Activities and Methodology

Activities and Methodology

1. Pre-forum Workshop

There will be a pre-forum organized for an Ignatian Family encounter from January 16-19 2007. This will provide a platform for a deeper reflection and exchange on Ignatian spirituality and values as well as on specific social issues of concern for Africa and the entire globe as well. It will be an opportunity to share experiences on regional problems from a local and global perspective thanks to the participation of African and non-African delegates. The pre-forum will be also be an occasion to strengthen our networking and make our social apostolate more effective and relevant to the challenges of the times.

2. Ignatian Family at the WSFIn order to foster dialogue and sharing among IF members the delegation will be hosted in one single venue and will meet daily to discuss and share lessons learned and experiences of the WSF. There will also be daily meetings to reflect on the daily events of the day and the Ignatian calling in social ministries. The Ignatian Family will participate in events organized by other institutions and organization. The family will be part of the larger Catholic coordination body and will mutually participate in each other’s activities.

3. Presentation of a joint Seminar/Workshop at the WSF

The Ignatian Family will have a Workshop/Seminar (3 hours) presentation on one of the days of the WSF. This event will be officially registered with the organisation of the WSF. The presentation will be based on the five thematic discussions at the pre-forum. The five topics at the pre-forum will provide the case studies for reflecting on the emerging spirituality (and values) for social action. This will contribute to the public debate on social issues and gain mileage on the visibility of Ignatian institutions and their activities.

The following table summarises the activities planned during the coming WSF at Nairobi.

Jesuit Ignatian Family encounter

World Social Forum, Nairobi 2007

 

Activities

Dates

Pre-forum Workshop

 

Arrival: 16 January 2007

Workshop: 17-18-19 January 2007

 

Ignatian Family presence at the WSF : Presentation of a joint Seminar/Workshop

20-25 January 2007

Departure: by 26 January (morning)

 


Archives pour la catégorie Objectives / Objectifs

Objectifs

Objectif général : Renforcer l’apostolat social en Afrique et la coopération internationale avec l’Afrique.

Objectifs spécifiques :

  • Offrir aux jésuites et aux membres de la famille ignatienne impliqués dans l’apostolat social l’occasion de réfléchir sur notre vision ignatienne ainsi que sur nos activités apostoliques inspirées par cette vision, et plannifier en conséquence notre collaboration et nos actions communes (objectif intern).
  • Permettre aux membres de la famille ignatienne d’interagir les uns avec les autres durant le WSF, établir des réseaux avec d’autres institutions et organisations, ainsi que rendre nos activités en Afrique visibles. (Objectif externe)

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General Objective: To strengthen the Social Apostolate in Africa and increase international cooperation with Africa.

Specific objectives:

  • Provide an opportunity for African Jesuits and members of the Ignatian Family engaged in social apostolates (Ministries) to reflect on our Ignatian vision, our apostolic activities motivated by this vision and to plan accordingly our joint collaboration and action (Internal objective).

  • Allow members of the Ignatian family during the WSF to interact with other international members of the family, to establish networks with other institutions and organizations, and provide visibility to our activities in Africa.(External objective).

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