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Activities 2017

16Nov '17

Training Circle Facilitator

  • When? 16 november 2017 from 9.30 till 17.30
  • Where? Venue to be confirmed
  • Price? Free
  • Lunch? Take something with you to share with the others
  • With? Kristin Verellen, Jean Verstraete, Karen Van Heuckelom & Stien Michiels
  • Commitment? Participate in 2 Circles on beforehand. Afterwards facilitate at least 2 Circles.
23Sep '17

In the context of Silence for Peace

  • When? 23 September 2017 – 14h00
  • Where? KDG Hogeschool, Nationalestraat 5
  • Supervisors? Kristin, Karen & Stien, in collaboration with VOEM vzw
10Sep '17


  • When? 10 September 2017 – 10h00
  • Where? Voldersveldhoeve, Kruisstraat 14, Kerkhove
  • Supervisors? Kristin, Dora, Lieven & Hilde
9Sep '17

Network circle

  • Where? 09 September 2017 – 19h00
  • When? Kerkhove
  • Supervisors? Dora, Jean & Hilde
26May '17

Fête du Ramadan

  • When? 26 May 2017 – 17h00
  • Where? Hospitality Festival, Parc Elisabeth
  • Supervisors? Kristin, Fatima, Igor, Karen
26May '17

We have the choice @ Hospitality Festival

  • When? 26 of May from 17.00u till 18u30
  • Where? Brussels – In the Berber Tent near Bar Eliza in the Parc Elisabeth
  • What? ITogether with Citizenne we organise an intercultural/interreligious Circle in the framework of the Hospitality Festival, an event that announces the start of the Ramadan, which takes place this year from Friday evening 26 of May until Saturday evening the 24th of June.  This Circle is for all who feel concerned by creating connections between the different layers of our society. Connections as a postive choice for our common societal challenges.
  • Register? On-site
11Apr '17


  • When? 11 April 2017 – 18h30
  • Where? Brussels, Ravenstein Galerij 49
  • Supervisors? Kristin, Jean, Lieven
5Apr '17


  • When? 05 April 2017 – 18u30
  • Where? Brussels – Ravenstein Galerij 49
  • Supervisors? Kristin, Karen, Igor
29Mar '17

Circle for Relief Workers

  • When? 29 March 2017 – 19h30
  • Where? Brussels, Ravenstein Galerij 49
  • Supervisors? Kristin, Jean, Hilde
26Mar '17


  • When? 26 March 2017 – 19h00
  • Where? Brussels – Ravenstein Galerij 49
  • Supervisors? Hilde, Monica
22Mar '17

Circles – We have the choice @ Bruzz

  • Wanneer? 22 maart 2017
  • Waar? Verschillende plaatsen in Brussel
  • Wat? De vereniging Circles-We have the choice organiseert al een heel jaar Cirkels voor rechtstreekse en onrechtstreekse slachtoffers van de aanslagen. Met die Cirkels wil Kristin Verellen, die haar man verloor bij de aanslag in Maalbeek, samen met een groep van professionele begeleiders momenten van zinvol samenzijn, inclusie en dialoog creëren om zo trauma’s helen en gemeenschappen en mensen verbinden. Op 22 maart zullen zij op verschillende symbolische plaatsen in Brussel dergelijke Cirkels organiseren.
  • Extra info : Lees hier het artikel
18Mar '17

Photo Expo Johan Van Steen & Circles – We have the choice @ BOZAR

  • When? 18 March– 18 April ’17
  • Where? Ravenstein Galerij 49
  • What? Johan Van Steen was a passionate photographer. His dream of presenting his photography to a wider world was broken by the attack of 22 March 2016. The exhibition “Light and Shadow” pays homage to a man able to unite light and shadow in his life and in his art.
    In the same spirit Circles – We have the choice saw the light.  It’s an initiative by his partner Kristin Verellen and a circle of friends, inviting people to come together and connect as an answer to intolerance, blind violence and collective trauma. Everyone touched by or witness to what extremism and terror can do to us as people and as a society is welcome. In ‘Circles’ sharing with others, in the ‘Listening Room’ with a psychotherapist or at the ‘Listening Wall’ where you can leave a testimony.
  • Opening hours? Tuesday – Sunday 12:00 – 18:00, On Thursdays until 21:00
6Mar '17


  • When? 06 March 2017 – 18h15
  • Where? Brussels – Les Sources
  • Supervisors? Kristin, Stien, Karen
5Mar '17


  • When? 05 March 2017 – 18h30
  • Where? Brussels, Ravenstein Galerij 49
  • Supervisors? Kristin, Karen, Igor
1Mar '17


  • When? 1 March 2017 – 19h30
  • Where? Ghent – Triratna Buddhist Centre
  • Supervisors? Kristin, Hilde, Jean
18Feb '17

La petite Fabriek

  • When? 18 February 2017 – 16h00
  • Where? Doornik/Tournai
  • What and supervisors? Kristin, Stien, Jean + Photo Expo Johan Van Steen – Light & Shadow
31Jan '17


  • When? 31 January 2017 – 17u00
  • Where? Rue Augustin Delporte, 89, Brussels
  • Supervisors? Kristin, Karen, Jean


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Participating in a Circle is free of charge.

You are registered when you have received a confirmation by e-mail.  If you are coming with more than one person, please register each person individually.

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​Good to know:
In a Circle you can speak your own language. The facilitators speak Dutch, French and/or English depending on the people present. Even if you do not understand everything everybody says, we see time after time that listening in a Circle takes place on many levels. The language of silence and connection is universal.

Principles in a Circle:

  • What is shared in a Circle is confidential.
  • Each participant agrees to participate authentically and respectfully, and treats the others as equivalent.
  • We speak from human being to human being. This means that nobody speaks in the capacity of a role, function or rank.
  • No press, no pictures, unless all participants have expressed their agreement explicitly.
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