The Nemr Institute began with one idea in mind: Everything happens within the context of a relationship. It is in relationship then, when things intersect, that we can really discover the dynamics of culture, identity, faith, and love. We’re here to ask the big questions, knowing full well that we may never find the complete answer, but that we must ask the question.
Historically, the place where most people and ideas intersected was the public square. A shared space that, to varying degrees, allowed for the exchange of ideas, cultural traditions, and trade. In the current urban culture, the public square as it was once known is hidden, if at all existent. To allow for the kind of cultural exchange that is needed for societal flourishing the public square must be re-created, and it’s ethic must be re-discovered. Through small gatherings, workshops, and collaborative projects, the Nemr Institute will aim to create spaces that allow relationships and our awareness of them to flourish.