Multiple Identities

Multiple identities

Some of us proudly claim specific genders, ethnicities, religions, sexualities, abilities; some of us prefer not to use labels; some of us are more comfortable with a spectrum and assert the right to reclaim old terms or invent new language to name ourselves.

We understand that conflict that arises on the journey of defining our identities is food that can nourish our appetite for understanding and remembering. We embrace the complexity of truth, strive to be self-aware and to communicate courageously, and listen humbly and deeply to what it means to be me, and what it means to be you. The CEC Retreat is a powerful weekend of storytelling, sharing, and connecting around issues of identity and belonging.

“How can there be peace without people understanding each other; and how can this be if they don’t know each other?”

— Lester B. Pearson, former Canadian Prime Minister and UWC supporter