Evelin's 2020 pictures

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This picture-blog is meant to document Evelin's efforts and whereabouts and share them with the HumanDHS network [read more].
See a brief legal note with regard to the permission to upload pictures with people other than Evelin.

The year starts at the bottom of this page and the most recent pictures are at the top.




December 29 and 30, 2020
Dearest Linda, we celebrate your 65th birthday together!

Dearest Linda, no message of gratitude will ever be enough to express how we all feel about your immeasurable work of love and dignity!
• See your Message of Gratitude that Evelin Lindner recorded prior to the workshop, on November 25, 2020, and December 9, 2020 (Video)
• And then see another Message of Gratitude at the end of the workshop (Video), where all participants of the Seventeenth Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict express their deep gratitude and admiration for your leadership, as, after all, YOU made this workshop possible!

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December 13, 2020
From Humiliation to Dignity: For a Future of Global Solidarity — Narratives in Times of Radical Transformation
Evelin Lindner's presentation at the Panel on Climate Justice of the
78th Annual Conference of the International Council of Psychologists "Human Rights, Dignity and Justice — Intersectionality and Diversity," ICP 2020 Virtual, December 11–13, 2020.
Panel on Climate Justice, invited by Erinn C. Cameron, Clinical Psychology, Fielding Graduate University (her area of interest is climate change and modern slavery)

Abstract (short): The coronavirus pandemic represents an important turning point in the way human activities unfold on our planet. The virus makes it more palpable than ever before that the world has become a village, that we are all interconnected and interdependent. Never before has it been so clear that we must act together, and fast.

See the presentation at the conference on December 13, 2020
See a short version of 25 minutes and a long version of one hour pre-recorded in Germany on November 16, 2020
See a background text titled From Humiliation to Dignity: For a Future of Global Solidarity — Narratives in Times of Radical Transformation

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17th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict
titled "From a Virus Pandemic to a Pandemic of Dignity: How Can We Escape Complicity with Institutionalized Humiliation?"
representing the 35th Annual Conference of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS)
Virtual, in Partnership with Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City
December 10 – 12, 2020


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Meeting and Greeting: Connection-Reflection Groups — explained by Janet Gerson (Video)

Main program points
•  Day One
•  Day Two
•  Day Three
•  Honoring Peter Coleman
•  Messages to the World
•  Michael Britton's Don Klein Celebration Talk
•  Dignilogue 1: "Dignity Studies: Reimagining Learning in of World of Crises"
•  Dignilogue 2: "Race and Policing"
•  Dignilogue 3: "Unity in Adversity and Dignity: War, Women, and Indigenous Wisdom"
•  Dignilogue 4: "Religion, Covid-19, and Human Dignity: How Does Religion Respond to the Coronavirus Pandemic?"
Dignilogue 5: "Continuing Connections: Dignity Now Groups for Developing Ongoing Dialogue"
•  Evelin Lindner's Talk
•  Music, Movement, and Poetry

Thank You for Celebrating Our Workshop in December! (dignity letter sent out 26th January 2021, Pdf)

Linda Hartling & Morton Deutsch & Evelin Lindner
Linda Hartling and Evelin Lindner are the conveners of the annual workshops at Columbia University, together with honorary convener Morton Deutsch. He convened the first workshop in 2003, and he has been its honorary convener until his passing in 2017. We wish to honor his memory by conducting this workshop also in the future.
• The photo with Morton Deutsch was taken in 2014. Please click on the pictures above to see it them larger.
Welcome and Greetings on Day One of our workshop
with Linda Hartling, Danielle Coon, Evelin Lindner (Video)

• Introduction by Bhante Revata Dhamma, Nomad Eco-Monk (Video)
• Participants welcomed each other in the chat
Danielle Coon welcomed all participants (Video)
Danielle Coon is the Associate Director of the Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR), Columbia University, Teachers College (TC)
Linda Hartling, Director of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies, and Evelin Lindner, Founding President of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies, welcomed all participants (Video)
Anna Strout gathered the participants for her group photos (long | short | Video at the end of the day)
• Linda Hartling introduced the Appreciative Frame for this workshop (Video 2020)

Scrim

Michael Britton gave the traditional Don Klein Memorial Lecture on Day One of our workshop
Michael uses Don's metaphor of a scrim, a transparent stage curtain, where one believes that what one sees is reality only as long as the light shines on it in a certain way: see Don's explanation.

