Welcome to the General Assembly!
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre Malaga
October 5 – 9, 2022
Dear Members and Friends of Oikosnet Europe!
Our two member centers in Spain, in and near Malaga, The Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre and the Center Los Rubios are inviting Oikosnet Europe to hold the Oikosnet General Assembly 2022 in Malaga. Therefore, on behalf of the Board of Oikosnet Europe and on behalf of the Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre and Los Rubios it is our pleasure to invite all Oikosnet Europe members and associates to the next General Assembly. The General Assembly (GA) is planned to begin with an Opening Worship at 19h00 on October 5, followed by dinner and a welcoming evening. The GA will end with breakfast and departures on Sunday October 9.
Our Host Academies – Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre Malaga and Los Rubios
Our Host Academies – Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre Malaga and Los Rubios Lux Mundi is a non-profit Christian foundation based in Fuengirola and Torre del Mar, where Christians from different denominations meet to promote prayer and reflection – work and help to serve others to overcome the barriers that over the centuries have divided us, and to be visible witnesses to the unity of our faith. In 1969, as the Costa del Sol began opening up to tourism, Father Ramón E. Delius a Jesuit Priest, and also Diocesan Officer for Ecumenical Affairs in Málaga, saw a need in this age of mobility for a centre where the different churches could meet to find a warm welcome and friendship. As a result of this ideal, El Centro Ecuménico Lux Mundi, was officially opened in Fuengirola in 1973 and has since evolved into a community that continues to respond to the needs of many residents and visitors from different countries and different confessions. Following this success and to provide the same facilities as its mother centre in Fuengirola, Lux Mundi Torre del Mar was founded in 1994. In 2003 Lux Mundi became a diocesan registered charity directed by the Málaga Diocese & the Jesuits.
The Ecumenical Centre of Los Rubios is a part of The Spanish Evangelical Church. It´s a place for holidays, meetings, retreats and seminars for individual visitors, families and groups of any age and religious orientation. The Venue The venue of the conference, as well as the accommodation, will be the Casa Diocesana de Espiritualidad, in Malaga. If you need extra accommodation in addition to the ones included in the conference fee, (Arrival October 5, departure October 9) please contact our host Gloria Uribe Cifuentes, director at the Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre Gloria@lux-mundi.org
Accommodation address: Pje. de los Almendrales, 2, 4, 29013 Málaga . GPS – coordinates latitude : N 36º 44´ 2.128” longitud: E 4º.24´44.352” The nearest Airport is Malaga. Participants will grouped according to arrival times and will be picked-up from the Airport by our hosts. Please allow ample time (two hours) for commuting from the Airport to the venue before the opening worship.
The registration for the GA is done online through the website www.oikosnet.eu The registration will be open until September 16. You can choose to pay by invoice or credit card as you wish. Please contact the Office of OE, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any questions about your registration.
The conference language for all events will be English only. Some consecutive translation on a voluntary basis might be possible, but translation is not organized by the hosting academy. Costs and financial support The conference fee remains at the level of previous years: 350€ for the GA (Board, Lodging, Conference Fee, Excursion). Participants are expected to cover their own travel costs. According to our agreed policy and given the difficult financial situation of some of our members, we want to state that the lack of resources should, however, not be an obstacle for members to attend the GA. There is a limited budget for supporting members in need of financial support to attend the GA, which will be distributed, in principle, on a “first come – first served” basis. If you need financial support, please contact the president of Oikosnet Europe Walter Lüssi, email@example.com as early as possible. This also applies to if you are an invited guest.
Main theme and detailed program
The main theme of the 2022 General Assembly will be: The Green Deal from a European and local perspective. Thus, we pick-up on one of the three priority themes for Oikosnet Europe in the years to come. In addition, we will give ample time to reflect on the Academies’ tradition and role on issues of peace and reconciliation in the light of the Ukrainian war. Documents and a detailed agenda will be distributed closer to the October conference. If you have any issues, projects etc. which you want to discuss at the GA, or if you have any special contribution to make, please let us know.
In case that an Oikosnet member will not be able to attend the AC 2022 we would still like to hear from you. And do not forget to transfer your voting rights to another Oikosnet member. A form sheet to nominate proxies will be available from the secretariat of Oikosnet Europe firstname.lastname@example.org. For several decisions it will be crucial to have a quorum. We are very much looking forward to welcome you to the GA 2022 in Malaga. In case you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. For the time being we remain With every good wish,
With every good wish
President Oikosnet Europe
Executive Secretary Oikosnet Europe
Gloria Uribe Fuentes
President Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre