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Two subjects picked from the media / One voted for the discussion.

The Café-News is an easy-going discussion encounter where people share thoughts on international/local news in a philo/psycho way in a convivial atmosphere. All topics can be put on the table, as long as people stay courteous and respectful with each other’s ideas in order to get the most stimulating and enriching exchange. A new topic will be proposed each time picked from any media support.

Everyone is welcome, no prerequisite needed.

TONIGHT'S SUBJECTS (will be subject to a vote and the one that has the majority will be discussed) :

- SUBJECT 1: Can Volontourism" male a difference?

Many travelers from rich Western countries spend time volunteering around the world, but some argue that this “voluntourism” ends up doing more harm than actually helping communities in need.
As students, retirees and others head abroad this summer in search of experiences volunteering, are they really looking to help others or just themselves?

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2014/04/29/can-voluntourism-make-a-difference?

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2014/04/29/can-voluntourism-make-a-difference/poverty-as-a-tourist-attraction

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2014/04/29/can-voluntourism-make-a-difference/work-hard-enjoy-the-experience

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2014/04/29/can-voluntourism-make-a-difference/young-people-need-to-find-real-ways-to-help-abroad

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2014/04/29/can-voluntourism-make-a-difference/the-problem-with-a-short-term-presence

http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2014/4/volunter-tourismwhitevoluntouristsafricaaidsorphans.html

- SUBJECT 2: to be determined (will be posted a week prior to the event)

A FEW WORDS REGARDING THE ORGANISATION:
In order to allow respect and democracy (freedom of idea and equality of time to speak), we just need a few rules in other to make the exchange of ideas possible:

1) We speak in turn when given turn,

2) let’s avoid one-to-one discussion, (speak to everyone)

3) we focus on ideas and not on judging people

4) Thank you for being concise (one idea at a time) so that attendees are given the opportunity to respond, (so do not reveal all your philosophy in one go;-)

5) You are welcome to remain a gentle woman/man even when your ideas happen to be questioned ;-)

MANAGEMENT:
We will go around the table to vote on the subject that will then be discussed.
The admin will introduce the debate (5 to 15mn + what sources).

This Café-News can only work well with people of good will and who appreciate the intelligence of sharing the diversity of ideas spread in the world.

Soutenez-nous

Soutenez-nousContribuer à une citoyenneté éclairée. Soutenir les activités philosophiques.
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Nos partenaires

Nos partenairesIls nous soutiennent.
Ils s’engagent et engagent une réflexion éthique sur la citoyenneté.

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Qui sommes-nous ?

Qui sommes-nous ?Des personnes, des philosophes, des militants pour une pensée critique et sereine, libre mais engagée.

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