10 Mar 2018 0 Comment

Spirituality and Globalization

Our participating in the process of ‘”knowing’ who am I and what am’ in order to be “healed, refreshed, re- energized and integrated for Christ’s mission” took us the dimension of “spiritual thanksgiving." It was in...
14 Feb 2018 0 Comment

GRACEFUL TRANSITIONING

To conclude the introductory module started by "Appreciative Discernment," participants were presented the process of “Fallen Upward” of Richard Rohr by our facilitator James Shimbala, sma. It is a process which sees us stronger...
5 Feb 2018 0 Comment

APPRECIATIVE DISCERNMENT

Our journey towards radical aliveness which was anchored on Theory U now took us to another module titled Integral Growth. The facilitator for this module was Fr. James Shimbala, sma. In presenting this, he said, another word for...
17 Jan 2018 0 Comment

THEORY U: JOURNEYING TOWARDS RADICAL ALIVENESS

The six months ICOF Sabbatical Renewal program came into swing with the first module (Theory U). We started with self-presentations, both from participants and facilitators,  sharing experiences of our past and articulating our...
7 Jan 2018 0 Comment

OPENNING OF OUR NEW SIX MONTHS SABBATICAL

We have already began our new six months sabbatical program. It is held in Boko, Dar es Salaam. We have 11 participants from 6 different nationalities. We have started with a very good spirit! The participants have already identified...
30 Nov 2017 0 Comment

SESSION SUR LA RÉSILIENCE (Bangui, 7-17 Novembre 2017)

L’expérience de guerre et de troubles peut amener les sentiments forts comme la colère, la tristesse, le deuil et la frayeur. En plus de poser des difficultés pour voir la plénitude de la vie que Jésus est venu nous apporter, ces...
22 Jul 2017 0 Comment

PASTORAL COUNSELING SKILLS

How can we be effective people who are helping others? Do we have the qualities or potentials to help others? And who are we to counsel others? It is with these 3 fundamental questions that Ms Iganasia Mbata, a psychologist, counselor and...
15 Jul 2017 0 Comment

CARRYING A TREASURE IN EARTHEN VESSELS

Under the general theme “Graceful Transition” Fr James Kulwa Shimbala (SMA) took us through several topics: ADDICTION AWARENESS PREVENTION; SIGNATURE STRENGTHS; AND GRIEF, LOSS AND STRESS MANAGEMENT. This helped us to once more become...
14 Jul 2017 0 Comment

CHALLENGES OF FAITH IN AFRICA

On Friday 14th July 2O17, as we continue to soar together, Fr. James Shimbala (SMA) lead us into fruitful discussion on “challenges of faith in Africa”. The day was introduced by identifying and discussing major challenges of the faith...
8 Jul 2017 0 Comment

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

From the 24th to 25th July 2017, we were blessed with a rare opportunity of receiving a short but rich and empowering session on financial management from an experienced man, Mr Philip Mbati, who works for Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA)....