By Max Ediger
On January 6, SOP 2015 participants will again arrive in Siem Reap, Cambodia to complete the final module of SOP. Participants began working on their fieldwork experiences and reports in September and will bring them to the third module for evaluation and further study.
Small and I are looking forward to hearing from each of the students about their work in their home communities.
As in the past, this next module will focus on transformation. Sessions will cover subjects such as justpeace, media literacy, social media for transformation, and strategies for social transformation.
This module is designed to help participants reflect on all the skills and knowledge they have gained during SOP and translate that into concrete actions for personal and social transformation as they return to their communities. This module ends with a challenge: Will you commit yourselves to living and working with the marginalized for true interfaith justpeace?
After the closing ceremonies on February 3, the national coordinators will meet from February 5-7 in Siem Reap for their annual meeting. During the meeting each coordinator will share the activities their forum carried out in 2015 and their plans for 2016. This will also be a time to welcome new national coordinators and for ICF to clarify its policies and strategies.
We are looking forward to seeing you all!