We are living in a world where dialogue has become almost impossible.
Our shared ways of making sense, our trust in each other and in societies’ institutions has broken.
Fragmentation and polarization have opened the door to authoritarianism.
And now we have war in Europe:
Ukraine, a sovereign nation, has been brutally invaded by a nuclear power, Russia.
Dialogue is hardly possible under these conditions–and is being used to distract from the intention to do violence.
Yet creative response and solidarity are possible. The Ukrainians are demonstrating this powerfully.
Ukraine has a unique culture, which is becoming clear to many around the world through this war.
Their sovereignty and freedom are important enough to them to die for.
They express a new ideal of male and female–both fierce and caring.
The Ukrainians are fighting for an open society with a conscience and soul.
This is not against the Russian people. But an invitation to them to join again in the dialogue of open society.
This is a call to all of us who care about the future of the open society.
On Sunday, May 22, beginning at 12noon in Central Europe (CEST),
you are invited to listen to voices from Ukraine.
Then, together, we will enact, embody, and envision an open society
that we all want to live in
through collective practices of reflection, depth, and dialogue.
Together we can support the courage and heart of the Ukrainians
and imagine together the world that we want to build and bring that world alive in the present.
And your donation–of whatever size–will help on the ground in Ukraine.
Join for as long as you are inspired.
REGISTRATION IS FREE FOR ALL UKRAINIANS.