Blog of Dooitze de Jong

About me

My name is Dooitze de Jong. I am twenty-seven years old. I’m of Dutch nationality and of Frisian heritage. I was raised in the Netherlands our family moved to South Africa in 2011. Eventually, I moved back to Europe in 2016 to study theology and work at Socires, an independent think tank in The Hague as programme assistant since July 1, 2022. Meanwhile I am finishing my master’s thesis and regularly preach at churches. I am passionate about culture, politics, jurisprudence and economics. I am experienced in media production and computer technology, of the latter mostly system management and repair.

Education

In 2019, I graduated in Theology and Religious Studies at the Evangelische Theologische Faculteit, Leuven with a BA. I currently pursue a master’s degree, specialising in theology and economics, and Bible Translation into Western Frisian. To that end, I studied Translation Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) and audited the course in Advanced Western Frisian at the University of Amsterdam (UvA).

Work

I work at Socires as programme assistant for the policy programme Rijnlands Denken en Doen (Rhineland Thought and Action). The Rhinland school of thought is an arrangement of State, society and economics (“humane capitalism”) that could possibly serve as alternative for neoliberalism. The objective of the programme is to “discuss and assess the value of the Rhineland thinking for current societal issues and relations.” In practice, I write and redact publications and prepare for activities such as dialogues between societal players (government, corporations, co-operations, financials, labour unions, and others). I also work towards the financial sustainability of the think tank and to that end the communication and public relations (websites and newsletter among others).

Other activities are Bible Translation into the minority language Western Frisian and I help produce livestreams, and recordings of lectures, conferences and podcasts.

I regularly preach in a variety of different churches in English, Frisian and Dutch and want to preach more frequently this upcoming year 2023. If you would like to learn whether I would qualify to lead a service at your church, please send me an e-mail: dooitze@dooitzedejong.com. I look forward to hear from you!

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