Caring for the soul of the world, caring for the soul of humanity
Bruna Kadletz is a former dentist from Brazil who shifted to sacred activism, public speaking, and writing. She is passionate about caring for the soul of the world and the soul of humanity through bringing together spiritual awareness and humanitarian work. She has a particular connection with Sufism and interest in meditation, seeking balance between silence, retreats, and outer action.
Bruna holds an MSc in Sociology and Global Change from the University of Edinburgh, with focus on forced displacement and climate change. As part of her Master´s programme, she carried out field research with refugees in South Africa. Since then, she has visited and connected with displaced communities in several countries, including South Africa, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Turkey, Greece, Serbia, France, Italy, the UK, Germany, and Brazil.
Bruna Kadletz is an Associate Fellow of St. Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, in London.
“Selfless service is a foundational spiritual quality that is necessary to help humanity at this time of transition. Any real “leader” is one who is in service to the needs of the whole.”
She facilitates workshops, trains volunteers and lectures on the theme of forced displacement and her experiences from the field. In February 2017, Bruna had the honour to address the Scottish Parliament, calling for more action concerning the refugee plight in Europe.
Bruna designed and co-founded Circles of Hospitality, an organisation which develops social, cultural and educational initiatives for refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable immigrants in Florianópolis, Brazil. Central to Circles of Hospitality work is the regeneration of a culture of hospitality and peace in times of intolerance and xenophobia. The Canadian Consulate in Brazil and Cáritas support one of the organisation´s most recent initiatives – “Circles of Collaboration”, which focuses on skills development, empowerment and professional capacitation for refugee women.
She is the author and protagonist of the documentary: Wayfarers: on the road of our shared humanity, directed by the Irish award-winning filmmaker, Alan Gilsenan.