• This is Michael Britton's Don Klein Celebration Lecture of 2020 (Video)
See also the original video that was pre-recorded on October 18, 2020, and edited by Linda Hartling on December 3, 2020

• Please see all of Michael Britton's Don Klein Celebration Lectures since 2007 here

Dignilogue #1 on Day One of our workshop
Dignity Studies: Reimagining Learning in of World of Crises


• DigniHosts – Linda Hartling, Mara Alagic, and Evelin Lindner
• DigniContributors – David Yamada, John Bilorusky, Rosa Reinikainen, and Maggie O’Neill
Pre-Dignilogue 1: Chat

Video of Full Length of the Dignilogue
Mara Alagic (Video)
Evelin Lindner (Video)
• Introduction by Linda Hartling (Video)
David Yamada (Video)
John Bilorusky (Video)
Rosa Reinikainen (Video)
Maggie O'Neill (Video)

Dignilogue #2 on Day One of our workshop
Race and Policing

• DigniHost – David Yamada
• DigniContributors – Tony Gaskew, Charles Hayes, and Eunice Avilés Faria

Video of the Full Length of the Dignilogue
• Introduction by David Yamada (Video)
Tony Gaskew (Video)
Charles Hayes (Video)
Eunice Avilés (Video)


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Bonus Session at the end of Day One of our workshop
Deepening the Dialogue/Co-Creativity Groups


Lyndon Harris: Dignilogue on Forgiveness as a Tool for Conflict Transformation "Healing the Wounds of History (Video)
• with Tony Gaskew, Mecke Nagel, Isabel Barroso, and Maria Lund
• Lyndon Harris announced his Bonus Dignilogue on Forgiveness (Video)
• Lyndon Harris shared Afterthoughts on Day Three (Video)
• "Message to the World — Forgiveness" (Video | Video recorded on December 10, 2020)
Dignilogue #3 on Day Two of our workshop
Unity in Adversity and Dignity: War, Women, and Indigenous Wisdom

• DigniHost – Janet Gerson
• DigniContributors – Fr. Jean d’Amour, Keri Lawson-Te Aho, and Vidya Jain

Video of the Full Length of the Dignilogue
"I Prefer to Die With Them" The Story of Rwandan Heroine Félicité Niyitegeka with Jean d'Amour (Video | original film on Gwen Gates's channel | HumanDHS channel, September 11, 2020)
Keri Lawson-Te Aho (Video)
Vidya Jain (Video)
• Post-Dignilogue 3: Janet Gerson (Video)

Dignilogue #4 on Day Two of our workshop
Religion, Covid-19, and Human Dignity: How Does Religion Respond to the Coronavirus Pandemic?

• DigniHost – Phil Brown
• DigniContributors – Chipamong "Chipa" Chowdhury Bhante Revata Dhamma, Zaynab El Bernoussi, Mugdha Yeolekar, and Reverend Darrell Daniel for Michelle Daniel Jones

• Full Length with Introduction by Phil Brown (Video)
Zaynab El Bernoussi (Video)
Mugdha Yeolekar (Video)
Chipamong "Chipa" Chowdhury Bhante Revata Dhamma (Video | On Dignity Video)
• Darrell Daniel for Michelle Daniel Jones (Video)

Peter Coleman Was Honored with the 2020 HumanDHS Lifetime Commitment Award
Video edited by Linda Hartling on December 16, 2020


Award Ceremony (Video)
Message of Appreciation from Evelin Lindner (Pdf)
Peter Coleman's Remarks in Appreciation of the 2020 HumanDHS Lifetime Commitment Award, recorded on December 11, 2020 (Video)
• See also Peter Coleman’s Life Story in "Fundamentals of Conflict Resolution, Instructor Peter Coleman Highlights #ScholarStrike," MD-ICCCR at Teachers College, Columbia University, September 11, 2020 (Video)

Peter T. Coleman is Professor of Psychology and Education at Columbia University where he holds a joint-appointment at Teachers College and The Earth Institute. Dr. Coleman directs the Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR), is founding director of the Institute for Psychological Science and Practice (IPSP), and is executive director of Columbia University’s Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4). His next book titled, The Way Out: How to Overcome Toxic Polarizationwill be released in 2021.


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Bonus Session at the end of Day Two of our workshop
Deepening the Dialogue/Co-Creativity Groups


Seema Shekhawat: Dignilogue: Making Dignity Inclusive: Bringing in Women and Other Vulnerable Groups
Seema kindly explained: "I would like to engage participants on how important it is to include (consciously) women and other vulnerable groups in the global struggle for dignity for all, especially in the pandemic scenario.”
From Humiliation to Dignity: For a Future of Global Solidarity — From a Virus Pandemic to a Pandemic of Dignity: How Can We Escape Complicity with Institutionalized Humiliation? Evelin Lindner (Pdf | Video December 12, 2020

See also:
Version of 45 minutes pre-recorded on December 8, 2020 | Version of 48 minutes pre-recorded on December 6, 2020 | Version of 51 minutes pre-recorded on December 5, 2020, all in Germany

Dignity Now New York City


Dignity Now Hameln
Dignilogue #5 on Day Three of our workshop
Continuing Connections: Dignity Now Groups for Developing Ongoing Dialogue


• DigniHost – Elaine Meis, supported by Linda Hartling, Janet Gerson, and Evelin Lindner
• Contributors: The Dignity Now New York Group & the Dignity Now Hameln (Hamelin) Group

• The Dignity Now New York City Group Presents Itself, Introduced by Linda Hartling, Elaine Meis, and Janet Gerson (Video)
• The Dignity Now Hameln Group Introduced by Evelin Lindner (Video)
• Contribution from Hameln: Dignity Now: Hameln Presents Good Ideas from the Past and the Future for a More Sustainable Future. Thoughts Are Unchained (Digniworld channel | HumanDHS channel, recorded in October and November 2020, finalized on November 21, 2020)
• Michael Boyer's Digniworld (Video)
• Ideas for the Future (Video)
• Photos (Video)

His Royal Highness Prince Hassan bin Talal: "Message to the World"
Video edited by Linda Hartling on January 3, 2021

See the original Video that His Royal Highness pre-recorded in the Majlis in Amman, Jordan, on December 10, 2020.

