circle for all care providers, care seekers, informal carers, volunteers and students in care. To take care of yourself and to refuel in solidarity in this intense corona period. Initiative in cooperation with the professional association for spiritual carers. More info. Circle in Dutch.
Participation Free
Register via email to beroepsvereniging.pastores@gmail.com stating the date of the circle you want to participate in.

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