The Art Of Becoming

5 Oct

The Art Of Becoming

FILM @ BOZAR: The Art Of Becoming

Nu dinsdag 8 oktober

Film, Premiere van ‘The Art of Becoming’.

19u @ Bxl-Centraal
Michaël = gids, onderweg een optionele FASTfood pauze
20u begin film @ Bozar
22u einde film @ Bozar
na 22u –> café/bxl-centraal

26j = 6€

–> 0474316831 (GSM Ruben)

Volgende activiteit iets sporty!

The Art of Becoming is een documentaire over 3 alleenreizende minderjarigen uit Afghanistan, Syrië en Guinee, die hopen op een stabiele toekomst in Europa. Hun verhalen zijn verweven: Fattah werkt hard in Istanbul in de hoop dat hij genoeg verdient om naar Griekenland en Italië te reizen; Saleh woont al 3 jaar in Europa, maar mist zijn ouders enorm; Mamadou probeert zijn job en opleiding in België vol te houden, ondanks zijn situatie als migrant zonder papieren. Aan de hand van hun verhalen wordt de volledige migratiecyclus geschetst op een gevatte manier. De film voegt authenticiteit en een universeel karakter toe aan het complexe fenomeen van migratie, dat al te vaak wordt herleid tot statistieken en ideologische discoursen.


Open night

25 Sep

Chilean students demand end to Pinochet education model

6 Sep


ImageSantiago, Sep 5 (EFE).- Tens of thousands of students marched hereThursday to demand an end to the educational system inherited from late dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet as Chile prepares to mark the 40th anniversary of the coup that brought him to power.

Police estimated the size of the crowd at 25,000, while organizers said some 80,000 people filled Santiago’s main thoroughfare to call for free, quality public education.

Seven people, five of them police, were injured in minor disturbances at the end of the march.

Similar protests took place in other Chilean cities as part of a nationwide mobilization convened by groups representing high school and college students and the educators’ professional association.

“Forty years ago, education became a product. And it continues to be that way to this day,” Andres Fielbaum, leader of the University of Chile Students Federation, told reporters.

Pinochet, who led the bloody Sept. 11, 1973, coup that removed elected President Salvador Allende, pursued free-market fundamentalism and privatization during his repressive 17-year rule.

He reshaped Chile’s education system in 1981, slashing government support for public schools and giving municipalities control over how to spend the reduced amounts coming from Santiago.

Private schools mushroomed under the military regime and the trend continued after democracy was restored in 1990.

In 2011, Chilean students took to the streets in large numbers more than 40 times to denounce a system that funnels state subsidies to private institutions even as public schools in poor areas struggle.

After a relatively subdued 2012, the Chilean student movement is hoping to exert influence on this year’s presidential and congressional elections.

Students want the elimination of school fees, an end to for-profit universities – technically illegal but able to operate thanks to loopholes – and a reduction in the high cost of college, which forces many to take on crushing debt.

“I’m going to end up paying 20 years for my degree. It’s a debt that enslaves us,” college student Carolina Araya told Efe at Thursday’s rally.

Polls show that roughly 85 percent of Chileans support their demands.

“We are making public opinion aware of a common platform of all the actors – the collegians, the high school students, the educators and the parents,” the president of the teachers guild, Jaime Gajardo, told Efe.

The candidate favored to win the November presidential election, former head of state Michelle Bachelet, says she would make college education free within six years.

But many students and their supporters are skeptical, given that Bachelet’s center-left 2006-2010 administration made no moves to overhaul the education system.



29 Aug


Beachpraise is een christelijk evenement in openlucht om jongeren samen te brengen rond God en waarbij lofprijs en aanbidding door middel van muziek centraal staat.
Domein Raversijde, 8400 Oostende


28 Aug



Fifty years after Martin Luther King delivered his most famous speech at the march on Washington of 28 August 1963, Gary Younge explores a defining moment in civil rights history that changed America and the world.

Christian Student Fellowship to pack 100,000 meals for Haiti

28 Aug

Image“Students, faculty and staff will join forces Wednesday in an effort to pack 100,000 meals for Haiti in Christian Student Fellowship’s largest outreach event ever.

“We came up with the idea to energize students and supply a need for food,” said Brian Marshall, a lead campus minister for CSF.

For an event of this magnitude, Marshall expects close to 28,000 students, faculty and staff toparticipate.

In 2010, immediately after a magnitude 7 earthquake hit Haiti, countries around the world rushed to deliver care packages and medical assistance to those affected.

Southland Christian Church in Lexington was active in sending meals to Haiti, and CSF joined the effort before starting its own outreach.

Plans for the event began almost a month before K-week started.

CSF is asking alumni and current members for donations to help with the $20,000 cost to pack and send the meals to Haiti, Marshall said.

“We want people to give because they want to give,” he said.

CSF has a partnership with Lifeline Christian Mission, a nonprofit organization founded in Haiti, which will distribute the meals.

Lifeline is a nondenominational Christian ministry that has worked to feed, clothe and shelter people around the world since 1980.

Several CSF staff members have connections to Haiti through mission work, including Blake Morris, who has been to Haiti a few times and witnessed the nation’s conditions.

Morris went to Haiti for a mission trip when he was 10 years old.

He and his parents helped to build a base for the Northwest Haiti Christian Mission during the trip.

Morris said the experience in Haiti influenced his life.

“I saw widespread poverty, spiritual oppression, political oppression and many other things that broke my heart at a very young age,” he said.

In college, Morris took two more trips to Haiti for mission work in Port-de-Paix, and upon graduation, he joined CSF .

“Everything I learned about serving those in Haiti can be applied to UK. We have neighbors on campus that need help here too,” he said.

Anyone can come to the CSF Building Wednesday to help the group reach their goal of providing 100,000 meals for people in need.

All are encouraged to register for the event online at

CSF Building, 4 p.m. – 12 a.m. Wednesday”

By Anyssa Roberts | Assistant News Editor


My Spiritual Widening

21 Aug

Damon Garcia


The past few weeks have been an experience of spiritual widening. I grew up in a Pentecostal church and the more I read other perspectives and talk with others about their perspectives I cannot look at the perspective I grew up with the same way; which has been good. Of course people have suggested to me that I need to understand the foundation I grew up with before I venture off other places, so I went and bought Foundations of Pentecostal Theology and I’m halfway through. However, the more I read, the more amusing it seems to me this idea of a Pentecostal Jesus.

While at a denominational convention in Florida I met a girl who told everyone she grew up in Tennessee and has been living in Oregon for two years. Everyone was surprised because her background wasn’t evident in her voice. People asked her “why don’t you…

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