Prince Hassan bin Talal has served as the president of the Club of Rome from 1999 to 2007, the board of directors for the Center for Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution at the University of Oklahoma, the Parliament of Cultures, the Royal Jordanian Polo Club, and the International Tolerance Foundation for Humanities and Social Studies, and is honorary president of the Euro-Mediterranean Association for Cooperation and Development since 2012.
Prince Hassan bin Talal is a member of the Jordanian royal family, he is the brother of King Hussein, who was King of Jordan until his death in 1999, and he is the uncle of King Abdullah II, the present King of Jordan, who reigns since February 7, 1999.
Messages to the World
"Messages to the World" are a contribution to the World Dignity University Library of Ideas to be shared with the world and, hopefully, inspirational for future generations.

See more messages here
A big thank you to all
music, movement, and poetry contributors
throughout the workshop!

See more here



4th December 2020
Dearest Linda! Thank you so much for gathering us every week to prepare for our 35th Annual Conference in December 2020, which is our Seventeenth Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, December 10 – 12, 2020, titled "From a Virus Pandemic to a Pandemic of Dignity: How Can We Escape Complicity with Institutionalized Humiliation?" We had meetings on July 22, August 13, August 27, October 8, 2020 (see the photo), and almost every week since.
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From Humiliation to Dignity: For a Future of Global Solidarity — A Meta-Narrative for Times of Radical Transformation
Presentation prepared for the 17th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict that was originally scheduled to take place at Columbia University in New York City, in December 2020, but had to be conducted as a virtual gathering due to the coronavirus pandemic
The 2020 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict representing the 35th Annual HumanDHS Conference titled 'From a Virus Pandemic to a Pandemic of Dignity: How Can We Escape Complicity with Institutionalized Humiliation?' 10th–12th December2020
See the background text titled From Humiliation to Dignity: For a Future of Global Solidarity — A Meta-Narrative for Times of Radical Transformation
The video presentation of one hour and ten minutes was recorded on 17th November 2020 in Germany
See also a presentation with a similar title prepared for another conference on 13th December 2020, pre-recorded on 16th November 2020 in Germany, with one version of 25 minutes and a longer version of one hour

Abstract (short): The coronavirus pandemic represents an important turning point in the way human activities unfold on our planet. The virus makes it more palpable than ever before that the world has become a village, that we are all interconnected and interdependent. Never before has it been so clear that we must act together, and fast.

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13th November 2020
HEART-Talk on Transformation (starting at minute 51:00, see also here)
invited by Prof. Dr. Azza Karam, General Secretary of Religions for Peace
Virtual Interviewer: Mr. David Eades, Journalist, BBC
9:00–10:00 CET
Interviewees:
Prof. Evelin Lindner, Founding Director and President, Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies, GERMANY
Ms. Fatima Hallal, Junior Researcher, Hartford Seminary-Interreligious Relations; Member, International Youth Committee
Prof. Takaaki Ito, Professor of Spiritual Care, Program in Death and Life Studies, Graduate School of Applied Religious Studies, Sophia University

as part of:
1st Assembly on Women, Faith & Diplomacy — Keeping Faith and Transforming Tomorrow
This was the 1st Assembly on Women, Faith and Diplomacy on behalf of Religions for Peace (RfP) and its partners, the Foundation Peace Dialogue of the World Religions and Civil Society (Ring for Peace) and the Federal Foreign Office in Germany. The international Assembly entitled Keeping Faith and Transforming Tomorrow focussed on the nexus of gender, faith and diplomacy and was convened virtually from 10th–13th November 2020.

See a background text titled Heart-Talk on Transformation

See at the bottom the book covering the event that was published in 2021

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7th – 8th November 2020
What If? Ecovillage Solutions for Extraordinary Times (see the programme as Pdf)
is a two-day online gathering that seeks to explore the answers to the questions that define our ‘new normal’.

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3. November 2020
Baumdebatte im Wald Holtenser Landstraße: Kein „blanker Boden“ am Waldrand HAMELN. Das Thema mobilisiert: Dutzende Hamelner waren zum Außentermin der Hamelner Politik im Wald an der Holtenser Landstraße gekommen.
Evelins Reflexionen: Wenn nur das Holz gesunder Bäume profitabel ist, und das Beseitigen kranker Bäumer ein Verlustgeschäft, sind dann Argumente der Verkehrssicherheit und Artenvielfalt "Notausgänge", doch noch gesunde Bäume fällen zu können? Was muss geändert werden, wenn sich die Zerstörung der Umwelt kurzfristig "lohnt", deren Bewahrung aber nicht? Reicht es, Bewahrung in ein Produkt umzuwandeln und zu vermarkten, z.B. für Ökotourismus? Hat Alexander Neubacher Recht oder hat er Unrecht mit seinem Argument, dass wer das Klima schützen will, nicht gegen "Kapitalismus" demonstrieren sollte, sondern dafür? Wenn er Unrecht hat, was sind alternative Lösungsansätze?

