Organisation

The AndarLucia Foundation is a non-profit organisation.

The Foundation is lead by the Board of the Foundation. The vision of the Foundation is supported by a Committee of Recommendation.

You can request the Statutes of the Foundation from the Board.

Committee of recommendation

The AndarLucia project is supported by an international Committee of Recommendation.

Prof. Dr. Herman H.F. Wijffels

"AndarLucia is a project that can serve as an example for what has to be done on a much larger scale in many regions. That is: investing in its ecological, social and economic vitality. That is why I support this project and that is why I recommend the help of external parties and financial means".

 

Prof. dr. H.H.F. (Herman) Wijffels is a Dutch economist. He held various leading positions, such as chairman of the Executive Board of Rabobank, chairman of the SER, Dutch administrator at the World Bank in Washington and he was chairman of Natuurmonumenten.

In addition, he laid the foundation for the Balkenende IV cabinet as informateur.

He is currently co-chair of Worldconnector and professor of Sustainable and Social Change at the Utrecht Sustainability Institute.

Paul de Blot SJ - Honorary Professor business spirituality at Nyenrode Business University

I support the foundation AndarLucia for the following reasons:

 

When establishing the European Community in Maastricht, I emphasized the importance of taking into account cultural differences in addition to economic and legal interests. I then lectured the pitfalls of intercultural management, because on the other side of the cultural boundary people think differently, feel, deal with each other differently, make different decisions and work together in a different way.

Religious struggles are not so much about religion itself, but especially about cultural values.

The AndarLucia project is interesting as an example of how cultural cooperation can not only take place in a harmonious way, but also brings growth and development.

This project can mainly be a pilot project for growth and development, based on intercultural cooperation and inspiration, on the way to world peace.

Prof. Paul de Chauvigny de Blot, spent 5 years in a Japanese concentration camp. He followed several studies in Indonesia and Europe. After practical experience in Israel and Lebanon, among others, he worked as a teacher of philosophy, political theory, religious studies and ecological technology at the state university in Yogyakarta. He devoted himself to human rights and political victims of the (failed) coup of Suharto in 1965. In 2004 he obtained his PhD at Nyenrode Business University in business administration, after which he became professor in organizational innovation in 2006, with the chair of Business Spirituality. He wrote several books on this subject. In Indonesia he published on ecological technology, psychology and business administration, including a three-part series of psychology from Indonesian thinking.

Since 2008 Paul has been writing an article about Business Spirituality on his weblog www.pauldeblot.nl every two weeks. Paul de Blot is still active in his professorship Business Spirituality and in the pastoral care for sick, students and Indonesians.

In November 2009 Paul de Blot was appointed Knight in the Order of Orange Nassau at the dies natalis of the Nyenrode Business University, Breukelen.

Paul de Blot was appointed Honorary Professor on 1 July 2010. The title honorary professor is in principle granted for life to (emeritus) professors of Business University Nyenrode, who have distinguished themselves in social and/or scientific fields. Paul de Blot is the first professor to receive such an appointment at Nyenrode.

Sanneke Bolhuis

Sanneke about the foundation AndarLucia and the importance of consciousness on 'why do we think as we think?', 'how do prejudices arise?' and 'the importance of getting to know "the other"':

"AndarLucia aims to bring people from different backgrounds into contact with each other and to experience how different cultures have their own beauty and value. That is a wonderful way to learn from each other and to bridge differences between them. The ancient Greeks advised 'Know yourself'. In this time it must certainly be supplemented: 'Know yourself and the other person'. It seems that we are increasingly avoiding and fighting 'the other', while our mutual dependency has never been so great worldwide. It is high time to look for ways in which we can have positive contacts with 'the other' - from a different culture, a different socio-economic group, with a different philosophy of life, a different skin color, or in any case 'different'.

We have more and more scientifically based knowledge of both the human nature and cultures and the history of man. I therefore advocate using that knowledge - for a better world. That is why I wholeheartedly support the AndarLucia foundation.

Why do we sometimes find it so difficult to get to know 'the other'? How do we get our views and habits? To our prejudices? What pitfalls are there in our thinking? And how do we learn to deal with this better? For those who want to know more about it, I wrote a piece for the Andarlucia website 'Living together in a world full of diversity'. "

 

Sanneke studied pedagogy and education, advised the national government on adult education and promoted on people's actions and thoughts. Why do we do what we do and do we think what we think? She was a lecturer at Fontys Lerarenopleidingen Tilburg, a researcher / lecturer at Radboud UMC Nijmegen and held various board positions. Sanneke was involved in research and in European projects in education and was a member of the NRO Steering Group (National Education Research Institute).

Jacob Slavenburg

"I support St. Andar Lucia because where cultures influence each other, a field of beauty manifests itself. The only religion is to be a good person. The AndarLucia foundation is committed to this."

