Festspielhaus Hellerau

Beirut - Baghdad - Paris

„It is not Paris we should pray for.

It is the world.

It is a world in which Beirut, reeling from bombings two days before Paris, is not covered in the press.

A world in which a bomb goes off at a funeral in Baghdad and not one person's status update says "Baghdad", because not one white person died in that fire.

Pray for the world that blames a refugee crisis for a terrorist attack.

That does not pause a differentiate between the attacker and the person running from the very same thing you are.

Pray for a world where people walking across countries for months, their only belongings upon their backs, are told they have no place to go.

Say a prayer for Paris by all means, but pray more, for the world that does not have a prayer for those who no longer have a home to defend.

For a world that is falling apart in all corners, and not simply in the towers and cafes we find so familiar.“

Karuna Ezara Parikh

Europäisches Zentrum der Künste Dresden