Online Zoom Forum: Welcoming the Stranger with Head, Hand, and Heart:
Spiritual, Social, and Policy Perspectives.
Date: Wednesday 18 October 2023.
Time: 7pm-9pm (UK time).
Format: There will be up to five talks, each of 10 minutes, followed by 20 minutes of discussion among the speakers, the chair, and the audience, followed by Q & A.
Croilán MBACP (Snr Accred) has been working as a psychotherapist, bodywork therapist, trainer, and yoga teacher for over 25 years. Her early career was in contemporary dance performing and teaching. In her journey of personal healing and search for understanding of holistic health, she has engaged in 25 years Shamanic experiencing, including Dzogchen (Tibetan Buddhism), Atman teachings (Hinduism/Yoga Philosophy) and has latterly found roots in Celtic Consciousness as an Initiate of Brigid of Ireland. Croilán is known for her sincerity, warmth, and dedication to healing and consciousness.
Title: Welcoming the Stranger.
Description: When I think of stranger, I realise I’ve always been and I am still a stranger where ever I go. First, as a child born in South Korea, adopted in France, growing up in a foreign culture, country and then as a young adult living and working in different countries, Ireland, Greece, Italy, Korea, Scotland.
I’ll be sharing my life experience as someone who is and has always been a “stranger” in my own adoptive family and country but also in my native land.
I’ve been living in Scotland for the last 18 years, I’ve always felt welcomed by people, the land and the socio-economic environment. Scotland feels like my home now and I feel a deep sense of gratitude for this land and its people which inspires me to express creatively all the rich and varied experiences in an imaginative and connecting way.
Bio: I’m a multi-disciplinary artist, exploring the avenues of shamanism and mysticism through artistic and creative practices (painting, Korean calligraphy, energy art, intuitive dancing, whirling, performative arts), the language and the expressions of the soul through the triple lenses of shamanism and Buddhism from my native land of Korea and Christianism from my adoptive country, France.
It’s my greatest and deepest aspiration and inner calling to give life and materialise all that is not visible, perceived or sensed.
The Revd Bonnie Evans-Hills:
Bio: Bonnie Evans-Hills is a priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church and has considerable experience in inter-religious dialogue, working with organisations such as the EU Commission on Foreign Affairs and Security, the World Council of Churches, Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, the Anglican Communion, and the Anglican Mission organisation USPG (United Society for Partners in the Gospel).
Bonnie has been involved in contributing to the UN Office for the Prevention of Genocide’s Global Plan of Action for Religious Leaders and Actors.
Alongside several other publications, Bonnie is co-author of the book ‘Engaging Islam from a Christian Perspective,’ published by Peter Lang.
She was recently awarded the Hubert Walter Award for Reconciliation and Interfaith Cooperation by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Lilian Kennedy Brzoska:
Bio: Lilian is a hybrid Scot. She had a Polish father and a native Scottish mother. Her Roman Catholic upbringing, in a happy European Scots family, in Stirling, grounded her in Care for Others in a World-wide Community.
Seeking truth, her exploration of Comparative Religions while working on her emotional and creative fields, through Co-counselling Intenational, led her through Jung and Buddhism to the Findhorn Foundation and thence to the Theosophical Society in Scotland.
She is a founder member of Fife Writes, a B.A., qualified teacher of The Arts and a lover of our vibrant Standing Stone Circles.
Dr Gameli Tordzro:
Bio: Dr Gameli Tordzro is a tradition bearer from Ghana.
He is an educator, artistic researcher, director and performer and farmer.
He works part time in the School of Education at the University of Glasgow as an Artist in Residence of the UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration Through Languages and The Arts (UNESCO RILA) and as a Research Associate of the MIDEQ Hub.
He is also a freelance creative arts consultant and producer. His professional experience cuts across Education, Artistic Research, Film, Television production and performance, Community Theatre and Development, traditional African cultures, music, fashion and textile production.
He is well known in Ghana for his storytelling role in the 1990s as Grandpa on the popular Ghana Television’s Kids Television programme ‘By The Fireside’ and later as ‘Paa Joe’ in the forty-episode TV Series ‘All That Glitters’ (2005 - 2006).
Tordzro is Critics Award for Theatre in Scotland (CATS Awards 2015) winner for Music and Sound for his work on the National Theatre of Scotland production ‘Last Dream on Earth’.
An archive recording will be made for the EICSP archive.
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