Asia Pacific - social apostolate says 'collaboration is our salvation'
The annual social apostolate meeting of JCAP was held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, from June 24 to 28, 2013, with the theme of collaboration. 40 participants from across the conference and beyond came to the meeting, including Mark Raper SJ, the President of the Conference. Besides the inputs on collaboration, the participants shared their own examples of collaboration in various countries including GIAN initiative. In the planning session, the participants came to identify several possibilities of collaboration across the conference especially around the two JCAP priorities of ecology and migration. The Mekong project came out very prominently in the discussion as well as a database on all social apostolate in the conference, among other things. The amount of good will visible throughout the meeting helped to mark the transition of the role of coordinator of social apostolate from Denis Kim SJ to Benny Juliawan SJ.