An Evening with Prof Alison Phipps - 23 May 2018

An Evening with Prof Alison Phipps - 23 May 2018

Issued: Tue, 01 May 2018 11:40:00 BST

Edinburgh International Centre for Spirituality and Peace presents 
An Evening with Prof Alison Phipps: Hospitality - Lessons from Refugees.

Wednesday 23 May 2018, 18.30 - 19.00

Venue: Sanctuary, Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EL.

Hospitality is culture itself, said the philosopher Jacques Derrida. The arts of hospitality are fundamental to the health and wellbeing of any society world wide. The sanctions on breaches of hospitality are rooted deep in the human psyche and the practice of hospitality is of critical important to the world’s religions. Over the past two years there has been a rapid increase in the civic organisation of the welcome to refugees worldwide. In many cases it has been clear that civil society has led where politics has lagged far behind. As UNESCO Professor for Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts, Alison Phipps is engaged in research, advocacy and activism with refugee and settled communities world wide. She brings lives within a web of stories and also of her own artistic practice and regular media work with in Scottish and international contexts. Through this lecture and her conversation she will explore the important, particularly of ceremonial and spiritual dimensions to her work, both personally and professionally.

For full event description and details and to register, please visit the EICSP website

Any refugees or asylum seekers in Scotland would be very welcome to attend as guests for free. Please see the EICSP website for contact details.