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Message to the World, recorded on December 25, 2020
Linda Hartling in Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.
Evelin Lindner in Hamelin, Germany, Europe
Prepared for the 17th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict that was originally scheduled to take place at Columbia University in New York City, in December 2020, but had to be conducted as a virtual gathering due to the coronavirus pandemic
The 2020 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict representing the 35th Annual HumanDHS Conference titled 'From a Virus Pandemic to a Pandemic of Dignity: How Can We Escape Complicity with Institutionalized Humiliation?' 10th–12th December2020

• Please click on the picture above to see the link to the conference.




23rd and 26th and 30th October 2020

Message to the World, 30th October 2020 (in front of PowerPoint, see the photo on the right side)
(English, German/deutsch, Norwegian/norsk, French/français)
This is a 'message to the world' from Evelin Lindner, recorded in 30th October 2020, as contribution to the World Dignity University Library of Ideas to be shared with the world and, hopefully, inspirational for future generations. Please click here to read the text.

Message to the World, 26th October 2020 (without virtual background, see the photo in the middle)
(English, German/deutsch, Norwegian/norsk, French/français)



Message to the World, 23rd October 2020 (with white virtual background, see the photo on the left side)
(English, German/deutsch, Norwegian/norsk, French/français)


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8th October 2020
Dearest Linda! Thank you so much for gathering us every week to prepare for our 35th Annual Conference in December 2020, which is our Seventeenth Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, December 10 – 12, 2020, titled "From a Virus Pandemic to a Pandemic of Dignity: How Can We Escape Complicity with Institutionalized Humiliation?" We had meetings on July 22, August 13, August 27, October 8, 2020 (see the photo), and almost every week since.
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3rd October 2020
What a privilege to experience the Indian tradition of respect for the elders! Thank you so much, dearest Abhishek Kumar Jain, for showing your respect to my aged father of 94 so wonderfully!
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3rd October 2020
Dear Mano Souza, Dan Baron, and Sandro Ruggeri, thank you so much for convening such a wonderful Good Living Forum!

• Video recording
Coordenação do Fórum Bem Viver 2020 (Good Living Forum)

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2nd May and 26th September 2020
Thank you so much, dear Rosa Reinikainen, for your wonderful work!
HUMAN DIGNITY AND HUMILIATION - QUARTERLY DIALOGUE, Interdisciplinary Seminar, May 2nd (top screenshot), and September 26th (bottom screenshot), 10am-12pm (California time), convened by Rosa Reinikainen, Adjunct faculty member of the Western Institute for Social Research, where she graduated from the dignity course with Linda Hartling.
Rosa Reinikainen kindly explained on 1st May 2020:
We are so fortunate at WISR to be linked in with the global network of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies. Evelin Lindner and Linda Hartling have dedicated their lives to the important study of these dynamics. Understanding the dynamics of humiliation is critical to healing from these cycles and restoring our innate dignity. We live in a highly interconnected world. Humiliation cycles happen in a social, political, environmental, relational and interpersonal level, as well as an internal level. It is important to look at our participation in these systems. There is escalating social instability, political unrest, violent conflict, economic injustice, and climate change and now a pandemic, which is already increasing and exacerbating existing inequality. There are massive issues with Police murdering and targeting black and brown people. We are having increasing climate disruption leading to floods, wildfires earthquakes, and hurricanes In looking at these dynamics we can create the impetus to design innovative, sustainable, and mutually dignifying solutions to these problems. We will discuss how we can create systems that ensure equal dignity for all. This seminar is a discussion about Human Dignity and Humiliation. It is a ‘come-as-you-are’ discussion, meaning you do not need to have a deep understanding of these ideas. We have all had experiences that are relevant to the discussion. These dialogues can help create change. Come discuss human dignity and humiliation with me.
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16. September 2020
Ein grosses Danke an Dich, liebe Hannemarie, dass Du uns so wunderbar herumgeführt hast!
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16. September 2020
Ein großes Danke an Helmut Sobottka und Sabine Zeller, dass sie unsere DignityNowHameln Gruppe auf ihrem wunderbaren Marienhof in Esperde bei Hameln empfangen haben! Wir gratulieren zu dem neuen Lieberservice!
Danke, lieber Michael, dass Du so schöne Filmaufnahmen gemacht hast!
Ein kleines Tütchen Urucum aus dem Amazonas ist jetzt in Esperde!
Und ein kleines Schiffchen aus der Wurzel des Tonkabohnenbaumes!
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10th September 2020
Igniting Minds Lecture by Evelin Lindner
From Humiliation to Dignity: For a Future of Global Solidarity (original streaming | downloaded video | Pdf)
Jagran Lakecity University, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

Evelin Lindner's Igniting Mind Lecture for the 500 students at Jagran Lakecity University, Faculty of Law, Public Policy, and Humanities, in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India, 10th September 2020, 16.30 Indian Standard Time (13.00 Central European Time, 07:00 US/Eastern Time, 04:00 US/Pacific Time), as part of the 'International Igniting Minds Lecture Series'.

