Join A Good Society Readings Circle in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

  • Physical | Event
  • Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Themes & Topics

Humanities & Social Sciences


Social Impact


Life Skills


About the Experience

Duration: 2 hours

No prior experience required

Up To 5 Learners
Languages: English, Malay


About Good Society Circle "Underlying much of the division in the world today is a weakening ‘muscle’ for dialogue - the capacity to truly listen to “the other" with an open mind while staying connected at the level of the heart. The Good Society Circle exists to provide individuals with a ‘practice field’ to strengthen this muscle and expand their thinking and perspective on some of the key fault-lines in society." - Arhan Bezbora About Good Society Readings Kota Kinabalu A local Good Society Reading circle in Kota Kinabalu, hosted by locals. Each circle will be held somewhere in downtown Kota Kinabalu: sometimes at the latest coworking space in town, other times, a café, bistro, alfresco bar, and other places where discussions can take place intimately. You will have read the reading material which will be emailed or WhatsApped to you upon your booking being confirmed. You may have to pay for your own drinks or entrance fees depending on the location of the particular circle you are attending. At the beginning of the circle, there will be an ice breaker and norm-setting to set the rules of engagement around 15 minutes. The discussion ensues for about 60 minutes. Then closing to wrap things up for about 15 minutes. At the end of each circle, it is hoped that you would gain insights into others' perceptions of the same reading materials and understand different point of views and a deeper understanding of yourself as a person who can turn the future into a gift to yourself and humanity.


How to prepare

Each circle meet will be a discussion on the session's reading material. Once your booking is confirmed we will email / WhatsApp the reading material to you. We read local and global contents on alternate fortnights. The global contents are based on Acumen Academy's module on moral leadership based on the themes in Jacqueline Novogratz's book, Manifesto for a Moral Revolution. The local content is primarily reading materials sourced from Malaysia or Asia, but sometimes also include those from other parts of the world that is not from the global content. The readings are not very long. Sometimes it is a chapter from a book, or an essay, or poems. You must come with your own thoughts about the reading material and ready to share your discoveries from reading the material beforehand, and with an open mind and heart to listen to others' views.

The host will provide

  • reading materials