 

Jacob Slavenburg is a Dutch cultural historian, who has gained fame through his books on early Christian movements, written from a contemporary esoteric world view. He is a co-translator of the Nag Hammadi writings from English to Dutch. 

Jacob studied religious history and specialized in gnostics. He is known in the Netherlands for a large number of books on Christianity, mysticism, esoteric movements, spirituality and gnosis.

Jacob gives many lectures, courses "Western Esotericism and Spirituality" and provides seminars for, among others, the Jungian Institute in Nijmegen, where he is also a lecturer. He is also a lecturer at the Psychosocial programs in Utrecht and the Hogeschool voor Geesteswetenschappen, also in Utrecht.

The way of self-knowledge is the only way to come to God's knowledge, says Slavenburg.

Senne Peeters

sennepeeters@gmail.com

"I am enthusiastic about the project because I am convinced of the message of solidarity that AndarLucia propagates. I believe that the history of Al-Andalus can play an important role in the further creation of cultural inspiration and connection.

During my study at the University of Salamanca, I visited Granada for the first time. Her beauty and the experience of an overwhelming historical sensation fascinated me. A few years later I decided to move to Granada. In Granada I work as a city guide and as a guide to the exhibition 'Madinat Garnata' about the history of Granada from the eleventh to the fifteenth century. In this exhibition, located in a former fourteenth century caravanserai, the Corral del Carbon, I got to know the initiators of the foundation AndarLucia."

Senne Peeters is a historian from Belgium, who lives and works in Granada. He studied history in Leuven, Salamanca and Moscow. His master thesis dealt with the concept of historical empathy, about how emotional and rational empathy can help to better understand and explain history.

Janny de Moor

"AndarLucia, a great initiative! Those who strive for cultural integration can enjoy the period that AndarLucia wants to bring back to life, and that food culture is so important, will amaze many."

 

After the whole Maghreb was taken by Muslims they came from Morocco to Spain (711). That conquest did not mean that Jews and Christians had to give up everything. No, even the viticulture, prohibited within Islam, they were allowed to continue. Like even! Jewish and Arabic poets from the tenth century, the 'Golden Age', hymn the many wine parties in paradise gardens or near the rivers Ebro or Quadalquivir, festivals that sometimes lasted all nights. The writer Razi of the same time, as a devout Muslim, piously shares that: 'Spain is generous with silk, sweet with honey, perfectly with sugar, lit by candles from beeswax, variegated in oil, joyous in saffron'. The capital city of Al-Andalus, Seville, became legendary culinary: 'If you are looking for milk from a bird? By Allah, you will find it in Seville! "In other words: you can not think of it as such in the culinary field, or it is for sale there!

To this day there are Spanish dishes that are directly from this time. A few examples. The very famous escabeche (from a Persian word sikbaadsj); the Andalusian asparagus soup; nougat, marzipan, spinach with raisins and pine nuts in Catalonia, the paella and zarzuela with saffron. Very striking is the Andalusian alboronia, a ratatouille that bears the name of the daughter-in-law of Harun al-Rashid. And then the 'tapas'. Absolutely inspired by the 'mezze' of the Middle East ...

Janny de Moor studied Classical Languages ​​(Greek and Latin) and Semitic Languages ​​(Arabic, Hebrew, Aramaic) in Amsterdam. Janny is a culinary journalist and photographer. She has 30 cookbooks to her name and publishes regularly in the newspaper Trouw. In 2004 Janny de Moor received the prestigious Wina Born award for her entire oeuvre and in particular for her book Wine in the kitchen.

Janny was chief editor of European Cookery: Tradition and Innovation. For this book she worked with chefs and culinary authors in all countries of the European Union.

Her most successful work was the Great Arabic cookbook, for which she visited many countries of the Middle East. Janny used old documents for this book, which are sometimes more than 4500 years old. On the one hand, the book contains a lot of information, on the other hand Janny has managed to preserve the atmosphere of the 1001 night. Arabian cooking is frugal with meat and energy, which is compensated by a highly intelligent use of vegetables, herbs and spices. The Arabic kitchen may therefore be recommended as an environmentally friendly and healthy way of preparing food.

Both Arabic, Jewish and Christian cuisine have had a great deal of influence on each other. In particular, the Jewish kitchen, which in itself has been exceptionally international by the diaspora. This does not alter the fact that these three religions have lived together peacefully in Spain and have developed a beautiful food culture. In particular, the Moors had a major cultural influence on the later emergence of Europe.

Hidde de Brabander

Hidde is a man in whom chocolate flows through the veins.

In his book Patisserie Hidde explains that art, baking processes, chemistry, mathematical formulas and three-dimensional forms come together in his creations.

