37th Plenary Assembly, 2021:Journeying Together December 11 and 12
The detailed program for the Assembly can be found here:
The 37th Plenary Assembly, the highest decision making body of ICMICA/MIIC Pax Romana, will meet online on December 11 and 12. Due to the fact that we have moved the Assembly online because of the difficulties presented by COVID-19, we will focus on the important issues. We envision this to be a “working assembly,” and hope that delegates will be prepared. We will be asking Delegates to look at some things before the Assembly begins. The primary language for the Assembly will be English.
This Assembly meets with the objective to:
- review the state of the movement and our finances;
- better understand our raison d’etre and our mission;
- make decisions to better implement the mission, and to
- and elect new leaders.
Our Assembly, with the theme of Journeying Together, will be marked by four sessions over zoom (see below). (See UTC time here)
Saturday, December 11. 13:00 – 14:30 UTC Session 1 Opening
Saturday, December 11. 14:45 – 16:15 UTC Session 2 The Path We are On
Sunday, December 12. 13:00 – 14:30 UTC Session 3 Our Journey Ahead
Sunday, December 12. 14:45 – 16:15 UTC Session 4 Mobilizing for our Journey
Key documentations and reports will be uploaded to the website.
If delegates have anything they wish to upload to the website (national reports, photos, etc) send to: Secgeneral@icmica-miic.org.
The Assembly and the Centenary of Pax Romana
Our 37th Assembly meets as Pax Romana celebrates the centennial year of our movement. A number of related events, interviews and celebrations have been organized this year. We opened the Centennial Year with a celebration in July and will plan to close the year with some hybrid online / in person event in July of 2022. We hope to draw from the experience of these events as we plan more concretely the future of ICMICA/MIIC.
Virtual Visits and Internal “Synodal Process”
In preparation for this online Assembly, we launched our own “synodal process” to listen to the experiences of our members on the ground. At the heart of this process has been a series of virtual visits with the members associations and secretariats of ICMICA. This process will form the basis of the discussions for our Assembly.
For a more detailed program click here:
Saturday, December 11: Session 1
||Zoom will open (UTC time here)
|13:00 – 14:30 UTC
||Session 1: Opening Session
||Opening Prayer: Good Samaritan (Fr. Luis Maria Goikoetxhea)
||Welcome and presentation: The Mission and Raison D’etre of Pax Romana in the Context of this Assembly: (Kevin Ahern and Philippe Ledouble)
||Messages from IMCS
||Review of delegates with the right to vote (Elisabeth Muller and Eneko Caballero, credential committee).
*Report of the credential committee is on the Website
||Election of chair and vice-chair
||Presentation of the State of the Movement Report and the main challenges based on the virtual visits
(Brief presentation by Elisabeth Muller with comments by Marina D’Costa and Rosa Ramirez)
- Do you agree that these are the main challenges facing our movement today?
- Are there ate additional issues which are not mentioned in the text?
*Full report can be found online.
||Conclusion of Session 1 (Chair)
Saturday, December 11: Session 2
|14:45 – 16:15 UTC
||Session 2: The Path We are On
What are the main challenges facing our movement today?
|14:45 – 15:15
||The Work and Challenges facing our Movement Today at the International Level
Based on your experiences over the past five years, what do you see as the main challenges facing the movement in the future?
What activities or programs do you hope can continue into the future?
- International Team Report (Kevin Ahern and Philippe Ledouble) (10 min)
- Europe: Nuria Sastre (5 min)
- Latin America: Elisabeth Muller (5 min)
- Africa: Jules Zannou (5 min)
*Full regional reports included on website.
||Presentation of Small Group Discussions
|15:20 – 16:15
||Questions for Groups:
- In light of the mission and raison d’etre of ICMICA-Pax Romana, identify the 3-5 main challenges facing Pax Romana ICMICA today?
- Why are these challenges important for us to address?
Each group needs to select a rapporteur to make comments and send to chair after the group. The comments will be synthesized after session 2 by a team and presented in session 3.
Sunday, December 12: Session 3
||Zoom will open
|13:00 – 14:30 UTC
Our Journey Ahead
What are some concrete proposals to address the key challenges facing the movement today?
||Opening Prayer (Fr. Luis Maria)
||Introduction to Session 3 (chair):
Presentation of synthesis text developed following Session 2.
Break into small thematic working groups. Please select groups with fewer people. Each group should have a maximum of 6 participants.
||Thematic Working Groups (related to the orientations)
Based in our mission and raison d’etre, working groups will consider and propose concrete and realistic proposals for how to address the challenges identified and ideas for who could work on the issue. [Some possible proposals will be provided]
- What concrete proposal(s) can address each challenge?
- Who should be tasked for this work?
- By when?
This work will be the basis of an orientation our future work together.
Groups will share in a common google doc, up to 3 concrete and realistic proposals for how to address the challenges identified and ideas for who could work on the issue.
||Return to big group: Open discussion
||Conclusion of Session 3 (Chair)
Sunday, December 12: Session 4
|14:45 – 16:15 UTC
Mobilizing for our Journey
Planning, Mobilization and Elections
(Voting delegates and candidates only)
|14:45 – 15:20
||Plan of mobilization.
|15:20 – 15:50
- VP from Africa
- VP from Europe
- VP from Latin America
- Proposal for the creation of coordination teams for Asia and North America.
||Closing the assembly and next steps
|16:00 – 16:15