Client: General Council, Missionary Society of St Columban
The Missionary Society of St Columban includes ordained priests and lay missionaries and is currently present in 16 countries around the world.
The Society works across boundaries of culture and religion – with poor and exploited people, seeking justice and dignity for those denied their rights, and, more recently, developing inter-faith relations and promoting respect and care for the Earth and the environment.
In the third millennium the Society’s purpose faces especial challenges from a changing social dynamic around how people choose to engage with organisations and institutions – and how membership-based organisations might thrive in an environment where membership as a generic social concept is being re-written in various ways.
The Society looks to have a deep, and deeply thought through, conversation in 2024 about its path into the future, towards which there will be many conversations in 2023.