Methods

The forms in which we are constituted as individuals and in groups (with a determined cultural mark and systems of beliefs) and the consistent relation we establish with persons from other cultural marks and/or systems of different beliefs or the way we constitute ourselves as individuals which participate actively in the practice of rights as local and global persons, are social and cultural constructions, historically embedded, which we reproduce in everyday life and which are imposed to us as ethical and political imperatives. They have to be modified when they reproduce racism, inequality or if they contribute to injustice. Thus, we suggest a methodology based on the conviction that these practices are fruits of a social and cultural system, historically routed, meaning, socially built and that they are to be transformed as much as possible. From a constructivist conception we underline the importance of language in order to form our ideas, our systems, our beliefs which inevitably guide and constitute our practices and social relations. By deconstructing the comfortable status quo, we intend to contribute to constructively making people aware of the problems in order to create a state of reflection to generate new forms of believes regarding the three subjects, we are dedicated to: the equality in chances, intercultural dynamics and opportunities to develop for every individual (surpassing the liberal-positivist conception of citizenship). By transforming our beliefs and by drawing the attention towards what we think to be normal or natural, we will inexorably change our practices. We are aware that the mere transformation of our forms to believe as individuals is not sufficient. Also do social institutions reproduce emphatically those practices: One's family, private companies, religious institutions, associations, state organisations, and the media.