After having had an artist's dream for years, Hidde made his decision at the age of 14, thanks to Jan Bronswijk, the baker across the street from his parental home: he would become a pastry chef. And that happened. His adventure led to gastronomy and Hidde became chef-Patissier at Landgoed Duin and Kruidberg in Santpoort and swung the scepter over the desserts of the three-Michelin-star restaurant Parkheuvel in Rotterdam and De Librije in Zwolle. Hidde started in 2010 his own patisserie label Dreams of Magnolia. In 2018 Hidde won the coveted title of Master Patissier, becoming the third patissier to carry this title.

Hidde has written many columns and articles in subject-related magazines, is a guest lecturer at schools and can be seen on television on a weekly basis, including in Masterchef.

Sheik Ibrahim al Hawa

Sheik Ibrahim Ahmad Abu el-Hawa is involved in a large number of peaceful coexistence projects. "God brought you here to show we are all one, all the children of our own God. We are all guests on earth and we must live in peace, harmony and love together ".

 

The sheik is the head of a tribe that has been living on the Olive mountain for hundreds of years. Within the Christian, Jewish and Muslim culture, the tribe of Sheik Ibrahim Ahmad Abu el-Hawa has been a protector and physical key keeper for their shrines on and around the Mount of Olives and the Temple Mount.

The sheik unconditionally strives for peace between these cultures. He summons and deals with attacks in and around Jerusalem in a joint prayer. "Love your neighbor" is the sentence contained in the Torah, Bible and Qur'an. "That", says Ibrahim el-Hawa, "is the most important starting point that, through its practical implementation, will ultimately lead to peace. We are all twigs on the same tree and have the same roots, according to the Sheik."

Rob Schrama

"For anyone who wants to find spirituality, inspiration and enlightenment in Andalusia, "AndarLucia" has created a place to come home. The beauty of Moorish, Christian and Jewish culture comes together in culinary delight, music, dance, art, lectures and workshops, which inspire visitors and get into their hearts. "

 

"The first time I arrived in Andalusia, in 1974, hitchhiking through Europe, I saw the intense beauty of many ancient cultures in a rugged landscape under a scorching sun, I felt a call to other continents and I realized to be at a cutting edge to other dimensions.

I regularly returned to Andalusia to seek silence and tranquility, to get in touch with what is greater than myself, to receive visions and to be inspired by colors and reliefs that I could incorporate in my visual art. .

Rob Schrama, artist

Rob organizes events around the world to promote peace by bringing art 'in action'.

Dr. Irene Rimer Ph.D., Philosopher, Flamenco artist and Teacher

"This project brings together the pioneers of a society where personal and cultural walls will be no more."

 

"It is through harmony that we will attain equilibrium, and peace on earth. The ancients left us their knowledge of the universal laws, and the wisdom of numbers from where all else comes, as from the white light all other colors are manifested. This knowledge has been kept for us through the ages, and resides within some of the old cultures and traditions."

Shahrzad Awyan

"Because I can hear it back and forth from my bones to my soul and vice-fresh; that this project, AndarLucia, is to support the new Dawn, the Golden era of Khipper (the awakening of our complete senses and awareness). There are more projects like this; however, I never realized that in a project that the AndarLucia Project. Because the people who founded this project, really know what they are talking about ."

Shahrzad Awyan (Cairo, Egypt) is the first female wisdomkeeper from a long tradition of wisdomkeepers in ancient Khemit (Egypt). Her father, Hakim Awyan, passed on the oral tradition to the many people he accompanied on trips through Egypt. A large number of these old wisdoms have been recorded in books. When Hakim died in 2008, he passed on the title of wisdomkeenper to his daughter Shahrzad: "The time has come for women to become the holders of wisdom and to pass it on." The golden age of Kheper has arrived where the feminine energy will bring the male energy into balance. " Shahrzad accepted this important task in gratitude and is aware of the importance of the role of female energy on the road to world peace.

 

Gerko Tempelman

www,gerkotempelman.nl

Andarlucia Foundation revives old times - times where we can take an example today. As part of the Arab Empire, Al-Andalus was known in the Middle Ages for its favorable climate for science and tolerance. Not always, but often. It has become a forgotten history that we need to take up again, to cope with the current impasse in interreligious dialogue, the problem of filter bubbles and the threat to free thinking. And how is that better to do, than to go back to Andalusia, literally? As someone who frequently lectures about the science and philosophy of Andalusia, I support this foundation warm heartedly..

 

As a ZZP philosopher, Gerko likes to explain 'things' clearly. Even if he himself has no clue whatsoever. Right then actually. He travels throughout the country as a teacher.

This often concerns ideas about history: how people come to think as they think. You and me, for example. Donald Trump too. But also Muslims in the medieval Arab Empire. Super-exciting. And real, by the way.

Gerko works as a philosophical dramaturge at Theater Company McKassett, develops philosophy modules for secondary schools and in 2018 his book was published: 'ongeneeslijk religieus' (incurably religious).

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