Some of us from the Manavodaya UK network who live in Newcastle and Scotland got together on Tuesday night, 8 November. We wanted to talk about what practical steps we could take to build on the work we did in the Manavodaya retreat, Sustainable Social Development.
We decided that, in Newcastle in February, we would have a Tyneside day-long meeting with the aim of building a Tyneside collective reflection group. The group will explore the Eight Steps and the relevance to our lives. We also wanted to consider what outer development (social justice work) we could agree to work on together.
Nick Ball and Martin Donkin will help organise this with support from the members in Scotland. This approach of trying to initiate local collective relection groups might interest other Manavodaya members. (Martin Donkin).