The convener of this event was Prof. Dr. Yogendra Kumar Srivastava, the Dean of the Faculty of Law, Public Policy, and Humanities, together with Professor of Management Abhishek Kumar Jain, who is the coordinator (JLU-SOL) of the International Igniting Minds Lecture Series. Dr. Katyayani Singh invited Evelin Lindner, she is an assistant professor at Jagran Lakecity University, teaching political science and history to the students of law. She was introduced to the dignity work by Prof. Dr. Anoop Swarup, Vice Chancellor of Jagran Lakecity University, and attended the 29th Annual Conference of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies titled 'Dignity in Times of Globalisation' in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, 16th – 19th August 2017.
The online platform had a capacity of 500 participants which where taken up by the student body of Jagran Lakecity University. The HumanDH network could invite 50 people to attend the online session.

Abhishek Kumar Jain kindly posted on Linkedin after the lecture:
Thanks a lot Dr. Evelin Lindner for such an eye opening session on Dignity and Humiliation Studies.
With a motto of providing a truly global perspective on thoughts that can change the world, JLU School of Law organized an International Igniting Minds Lecture by noted Psychologist and Transdisciplinary Scholar from Germany Dr. Evelin G. Lindner, Founding President and Director, Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies. Dr. Lindner in her intriguing address to the students offered a four-dimensional view on the concept of Human Dignity covering the Historical, Political, Social and Economic perspective. She termed humiliation as the originator of many conflicts that the world has seen so far. Dr. Lindner opined that human solidarity towards the dignified treatment of each other is the solution to overcome conflicts and make this world a better place to live. Dr. Lindner also talked about her initiative that has been nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize. Her lecture in this coveted lecture series is a testament of the vision of Jagran Lakecity University to produce professionals of future who shall make this globe a better place to live. We are thankful to Dr. Evelin G. Lindner for sparing her valuable time for our students.

See also 'JLU Bhopal hosts “International Igniting Minds Lecture Series 2020”', India Education Diary, 21st September 2020.

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20. August 2020
Diese Biogasanlage speist ca. 1,8 Mio. kWh Strom ein. Der erzeugte Strom reicht für ca. 1.800 Einwohner. D.h. ca. 16% der Einwohner von dem Ort. Dabei nutzt das BHKW nur 7.200 der 8.760 max. möglichen Betriebsstunden unter Voll-Last. Die Anlage ist in ein virtuelles Kraftwerk aus Sonne, Wind, Wasser und Biomasse eingebunden und kann durch Abschaltung bei Stromspitzen bzw. bei Mangel bei Windstille oder in der Nacht flexibel Energie liefern. Zusammen mit den anderen Erneuerbaren Energieanlagen in Aerzen ist eine autarke Energieversorgung von dem Ort somit möglich.
Vielen Dank, Oliver Nacke, dafür, uns diese innovative Arbeit zu zeigen, mit Silphium perfoliatum statt Mais!
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3rd August 2020
We had our Rakhi ceremony on video!
6,439 kilometres in geographical distance and zero distance in love!
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7th August 2017
With my dear brother Dr. Rajesh Dixit and my dear sister Dr. Amita Neerav, we had our Rakhi ceremony, or the bond of relationship between brothers and sisters, in Indore, Madhya Pradesh!
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12th July 2020
Humiliation to Dignity: Future of Global Solidarity (original streaming | downloaded video | Pdf)
E-Conclave invited by one of the leading schools of India, the Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vihar in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India, live on YouTube, Sunday, 12th July 2020, 12.00 Indian Standard Time (8.30 Central European Time, 02:30 US/Eastern Time, 23.30 Saturday, 11th July US/Pacific Time).

The inspirer of this event was the founder of the Renaissance University in Indore, Swapnil Kothari, the host of the 29th Annual Conference of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies, 16th - 19th August 2017 'Dignity in Times of Globalisation' (see the picture at the bottom!)
This is the message with which I ended this conversation:
As the world watches the heart-breaking coronavirus pandemic unfold, my hope is for an exponential change of heart so that global unity rooted in respect for local diversity becomes possible. The central question we face, which we must ask and answer together, remains:
How must we, humankind, arrange our affairs on this planet so that dignified life will be possible in the long term?
My message to the young students: Please honour the many dignifying traditions that grew within and out of India and let the world learn from YOU!
The African ubuntu philosophy says, umunthu ngamunthu ngabantu, or ‘a person is a person through other people.’
In India, Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam means The World is One Family, in Sanskrit वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम्, consisting of vasudhā, the earth, ēva, indeed, and kutumbakam, family.

In the 'quiz' at the end I mentioned Bertha von Suttner and Adi Shankaracharya and the 'Forest Acadamy' in the Himalayas. See also my list of past mentors.

