Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Trip to Africa - Ignatian Pre-Forum and World Social Forum - January 2007

On 14 January, I will leave for Nairobi, Kenya to attend a 4 day pre-conference, 'The Ignatian Pre-Forum Encounter", sponsored by the Jesuit Assistancy in Africa and Madagascar, JESAM, with the goal of bringing Jesuits and partners into conversation about 'our way of proceeding' in the face of various social issues.

This meeting will be followed by the 5 day conference, "The World Social Forum 2007", also in Nairobi. It is sponsored by the World Social Forum, an organization seeking to bring activists, social movements, networks, coalitions and other progressive forces from all over the world together for five days of cultural resistance and celebration; panels, workshops, symposia, processions, film nights and much much more.

For more info on the World Social Forum, visit: www.wsf2007.org

As often as possible, I will be sharing photos and information from these meetings' proceedings in the hopes of raising our awareness about the conditions and situations of the African continent, and more personally, to share the great work of our twinned province, the Eastern Africa Province.