European Conference


Speakers: Celebrants and celebrant trainers from Switzerland (Fr/De), UK, Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, as well as a ritual artist

Presentations: English and French with printed résumés in German

Location: Impact HUB Genève - just behind the main train station

Cost: covers materials, coffee breaks and light lunch

CHF 100.- for payment at the door


10.00 Welcome - Bienvenu - Willkommen > Jeltje Gordon-Lennox and Thomas Wegmüller

Four case studies of contemporary secular ritualising

  1. -Naming ceremony > Julien Abegglen CH

  2. -Confirmation ceremony > Nina Faartoft DK

  3. -Wedding ceremony > Andrés Allemand Smaller CH

  4. -Memorial & Wedding in one ceremony > Isabel Russo GB

Sens and senses in ritualmaking > Johanna Neussl AT and Susanna Näf Albrecht CH

Discussion > Thomas Wegmüller CH

12.00 - 13.00 Lunch at the HUB

Meeting the Need for Contemporary Secular Ritual - Jeltje Gordon-Lennox CH with Isabel Russo

Conversation with a Ritual Artist - Ida van der Lee (NL) with Christine Behrend - GB/CH

Participative Ritualization - Ida van der Lee (NL) 

Reflexion and discussion

Book launch: Crafting Secular Rituals. A Practical Guide (2016) Jessica Kingsley Publishers from Jeltje Gordon-Lennox

17.00 Closure > Jeltje Gordon-Lennox and Thomas Wegmüller

Genève / HUB / gare / 16 nov 2016 / 10 - 17.30 h / Organisation: Ashoka / inspirieren /inscription