See also:
• Humiliation to Dignity: Future of Global Solidarity: IANS Interview with Evelin Lindner after the E-Conclave with Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vihar in Indore, India (long original)
• 'Covid-19 Deepening Income Inequality, Depression: Psychologist Evelin Lindner', Daijiworld, 31st July 2020 (see also Pdf).
• 'Three Times Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Evelin G Lindner Graces First Edition of E-Conclave "SRIJAN" in Indore', PTI/NewsVoir, The Week, 31st July 2020 (see also Pdf).
• 'Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Evelin G. Linder Becomes a Part of E-conclave Srijan', by TNN, Times of India, 20th July 2020 (see also Pdf).
• 'Three Times Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Ms. Evelin G. Lindner Graces the First Edition of E-Conclave “SRIJAN” Organised by Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vihar, Indore,' by Sachin Murdeshwar, APN News, 16th July 2020 (see also Pdf).
• 'Three Times Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Evelin G. Lindner Graces the First Edition of E-conclave “SRIJAN”', Brainfeed Magazine, 17th July 2020 (see also Pdf).
• 'Evelin G. Lindner Attends the First Edition of e-Conclave “SRIJAN”', Media Catalyst, 18th July 2020 (see also Pdf).
• 'Three Times Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Ms. Evelin G. Lindner Graces the First Edition of E-conclave “SRIJAN” Organised by Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vihar, Indore', India Education Diary, 18th July 2020 (see also Pdf).
• 'Three Times Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Ms. Evelin G. Lindner Graces the First Edition of E-conclave “SRIJAN” Organised by Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vihar, Indore', Global Prime News, 16th July 2020 (see also Pdf).
• 'Three Times Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Evelin G. Lindner Graces the First Edition of E-conclave “SRIJAN” Organised by Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vihar, Indore', by Sachin Murdeshwar, Global Newz Service, 16th July 2020 (see also Pdf).
• 'Three Times Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Ms. Evelin G. Lindner Graces the First Edition of E-conclave “SRIJAN” Organised by Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vihar, Indore', Times Global News, 16th July 2020 (see also Pdf).

Background material:
From Humiliation to Dignity: For a Future of Global Solidarity – The Coronavirus Pandemic as Opportunity in the Midst of Suffering
Paper finalised on 2nd April 2020 in Germany, reprinted in TRANSCEND Media Service in May 2020, and in InterViews: An Interdisciplinary Journal in Social Sciences, in July 2020.

Our dear and beloved peace linguist Francisco Gomes de Matos from Recife in Brazil has kindly created the following rhymed reflections for this event:
On Global Identity
Do you want to have a Global Identity?
Learn to use the language of Dignity
What is a Global Identity?
An identity embedded in Peace and universal solidarity

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20th–30th May 2020
From Humiliation to Dignity: For a Future of Global Solidarity — The Coronavirus Pandemic as Opportunity in the Midst of Suffering
Evelin Lindner's contribution on 30th May 2020 to Panel 20 'Solidarity, Accessibility and Self', of the virtual conference The Psychology of Global Crises, convened by the American University of Paris, 20th–30th May 2020. Participants in this panel: Andrea C. Valente, Erinn C. Cameron & Fiona Cunningham, Gabriel Silva Xavier Nascimento, Sueli Salles Fidalgo & Eliezer Willian Simões Nascimento Xavier
Please see:
a preparatory 25 minutes presentation on 29th May 2020
a preparatory 60 minutes presentation on 29th May 2020
the final presentation of 35 minutes on 30th May 2020
the recording of the entire panel of 2.30 hours by the conference organisers
Croce, Paul (2021). 'William James and the Sustainable Transformation of Values, with a Case Study for Rethinking the American Dream'. In Human Arenas. doi: 10.1007/s42087-020-00170-2.
Global Pandemics and Epistemic Crises in Psychology : A Socio-Philosophical Approach, edited by Martin Dege and Strasser, Routledge, 2021.
See also Dege, Martin, and Irene Strasser (Eds.) (2021). Global pandemics and epistemic crises in psychology: A socio-philosophical approach. Abingdon-on-Thames: Routledge.
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13th May 2020
Nach Corona: Ein neues Miteinander! Vergiftetes Klima: Hass und Umweltzerstörung, Demütigung und Terror, eine explosive Mischung – und wie wir sie mit Würde entschärfen können (original streaming | downloaded video | vorbereitender Vortrag vom 20. April 2020).
Digitaler Vortrag mit Live-Diskussion in Hameln, Niedersachsen, Deutschland, 13. Mai 2020, 19:00–21:15, auf Eingeladung der Volkshochschule Hameln-Pyrmont, urprünglich geplant im Lalu, Hefehof 2, Hameln, aber wegen Corona online.
(Volkshochschulen or folk high schools are institutions for adult education in Europe, a concept originally inspired by the Danish writer, poet, philosopher, and pastor N. F. S. Grundtvig, 1783–1872). Sehen Sie die Einladung auf der VHS Seite. Unterstützer: amnesty international (ai) Hameln, ev.-luth. Kirchenkreis Hameln-Pyrmont. Die Veranstaltung ist kostenlos. Sehen Sie die Einladung in der Dewezet online, und in der Druckausgabe.
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Thank you so much, dear Ella Nygård, for creating such wonderful visualisations!
At the top, you see our New Beginning!
Evelin Lindner has coined the term dignism (dignity + ism) to describe a world where every new-born finds space and is nurtured to unfold their highest and best, embedded in a social context of loving appreciation and connection, where the carrying capacity of the planet guides the ways in which everybody’s basic needs are met. It is a world, where we unite in respecting human dignity and celebrating diversity, where we prevent unity from degrading into oppressive uniformity and keep diversity from sliding into hostile division.
Linda Hartling often concludes her emails with this sentence: Moving away from humiliation means moving toward mutuality in relationships.
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Poly Money Podcast
with Mel Wymore, Stefanie Overbeck and Riley Paul

