• 2 years, 2 months ago

    Maria-Schejbal

    A NEW BIBLIODRAMA LEARNING PATH

    Hello all the Bibliodrama Group Members!

    I just want to let you know that I have recently uploaded the description of the Bibliodrama workshop (which was part of our conference in Florence) on the ARTES platform. It can be viewed at: http://artescommunity.eu/bibliodrama-and-intercultural-awareness/

    Please have a…[Read more]

    • Juan 2 years, 2 months ago

      Hello Maria,

      Thank you for this workshop! I think I’m gonna talk about it to a school! Do you think this is suitable for children?

      • Maria-Schejbal 2 years, 2 months ago

        Hi Juan, I am afraid that it might be too strong experience for children, if one decides to follow the whole workshop scenario as we did it in Florence. I mean especially the act of destroying works created by participants. However, it should be possible and effective to use other techniques/exercises to explore the subject of diversity: warm-up…[Read more]

  • 2 years, 8 months ago

    Andrzej

    Thanks Maria for answering all my queries. This is nice exercise, so I will try to do it. ANd I have a vision now how to do it.
    For the World Interfaith Harmony Week i wanto to prepare the stories form Masnavi. My friens Sue Shaikh is going to do that. (Sue was at the February Bibliodrama in Warsaw, the one you did with Piotr at UKSW.
    I have also…[Read more]

  • 2 years, 8 months ago

    Andrzej

    Maria, thanks a lot for an interesting warm-up exercise. How would you end it, or stop it. Would it end after each participant had someting to say?
    Would a question such as: “can you cary with you only the essentials” be too confrontational?
    Would the content of the luggage be material, and/or immaterial -either, or. Or there is option what they…[Read more]

    • Maria-Schejbal 2 years, 8 months ago

      I am very glad that you like this exercise.

      I can imagine such a situation at the beginning of the meeting: you arrange a space for the workshop activities, putting for instance a row of chairs by the wall and inviting the group to stand in front of them. Then you can ask participants to carry their “luggage” to one chosen chair and explain what…[Read more]

    • Yael 2 years, 8 months ago

      Nice exercise Maria!
      Also, I imagine that what another person does will trigger things also for each participant watching. So give space to that too.

  • 2 years, 8 months ago

    Andrzej

    Hi there,
    hope you’re all well.
    I want to to share with you about my first attempts to do, what I would call, some elements of bibliodrama. I was asked to do a workshop on Nasreddin Hodja in Sweden. But I only have to hours to do it. So I found this Nasreddin’s story to use:
    “Mortal’s Way
    One day four boys approached Hodja and gave him a handful…[Read more]

    • Maria-Schejbal 2 years, 8 months ago

      Great story! It seems just perfect for intercultural/interfaith issues you focus on in your work.
      .
      I got an idea for a simple warm-up game which might be suitable for your workshop. It`s in fact kind of Pulse, but not a traditional circle when people just sit and talk. A more active one that shows how differently we are all “equipped” for life.…[Read more]

  • 2 years, 10 months ago

    Yael

    Hi everyone,

    I recently did a Pitzele Bibliodrama on the parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector. Here is the report:

    Present: approximately 2 Jews and 8 Christians. Location: Old City of Jerusalem, Aug 2014

    We opened by discussing whether we every pray for the wrong reasons and what those wrong reasons might be. Then we did a…[Read more]

    • Maria-Schejbal 2 years, 8 months ago

      Hi Yael and thank you very much for the description of your workshop. It is great that you continue running Bibliodrama sessions for mixed groups of Jews and Christians – really important and valuable nowadays.

      I am curious if the group discussion contributed something interesting to the Jewish-Christian debate in terms of…[Read more]

      • Yael 2 years, 8 months ago

        I think it contributed a bit, simply inasmuch as Jews were exposed to a Christian text and to Christians struggling with it (one Christian woman walked away struggling with the fact that Jesus, who says not to judge, seemed nonetheless to be judging the Pharisee, and that was impressive to me as a Jew). We did not go deeply into the…[Read more]

  • 2 years, 10 months ago

    Cinzia

    Hi Maria,
    there is an interesting web site about internet sacred text archive, the link to the web site is http://www.sacred-texts.com/shi/index.htm
    I hope you can find useful for your research/exploration on bibliodrama.
    I have checked the Shinto webpage because it is something I have some knowledge about and I found that the Shinto section…[Read more]

    • Maria-Schejbal 2 years, 10 months ago

      Thank you very much, Cinzia. I need time to look through this website and view its individual sections. One thing seems to me especially interesting and worth further exploration: which texts can/should we call “sacred” (holy)? And what is the difference between “religious” and “sacred” text? Are both equally relevant for Bibliodrama activities…[Read more]

      • Cinzia 2 years, 9 months ago

        Hi Maria,
        generally speaking the religious texts are those ones which various religious traditions consider to be sacred or central to their religion and in this case there are no differences between religious and sacred texts. From the sociological point of view there is a distinction and in the work “Les formes élémentaires de la vie…[Read more]

  • 2 years, 10 months ago

    Maria-Schejbal

    Hello Andrzej and Jarmila! Answering to your recent posts on “Role playing Bibliodrama and intercultural competence” I am placing below a short description of the bibliodrama workshop to be held during our ARTES conference in Florence in November 2014. This time I decided to choose another text (not the Buddhist one), since I myself am very much…[Read more]

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