The 7th CADIS Leadership Conference, hosted by the Camillian Pastoral Care Center in Bangkok, Thailand, has concluded.
CADIS members and partners from eleven countries were called to work together to discuss and draft the new strategic plan that will guide CADIS operations over the next six years.
The annual CADIS conference is the most important moment for the foundation's representatives to personally discuss the work done throughout the year, but more importantly to understand the needs and difficulties, as well as to celebrate achievements.
Indeed, so many project initiatives have been carried out by CADIS delegations and provinces in recent years. Especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Camillian vocation reached its highest point: Camillians, religious and non-religious, were on the front lines to help the most vulnerable, caring for them in their hospital facilities or reaching them in their homes.
Two main directions of the conference animated the workshops and moments of discussion: the analysis of skills, needs and values as essential elements of the 2023-2028 strategic plan and the full-immersion to understand and analyze the Laudato Si' Action Platform (LSAP).
Work on the drafting of the strategic plan will continue in the coming weeks with the preparation work done online by the styling committee composed of five CADIS members.
Special attention was given to individual membership in the Laudato Si' Action Platform. During the conference, the seven goals were specifically analyzed, each with specific reference to the personal and local context of the participants. The group work made everyone more aware of what can be done, even individually, to protect the environment, raise awareness and become promoters of integral ecology. It is precisely this last point that CADIS commits to the LSAP to become a point of reference locally and nationally for the propagation and promotion of the LSAP model for the protection of Creation, our "common home."
In this sense, the Bangkok conference was a key moment to confirm the concrete and active commitment of CADIS and the Camillians in spreading the message that Pope Francis is appealing to each of us to do: Act Now!
After a two-year pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic protocol, the seventh Bangkok conference, which welcomed new participants and reconfirmed the presence of many, reaffirmed CADIS' commitment and mission: to achieve fullness of life in resilient communities.
The CADIS leadership conference again this year was a great success. Thanks to the involvement of Camillian major superiors from the different provinces and delegations who made it possible for CADIS representatives to attend.
A great and due thanks are extended to the Camillian Pastoral Care Center for the hospitality and care given to the participants. In a special way to Fr. Rocco Sriprasert MI, CADIS Thailand coordinator who organized the logistics of the Conference and accompanied the participants in the other extra-curricula activities despite his hectic schedules. Last but not least, thanks are extended to CEI - Italian Episcopal Conference for entirely funding the CADIS conference.