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  • Fourth Orientation Programme

    The fourth Orientation Programme is up and running in Nairobi, Kenya, from September to December, 2018. 21 Brothers are taking part. Read More
  • Mission Frère Initiatives in North America

    The Congregation’s path to renewal and transformation, Our Way into the Future, challenges us to “find new ways of being Brother Read More
  • First Thirty Years in East Africa

    The members of the East Africa District spent the Easter Triduum in their annual assembly, reflecting on 30 years of Christian Read More
  • Zambia Novitiate 2018

    The 23rd of February, 2018 saw the initiation ritual of eight fine young men who have decided to continue their discernment Read More
  • Postulants in Arusha, Tanzania

    The six new Postulants in Arusha, Tanzania, send the following brief information about themselves: Isaac Odongo is a Kenyan, from Kisumu Read More
  • First Profession in Lusaka, Zambia

    On Saturday, November 25th, seven young men from Kenya and Zambia made their First Profession at the International Spirituality Centre in Read More
  • EREBB Leadership Certificate

    The EREBB Leadership Certificate is an international online course developed by Edmund Rice Education Beyond Borders (EREBB), Edmund Rice Schools Trust Read More
  • Update from the Cluster in Zambia

    A fresh influx of new members has just joined the Cluster in Western Province Zambia following the Orientation Programmes run in Read More
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Lima, Peru, has been chosen as the location for the month-long Congregation Chapter to be held in March 2020.

Further information will be appear here as it becomes available.

31.10.2018 Generative Conversations

In a letter to all Brothers on October 31st, 2018 the CLT wrote:

"It is the CLG’s belief that the flame of our brotherhood will be reignited only if we engage more with one another in intimate, honest conversations around questions and issues significant to our lives. 

From our experience, we believe that, as Brothers, we must make time and opportunity to sit down and talk with one another from the heart.  If we are going to co-create a future, the CLG considers it is vital that we engage with one another in a process that is called “Generative Conversations".

... The choice of a Generative Conversations approach was made at the CLG meeting when we saw anew that any sharing not from our hearts would not bring about the transformation we desire.  We sense a strong call from the Spirit to speak deeply to each other in this period of our Congregation history.

... Generative conversations are probably not as simple as they sound. We on the CLT have been working at them ourselves, and have found it helpful to have the assistance of a facilitator. That is something for your consideration.

... In addition, you will receive from your local Leadership Team guidelines to assist in understanding and engaging in generative conversations with one another in community and in clusters, wherever practicable. This has already happened in some Provinces. This conversation could include the involvement of women and men who are associates and supporters of the Brothers in various parts of the Congregation.

... Essential to the success of generative conversations is a readiness to speak the truth in love to one another, mindful that what we each see as truth might be different, based on our personality, perception and life experience.

... Similarly, it is important to create safe spaces, in which participants know that what they say will be listened to, respected and treated with confidentiality. The sharing of what is personal is often risky, because it exposes our vulnerabilities. It is likewise important to give full attention to each speaker in a group, mindful that feelings are often communicated with non-verbal gestures and reactions.  These, too, need our attention and response."

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