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Asia Pacific Province Leaders hold meeting
in Maryridge

Submitted by: rgsphil
On: 27/10/2015

Good Shepherd sisters - visit taal volcano





The Asia Pacific Circle of Province Leaders met in Maryridge, Tagaytay from October 1-2, 2015. The meeting followed the six-week Asia Pacific Formators Session that was also held in Maryridge.

Present were Srs. Monica Walsh, Australia/New Zealand; Sabina Pathrose, Central East India;  Regina Htoohtoo, East Asia; Chatarina Supatmiyati, Indonesia; Marie Jean Bae, Northeast Asia; Regina Kuizon, Philippines; Joan Lopez, Singapore/Malaysia, Francine Muthugala , Sri Lanka/Pakistan. Also present was Sr. Ma. Teresa Pomar of the Congregational Leadership Team

Facilitator of the two-day meeting was Sr. Anne Dalton of Australia.

Among the reports given were on, Asia Pacific Justice and Peace, AP Formation, AP Spirituality, Good Shepherd Asia Pacific Partnerhsip, GS AP Website, Treasurer's Report. The Asian province leaders also tackled the 2015 Chapter Direction Statement and chose the priorities that they would implement in the region.

Other projects discussed were: Matters/issues for discussion/to be taken up from the 30th Congregational Chapter Direction Statement, especially training for sisters and lay partners on justice and peace; Discussion paper on Networking at Asia Pacific level for Anti Human Trafficking, Proposal for Cross Border Networking/Sharing of Resources, Update on Regional MDO, Concept Paper to Hilton Foundation for funding by Christina Duranti for Capacity Building and Leadership Training for Mission Partners.    

The group also affirmed the need for the integrated approach to mission as articulated during the Inter-continental assembly in 2914 and the Congregational Chapter 2015. It is the collaboration of sisters involved in spirituality, justice and peace and mission development.      

Before the meeting, several members of the group crossed Taal Lake and trekked the 4.5 kilometers footpath to Taal Volcano for the breathtaking view of the lake within the lake.