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Huissen 09-2005 God in the market? Go in the market? Good in the market? God is already in the market! Are we in congruence with the image in which he.

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1 Huissen God in the market? Go in the market? Good in the market? God is already in the market! Are we in congruence with the image in which he or she is already present there?

2 Huissen Dimensions of excellence We have in our midst „centres of excellence“ for these dimensions: „Angelic“ Hospitality Formational capacity Ecumenical spirituality Renewal potential Community life Analytical strength Deep content Outreach capacity Global connectedness How about a „BEST PRACTICE EXCHANGE“ ?

3 Huissen The „new laity“ Understand and redefine the role of religion in society for the 21 st century Understand the needs of and form coalitions with the „new laity“ Empower the “new laity“ to being the church in their daily life

4 Huissen Pour une laïcité citoyenne et intelligente Help secular society to understand and appreciate the enriching contribution of religion to democratic culture Help secular society to understand the role of religious factors in conflicts and divisions

5 Huissen Encourage our churches! Help our churches to read the signs of our time Encourage our churches to invest in the future Be „future agencies“ for our churches

6 Huissen Some factors for an „ecumenicity index“ weak………………………..strong re-confessionalisation inter-religious dialogue focus on „core congregation“ return of religon (casual or lasting?) spirituality (contained or free floating?) intra-Christian conflicts religion in the public square

7 Huissen Our „core capital“: Our people staff, boards, volunteers, etc. Our relationships networks, participants, etc. Our reputation integrity, openmindedness, quality Our houses safe, open and hospitable places

8 Huissen Find news blends of Professionalism Volunteerism Community building

9 Huissen At home in the „betweens“ … DIALOGUE Inter-cultural Inter-religious Inter-confessional Inter-generational Inter-national

10 Huissen STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS 1. Develop our capacities to become „future agencies“ for our churches 2. Develop and deepen our practice of Ecumenical spirituality and the theological base for our work 3. Relate to the spheres of arts, culture & media and develop our expertise in these fields 4. Add an internal „training & formation dimension“ to the portfolio of our association.


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