The ERC meets SCM Sheffield & SCM Manchester!

February 7th, 2013 12:40 pm

The European Regional Committee have just finished their meeting in Sheffield, UK. We’ve spent the week working, praying, thinking and playing hard and have all set off home with long ‘To-Do’ lists.

Our meeting venue was in a secluded village, surrounded by beautiful rolling hills and flocks of sheep and goats. It was the perfect space to work with concentration and relax with mother nature.

On one of our final meeting days, we had the chance to attend part of a series of workshops that SCM Sheffield was organising. This set of workshops covered a  range of interesting topics ranging from Dalit Theology from India to Rainbow Theology from aboriginal Australia! There were three really interesting speakers who presented the topics and answered several questions. On a separate but related note, a personal highlight for me were the yummy ‘Fruits of the Forest’ Muffins on offer – they really were to die for!

The ERC joined SCMers from our Movements in Sheffield and Manchester and took part in two of the afternoon workshops and an exciting round for ‘Questions from the Pot’. It was fantastic to have so many national and international SCMers from all around Europe in one room for one afternoon – an experience that a lot of us will cherish. It was also a good place to get to know what the ERC member roles involved and to find out how it all worked. Like all fantastic SCM events, we did not depart by saying goodbye but rather see you soon. The Seeds of Liberation conference being set up in Manchester promises to be another exciting and enticing session for SCMers from all around the Federation.

Shannon Phillip (UK) is WSCF Europe Campaigns Coordinator. 

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