Axcent

Since 2004, we have been committed to dialogue and cooperation between religions and convictions in Brussels.

Axcent works on dialogue between, and within, religious and convictional communities in Brussels.

  • At Axcent we don’t enter into theological or philosophical debates. Instead, we choose to focus our efforts on cooperation and exchange around social themes and existential questions, accessible to everybody.
  • Over the years, Axcent has become a house of trust for everyone who cares about meaning, identity and social cohesion, whatever their age.

How? Through a multi-faceted approach

  • Axcent organises activities, projects, visits, discussion groups and trips that enable people to explore individually and collectively questions of life and meaning.
  • Axcent produces films, discussion documents, city games and other educational tools to guide users through a complex society in which religions and philosophical convictions are more relevant than ever.
  • Axcent nurtures reflection on opportunities, possibilities and limits of dialogue between religions and convictions.
  • Axcent raises awareness within the authorities, civil society level and communities about the significance of religion and ideology in society.

With whom?

  • With believers, atheists, doubters, seekers, cultural services, community centres, youth movements, poverty associations, museums, synagogues, churches, mosques, free-thinkers’ associations, temples, pagodas, teachers, pupils, students, professors, the young, the old...

A selection of what we offer

  • DVD “Ik levensbeschouw jou”: Young people talking about convictions and dialogue
  • BXL City Game: Explore your own city and get to know Brussels and its multifaith makeup (in collaboration with JES vzw)
  • Annual commemoration of those who died on the streets of Brussels: Convictional communities bid farewell to the homeless who died on the streets (in collaboration with the collective "Morts de la rue")
  • Workshops on topics like violence or economic justice
  • Dialogue journey to Auschwitz: Even in places of human suffering will we not shy away from dialogue
  • Visits to religious and convictional meeting places
  • Meals, concerts and museum visits: Culinary, musical and aesthetic pleasure brings people together in their diversity