Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Institute for Intercultural Studies and Research Newsletter

October 2008 to December 2008

Happy New Year dear friends! From INESIN and its entire staff, we are pleased to send you many greetings and wish you all the best for the beginning of 2009. We are returning with energy and faith to our activities and are anxious to start new ones. During the next months we hope to live new challenges, and many more moments of sharing and learning. Meanwhile we would like to share with you about our activities during the last weeks of 2008. We are, as always, very grateful for your support in our work.

"Closing circles"
Months and years pass by but it is only when we
stop and look behind that we can see the route
we’ve been walking on and all the achievements
we’ve obtained. That is exactly what we had the
chance to do as the staff of INESIN with our annual
evaluation session at the end of October 2008. This
exercise also allowed us to start planning the
coming new year with a clearer mind.

But before this, at the beginning of October, we
welcomed a new colleague, Blaise Obrist, civil
service volunteer from DM-exchange and mission
(Switzerland). He’ll help us with awareness building
workshops on the environment with secondary
school students in the Sierra region. We’re glad to
welcome him and wish him a nice time with us.
In October and November we celebrated 2 sessions
of our training courses (Pastoral Accompaniment in
cases of Domestic Violence and Pastoral Reading
of the Bible), which are important meetings and
were attended by many people in a very successful

November was also a month for making contacts
and public relations with the participation of our
team in meetings like the International Congress of
Liberation Psychology in San Cristóbal, the Annual
Meeting of Peace Builders in Comitán and the
Ecumenical Mayan Indian Theology Meeting in
Sibah’a (Ocosingo).

Finally in December we closed the year with a very
nice picnic with the whole team.

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