Thursday, June 07, 2012

Fes Forums at the Fes Festival of World Sacred Music

Each year, the Fes Forums prove to be highly interesting venue for debates and discussion.  This years Fes Forum theme is Giving a Soul to Globalization

The theme of this year's Festival and Forum, Re-enchanting the World, certainly has a poetic connotation, but that's not the whole story. It aims to open up reflection on the deep causes of the transmutations happening across the globe today, be they ideological, political or social. Clearly the old recipes are fruitless and a new world is dawning, leading to ruptures and turmoil with the old world.

Fresh thinking in a new paradigm must be engendered to support such transformation and to make sense of it. In this perspective, poetry can tie in with politics and spirituality to join with ideas for development and business. We would thus go against the grain of 'disenchantment of the world' that, according to Max Weber, was the process at work in creating a model society that seems today to have reached its limits

PANELS - June 6-10, 9:00 am - Noon, Batha Museum

The themes to be addressed this year are:

Saturday 9 June: The poet and the city
Sunday 10 June: The future after the Arab spring
Monday 11 June: Spirituality and business
Tuesday 12 June: Financial crisis or civilizational crisis?
Wednesday 13 June: Towards a strategy for civilization

Seminar Room, Palais Jamaï (free)
3:00 pm,Wednesday 13 June

Lecture by Michael Barry presented by Saad Khiari
- Sun Bird, Soul Bird, Bird of Wonder
- From Shaykh Farid Attar's "Canticle of the Birds" to Saint Francis
of Assissi's "Canticle of the World's Creatures": Visions of Birds of

Book presentation by Fatima Mernissi
Les 50 Noms de L'Amour/50 Names of Love; Les jardin des amoureaux/The
Garden of Love


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