Published 4th June 2021

Reflective Citizens UK

Community Organisers are delighted to be co-organising a workshop alongside Reflective Citizens Koinonia on June 12th, 2021.

 

Reflective Citizens Koinonia RCK [Belgrade/Serbia] are convening and hosting Reflective Citizens United Kingdom [RCUK] for the first time.

Reflective Citizens UK is an initiative of Dr. Marina Mojovic of Reflective Citizens Koinonia and Professor aladin aladin of The Social Capital.

The event is co-organised by Professor aladin and David Symes of Community Organisers.

 

REFLECTIVE CITIZENS UK

Date/Time: Saturday 12th June 2021, 10am – 2pm (GMT)
Venue:  Virtual “ZООM” Room hosted by RC-Koinonia

Note: Activities of Reflective Citizens UK are voluntary and free of charge.

Tickets for the Reflective Citizens UK workshop are limited, please sign up here.

 

History and essentials of Reflective Citizens Koinonia

Reflective Citizens Koinonia applies the unique Reflective Citizens Method. Creating reflective spaces ‘with and for’ citizens from a wide range of different backgrounds. RC Koinonia is inclusive of everyone regardless of background, nationality, social-political history, ethnicity, gender, class, age, or profession.

From informal citizens-groups on the margins of the Belgrade, Serbia peace protests, during the “Horrible Nineties”. RC developed a grassroots style through learning its high adaptability (to take place in schools, coffee shops, museums, dancing theatres, shipwrecks, cottages, parks, libraries, etc), often in highly traumatized communities. The Reflective Citizens Method was founded and developed in Belgrade in the early 2000s by two friends and colleagues; Dr. Marina Mojović and Dr. Jelica Satarić. Both founders are psychiatrists and psychotherapists. They are group analysts, working in therapeutic communities.

Establishing the building blocks

Together, Marina and Jelica established the RC basic building blocks: the seasonal RC-workshops (with RC branches in different cities, villages, organizations) the RC-Training for RC-conveners, and for RC-organizers as well as the Belgrade International RC- Conferences. Starting in Belgrade with a few branches, then spreading to different communities and towns in Serbia, then new branches developing in Greece and Holland, RC-Koinonia is growing and learning.

International

International Reflective Citizens Koinonia (IRC) was born at the beginning of the Covid19 pandemic. It held its 3rd IRC workshop, on its 1st birthday, at the beginning of Spring 2021. IRC founders Marina & Jelica asked colleagues/hosts experienced in the RC Method (across all nationalities) to jointly start this new IRC journey.

The original “Traveling Reflective Citizens” was held on buses and in local venues across the Balkans. Here they hosted social dreaming and RC Methods. Often joining together with other local RC groups. Their latest adventure has been to create a ‘virtual bus’ with citizens from different countries, using Zoom to connect.

A different space (during and after the pandemic), where diverse citizens can gather in order to dream, have dialogue, agree and disagree, reflect, and think together.

Together, working towards national and global matrices: the cultural, social, or political environment in which something develops.

A community together

Reflective Citizens Koinonia is a Community of local Communities, which uses the methodology of the Belgrade RC-Training and which co-operate with each other. Koinonia refers to concepts such as fellowship, joint participation, the share which one has in anything, a gift jointly contributed, a collection, a contribution.

Bringing RC Koinonia to an international audience has been a long journey. Reflective Citizens Koinoniaare excited to offer new stages of the Reflective Citizens Method. In International RC, citizens are coming from different places and spinning together and intertwining their webs, communications, cultures, thoughts, experiences, stories, lives, visions.

 

REFLECTIVE CITIZENS UK

Date/Time: Saturday 12th June 2021, 10am – 2pm (GMT)
Venue:  Virtual “ZООM” Room hosted by RC-Koinonia

Note: Activities of Reflective Citizens UK are voluntary and free of charge.

Tickets for the Reflective Citizens UK workshop are limited, please sign up here.

Reflective Citizens UK

Convener:

Marina Mojović (Founder, Reflective Citizens Koinonia)

Co-hosts:

Angela Eden, Stefan Cerovina, Dragana Dragojević, Sanja Jokić, James Krantz, Richard Morgan Jones, Jasmina Knežević Tasić.

Management team from Reflective Citizens Koinonia:

Marija Kamatović and Pavle Milošević.

Co-Organisers:

Professor aladin aladin (Founder, The Social Capital), David Symes (National Member Organiser, Community Organisers UK

Team from The Social Capital and Community Organisers:

Ashley Gray, Sorabh Gupta, Naresh Kaushal, Prem Krishnamurthy, Joe McNulty, Maral Pourkazemi, Katherine Schofield, Rebecca Swift, Steven Vuong, Chris Walker.

 

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