On Friday 21st April 2017, Cyrenians CEO Ewan Aitken was a guest speaker at the 2nd TEDxQMU event. The theme of the event was “Our Transgenerational World”, and other guest speakers included: Mr Chris Pointon, Mr Jim Mather, Mr Matthew McVarish, Mr Thilo Kroll, Ms Kate Skinner & Ms Jan Dewing.
Ewan presented his talk titled,”The Journey from Exclusion to Inclusion is an Inner Journey”.
“The human condition is to be in relationship. We are not autonomous beings, ever alone and unconnected to neighbour. It is in relationship that we find out who we are as individuals. It is in relationship that transformation and hope is nurtured and life becomes meaningful. For those on the edge of life, of society, the primary barrier to feeling of belonging is the lack of opportunity and sometimes capacity to be in relationship. The journey from exclusion to inclusion is an inner journey, a journey of the soul, but it is not a journey we take alone.”