Deepening understanding of GS Position Papers, in South Korea

Integrating Good Shepherd Position Papers



Participants at the Seoul workshop are obviously enjoying the experience!

Workshops in Chuncheon and Seoul

Good Shepherd sisters and lay mission partners gathered in two separate locations in South Korea for a workshop on “Deepening the Understanding of Good Shepherd Position Papers.” 

The first workshop, held in Chuncheon from 13-14 February 2019, was attended by 55 participants and the second held in Seoul from 16-17 February 2019 was attended by 32 participants.  The workshops were facilitated by Ms Theresa Symons, Regional Manager of the Asia Pacific Mission Development Office.  On the spot translation was efficiently provided by Sr. Philia Kwon.

Content and focus of the workshop

  • Laying the foundation of the position papers via a reflective process on the Congregational Chapter Themes and logo of 2015 & 2021 and an introduction to key UN documents i.e. the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

  • Reading the position papers through the lens of Good Shepherd mission in South Korea.

  • Application of the position papers in the ministries in South Korea.

The workshop ended with the participants drawing up an action plan for their respective ministries and a commitment to follow through with their plans. 


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Good Shepherd Position Papers

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Extract from Congregational Leadership Team letter 8 February 2019

'We thank all the Units who have zealously used the Congregational revised Position Papers in their ministries, for conversations and implementation.  It is wonderful to know that many Units had them translated into the local languages for all to understand.  We are happy to share with you that the International Union of Superiors General (UISG) has seen our Position Papers and are holding them as a model for other groups to use.'