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On Saturday, 13 July 2019, Eilis Coe, Irish representative to the RENATE Europe Working Board, convened the first formal meeting of RENATE members living in Ireland. Because many members are currently on summer holidays, it was a small – but dedicated !- group who met at Mary Aikenhead House in Donnybrook, Dublin.
They shared their experiences of RENATE and planned how they might go forward, as Irish members, to participate as fully as possible in the work and prayer and community of RENATE.
It was an enjoyable and valuable meeting where they considered the nature of their anti-human trafficking work in the areas of prevention, rescue, shelter, awareness-raising, lobbying and training.
They also discussed their experiences of RENATE and the opportunities for personal and professional growth through attending RENATE training and meetings.
Arising from the meeting, two proposals were raised;
With such ambitious plans for the future, the group decided to re-convene in the Autumn, with a view to progressing the proposals. Watch this space!