– We have had some intense 48 hrs, taking big steps in making this a practitioner-led movement, said Rikko Voorberg, theologian, network practitioner and one of the organisers of the first annual meeting, when the group gathered Thursday morning to conclude.
Prepared to take over
A World of Neighbours has up till now been a programme run by the Church of Sweden with the aim to connect faith based practitioners from different countries in Europe working with and for people on the move. As the programme is now coming to a close the network is prepared to take over, carry on the legacy of the initiators and determined to develop the network to its fullest. To this end a foundation is to be established.
The group of about thirty people who met for the first annual meeting represented all five Network Practitioners Programme cohorts that have been held so far, as well as the A World of Neighbours research network and people from the wider network who have touched base with A World of Neighbours at different times.