23-26 August 2023 – Firekeeper Process
25-27 August 2023 – Public Programme
23-26 Aug 23 – Firekeeper
25-27 Aug 23 – Public
How do we come to a new responsibility and life-affirming relationship with ourselves, each other and the natural world?
Imagine, surrounded by the splendour of the Engadine valley, in the forests, meadows, mountains, glaciers, on paths and roads: an exploratory journey is happening and radically shared aliveness is being discovered – and you are part of it!
The circle of our applied researchers consists of about 50 people from many parts of the world who dedicate their lives to social transformation and developing livable futures for our children and grandchildren. In particular, they are dedicated to recognising the equal worth of all living beings. We call them Firekeepers and we meet annually in August in Pontresina.
For the weekend we open the WorldEthicForum to all who want to experience and celebrate «radically shared aliveness» together with our Firekeepers.
The programme includes a «Long Night of Inversions”, a performance premiere, hikes, workshops and encounters with plants and animals, with ethic as action and philosophy, with new forms of economy and living together, with music, art and body – in short: with nature and culture. Here old and young meet. Here the local, the Alps, the Engadine valley are connected with global forces and challenges. Here old knowledge is shared for the new time. With a lot of dialogue and listening.
This year’s journey is framed with the leitmotif …there’s a crack in everything… – «radically shared aliveness» also means that we perceive how much sadness, suffering and trauma is in the world. And that we’re also digging under the skin.
“I truly align with your purpose of replacing the predominant ideology of human supremacy and death with the vision that the planet has to be shared by human and non-human beings alike.”
Thais Corral, World Future Council
Among the Firekeepers are various councillors of the World Future Council, Vandana Shiva (Alternative Nobel Prize winner, matroness of the WEFo), the philosophers/authors Bayo Akomolafe (Narrative Philosophy) and Minna Salami (MsAfropolitan), MIT professor Otto Scharmer (Presencing / Theory U), Christian Felber (Economy for the Common Good), Helmy Abouleish (greening of the desert in Egypt), Marie-Claire Graf (Youth Ambassador for Climate), Carlos Álvarez Pereira (Vice President Club of Rome) and many more engaged people from fields such as art, law, ethics, natural medicine, agriculture, politics, transformation, peace work.
If you would like to be part of this endeavour or support us as a volonteer, reach out to us > Email
The song about the 1000 years old forest in Tamangur, in the Lower Engadine Valley of S-charl, is our sounding companion (©Linard Bardill, Tamangur, 1996)