Tweet Topic: Opinion: Patriotism and Faith, How are they connected in Kenya?
In partnership with The Aga Khan University East African Institute and Colour In Faith, Fatuma’s Voice invites you for a twitter chat marathon.
The first TweetChat is being held on Saturday the 28th of May from 10am to 12pm. The topic is Opinion: Patriotism & Faith, how are they connected in Kenya? #YellowKE. The hashtag #YellowKE is being used to track the conversation around patriotism and faith to better understand how our differences make us stronger.
Colour in Faith is a movement toward pluralism through art and conversation. In partnership with Fatuma’s Voice and the East African Institute, we will be hosting a series of TweetChats to discuss the connection between how we identify ourselves within our society, what we feel and how we act in the world.
Kenya has in recent years been in the limelight of the global experience of violence justified on religious grounds. This is particularly sad because Kenya has had a long established culture of religious acceptance and exchange. Yet, the contradiction between belief in what’s right and not acting on these beliefs cannot be denied. 73% of Kenyans fear retribution if they stand up for what is right. The risk is a cultural confusion that would have agents of insecurity succeed in dividing our culture.
A few weeks ago saw the birth of our project in practice with workshops that happened throughout the day in Baba Dogo.
ABOUT COLOR IN FAITH
This is a project of inCOMMONS an organization focused on civic engagement and place-making with the mission of engendering tangible and personal responsibility for public spaces, culture & the environment.
The idea is an art orchestration that creates a space for the expression of faith in humanity and universal values. The orchestration would bring faith outside of the walls of institutions into an experience of encounter, expression of common acceptance and tolerance, and offer the opportunity to those of many faiths to extend their reach beyond and across institutional walls. The historic culture of pluralism gets reflected upon, honoured, and expressed in the public realm.The orchestration offers an opportunity to reframe security, reclaiming it from those who use faith to justify and create instability. These cities often have long-standing travel advisories against visiting them on the basis of insecurity. The cities will offer a global invitation from the voice of those who claim cultures of warmth, peace, and acceptance. As places of historic pluralism, these landmarks will be highlighted as a point of reference for what is possible elsewhere in the world.