Interview recorded with Evelin Lindner on December 1, 2019, in New York City, published on March 24, 2020.
Thank you so much, dear friends, for so lovingly including me in your world!
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On 11th March of 2020, I went to the End of the world!
11. mars 2020 var jeg ved Verdens ende sammen med min kjære Gerdelin Bodvin!
"The world's end" is a place that is located "at the southernmost tip of the island of Tjøme in Færder municipality, Norway. It is composed of various islets and rocks and is one of the most popular scenic spots in the area, with panoramic views of the Skagerrak and fishing facilities. It also has a replica of an old Vippefyr, an early type of beacon or lighthouse, erected in 1934. At Verdens Ende is the visitors' centre of Færder National Park, a large section of outer Oslofjorden; the national park covers 340 square kilometres of mainland, islands, skerries and sea bed in the municipality of Færder".
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10th March 2020: Hvilket privilegium å ha Ragnhild Nilsen og Anne-Katrine Hagelund som elskede søstre!
I had the great privilege of being together with my dear Ragnhild and our beloved and admired Anne-Katrine! We first met in 1994, which means that we celebrated our 25th jubilee in 2019!
Dearest Ragnhild and Anne-Katrine, please know that we all, our entire global dignity community, wish you the strength and inspiration you need for the next stages in your and our shared dignity mission!
YOU ARE BOTH AMAZING DIGNIFYING FORCES IN THE WORLD!
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It is such a privilege and honour to know Nora Sveaass! She is a clinical psychologist and now Professor emeritus at the Department of Psychology, University of Oslo. Nora was the head of the International Society for Health and Human Rights, and she took the initiative to establish Health and Human Rights Info (HHRI), which she chairs. Until 2013, she was a member of the UN Committee against Torture, now she is a member of the UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture. She has worked for many years with survivors of trauma and forced migration at Oslo University’s Psychosocial Centre for Refugees.
Nora has been honoured with many prizes and awards, among others, she received the 2018 human rights prize of the University of Oslo, and in 2019, she received the highest Norwegian honour, the St. Olavs Orden!
CONGRATULATIONS! CONGRATULATIONS! CONGRATULATIONS!
The Royal Norwegian Order of Saint Olav (Norwegian: Den Kongelige Norske Sankt Olavs Orden; or Sanct Olafs Orden, the old Norwegian name) is a Norwegian order of chivalry instituted by King Oscar I on 21 August 1847. It is named after King Olav II, known to posterity as St. Olav.
Thank you so much, dearest Nora, for welcoming me so lovingly into your family! This is an amazing gift to me!
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What a privilege and honour!
Deep Dao Dialogue on Ecological Masculinities with Paul Pulé, Martin Hultman, and Evelin Lindner
Taiji Centre in Oslo, Norsk Taiji Senter, Kirkegata 1-3, 0153 Oslo, Norway, 28th February 2020, 19.00. See also an invitation on Facebook.
See for recent publications by Hultman and Pulé:
Ecological Masculinities, 2018, London: Routledge
'Climate change denial and far-right nationalism'
– 'Feminist energy politics
- 'Politics at the End of the Anthropocene', Georgetown Journal of International Affairs (GJIA), April 20, 2020.

Video:
Deep Dao Dialogue

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28th February 2020, 10.15-14.00, 'Post-Conflict, Reconstruction, and Reconciliation. The Case of Rwanda'
closed lecture at the Department of Psychology, Harald Schjelderups hus, Forskningsveien 3, Oslo, Norway, followed by the students presenting their group work on Rwanda.
In June 2015, the 25th Annual Dignity Conference took place in Kigali, Rwanda.
It is a great privilege for me to be part of PSY4506 – Human Rights, Democracy and Reconstruction after Conflict; A community based approach, founded by Nora Sveaass and Inger Skjelsbæk, and now led by Sigrun Moss.
What an honour to meet wonderful students, among them "global minds" students. Please see the Master Programme Global Minds, and read its description: "Recent societal challenges such as Europe’s refugee crisis or the rise of political extremism call for experts to tackle pressing issues of mobility, inclusion and diversity. Our goal is to offer a timely master programme that responds to these needs".
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27th February 2020:
'On Dignity and Humiliation: The Case of the Amazon Rainforest'
Annual open lecture at the Department of Psychology at the University of Oslo in Norway, Harald Schjelderups hus, Forskningsveien 3, forsamlingssalen, 27th February 2020, 10.00-12.00.
We thank the Department of Psychology for the invitation and Lasse Moer for a fantastic video documentation.
See all of Evelin's 2020 talks (as planned before the Corona crisis unfolded) at https://conta.cc/2Tn531n.

