On 7 March last, RENATE member, Adina Balan, cj, presented on RENATE at UCESM’s 18th General Assembly, which takes place in the Carmelite Monastery, Snagov, Romania, from Monday 5 March 2018 to Saturday 10 March 2018.
This year’s Assembly theme is “Widen the space of your tent” (Is 54.2), particularly relevant to contemporary times as the Assembly delegates directly address issues of migration and integration, both in Religious communities and in society in general.
Adina shared RENATE’s Vision and Mission with the Assembly delegates and the various activities underway in the areas of awareness-raising, education, prevention, support to survivors, life-skills training and more.
In sharing information about RENATE, Adina distributed the latest edition of the RENATE flyer and invited the delegates to sign-up for receipt of the RENATE Newsletter. It was a wonderful opportunity to invite the delegates to join RENATE’s Mission and our network.
All present showed interest in the areas of Human Trafficking and Exploitation. Some of the Religious Superiors present have a long history in dealing with this issue whereas for others, this was a new challenge for consideration as they plan further missions in their specific communities/congregations.
Prepared by Adina Balan, cj.