In the ecumenical project Networking Intentional Christian Communities (NICC), developments around future-oriented religious community life in the Netherlands, Flanders and Germany are investigated.
In the framework of the project Monastic Pastoral Care some 120 talks were held with representatives of very different religious organisations from varying denominations in the three countries of the project. A representative number of these partners was invited as a speaker on the closing meeting of the project on November 30th 2019 in Maastricht. The texts of their contributions and the video recordings of their speeches can be found here.
Many more of the conversation partners had very interesting things to say and a number of them has been invited to write a couple of pages on a topic which is specific for their organisation or work. These texts are meant as general contributions to the process of thinking about the future of Intentional Christian Communities; the texts represent the private opinion of the authors.
The texts are divided in two groups: more theoretical texts and texts reflecting personal experiences.