“Without the preservation and promotion of human dignity through the arts which deepen connections to place, meaning, and one another, chances for violence escalate in Lebanon. Through those connections, our sense of mattering, of self-worth, and of the “mattering” of others come into being”.
Excerpt from my talk’s conclusion at the Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies and World Dignity University 37th Annual Conference “From United Nations to United People: From the Brink of Disaster to a Future of Dignity”, Amman – Jordan. Under the Patronage of HRH Prince El Hasan Bin Talal.
Session 5: Designing Our Lives for Dignity: The Role of Beauty, Music, Movement, Poetry, Spirituality, Nature, and Art.
Session facilitator: Renée Hattar.
Contributors: Georg-Wilhelm Geckler and Dorothee Densow, Pamela Chrabieh, May Nasr.
Thank you Dr. Renee Hattar and the Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies for inviting me to present a talk on “The Role of Art in Preserving and Promoting Human Dignity in Lebanon”. My heartiest congratulation on the success of the conference!