It was wonderful to be surrounded by great researchers, students, and members of our dignity family, such as Lasse Moer, Lisbeth and Per Glad, Gerdelin BodvinFinn Tschudi, Rachel Aspögård, Rigmor Johnsen, Moa Myklebust, Lisa Gabrielsen, Tale Marie Simonsen, Kristin Øverås, and Urs Wenk-Wolff.
It was GREAT to have also you with us, dear Susanne, Henriette, and Marilena!
Susanne Normann, Doctoral Research Fellow - Centre for Development and Environment
Marilena Jüttemeier, Graduate Student at the Culture, Society & Behavior Research Lab at University of Oslo
Henriette Risvoll
, Head of Psykologistudenter Uten Grenser - Oslo, Psychology students without borders - Oslo

• Video
• On Dignity and Humiliation: The Case of the Amazon Rainforest (UiO Podcast edition | YouTube edition)
• A greeting to the Amazon, recorded at the end of Evelin Lindner's annual lecture
Thank you, dear Lasse Moer, for the wonderful video-recording!





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It is always such a joy to come home to the Department of Psychology at the University of Oslo! The inspiration and support that I have received here since 1997 is priceless! I consider myself to be a global ambassador for the Norwegian cultural heritage of likeverd (equal dignity), and dugnad (solidarity), both local and global (Nansen passet).
It was wonderful to be with (from left top) Bjørn Lau, Vibeke Moe, Jon Monsen, Ole André Solbakken, Beate Seibt, Ingela Lundin Kvalem, Anne-Kari Torgalsbøen, and Nora Nord Rydningen. My great gratitude goes also the wonderful administration (from left middle): Nicklas Viki, Svein Milde, Ingalill Herstad, Anica Munir, Vibeke Wilhelmsen, and Enrique de Porras Jordan, the soul of the institute!
I had the privilege of meet up with many more, who are not on the pictures.
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The inspiration and support that I have received from the Department of Psychology at the University of Oslo since 1997 is priceless!
You might like to see a video that I made to honour my wonderful doctoral advisor Reidar Ommundsen!
Do We Need Concepts such as Humiliation, Dignity, and Respect to Understand Majority/Minority Relations?
Video made on 10th May 2012 in the Valle de las Animas (Valley of the Souls) near La Paz, Bolivia, as a contribution to the seminar "Majority and Immigrants: Social Psychological Aspects" that was to be held on 31st May 2012 at the Department of Psychology in honour of Reidar Ommundsen.




How can we ever adequately thank Egil Telle and his colleagues for their ongoing support for our global dignity work!
It would not be possible without them! Our unending gratitude goes to you, dear Egil and Øivind Hoff, Per-Ole Bjørnstad, Alan Serhan, and Simon Wolff!
On 23rd February 2017, it was a great privilege for Egil Telle and me to honour Øivind Hoff for his extraordinary contributions to the global dignity work with his wonderful wide expertise in information technology! You will be so missed, dear Øivind!
Øivind Hoff
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Coming home to Oslo means the world to me!
First, allow me to thank Magnus Haavelsrud, Nora Sveaass, and Gerdelin Bodvin for so lovingly including me in their homes!
Allow me to offer my deep gratitude to all of my dear family members, from left top: Magnus Haavelsrud, Nina Witoszek, my dear Klempe family with Hroar and Oda, Barbro Bakken, Anne Lene Hompland, Henriette Risvoll, Mette Schmidt, Fanny Duckert, Guri and Esben Østbye, and, finally, Lisbeth and Per Glad, together with our dear Gerdelin!
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7th March 2020: Coming home to Oslo means for me many things, among them saying "hello" to its lovely streets, here in Briskeby.
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24th Februar 2020: Coming home to Oslo means many things for me, among them saying "hello" to all the places I love, for example, its townhall, or rådhuset. See Henrik Sørensen's decoration in the Oslo City Hall!
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18. Januar 2020
Ein grosses Danke an Hannemarie Düvel, dass sie und ihr Mann uns in ihrem Wohnzimmer in Esperde empfangen haben! Danke, lieber Mathias, dass Du einen so schönen Film gemacht hast!
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15th January 2020: Thank you so much, dear Andrea Brenker-Pegesa, for inviting me!
"Der brennende Regenwald – und was wir damit zu tun haben"
Talk in Hamelin, Lower Saxony, Germany, in the Pavillon of Radio Aktiv, invited by Andrea Brenker-Pegesa, Chairwoman of BUND Hameln-Pyrmont (BUND stands for Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland or Friends of the Earth Germany, and is one of Germany's largest environmental protection organisations).
See the announcement on the BUND site and as Pdf.

Video:
Der brennende Regenwald – und was wir damit zu tun haben (Video)
Incorporated videos:
The Babaçu Palm and Its Beetle Larva Gongo in Vila Praia Alta on Ilha do Praia Alta in the river Tocantins near Marabá in the Amazonian State of Pará, Brasil
Urucum Vila Praia Alta + Ver-o-peso
The World Dignity University Initiative in Vila Praia Alta
• Evelin Lindner's Message to the City Council of Marabá
• The Amazon Day at the Parliament of Pará State in Belém: Deputado Dirceu Ten Caten invited Evelin Lindner
Evelin Lindner on Combú island

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