Friday, 12 September 2008

Women bloggers meet - in Ferney Voltaire

Recovering from high fever and a particularly vicious strain of tonsilitus last week it was great to have people over for a simple supper and lots of talk. Annie has just moved to Geneva and you can read her Blog here and George(ina) was travelling through on an ecumenical holiday after finishing her exams, you can read her blog here.
For me it was a real learning experience listening to them talking about the enormous challenges facing mainstream Christian youth organizations in the UK today. I realised that I have been away from "home" a long time and that I really am getting old. In 20 years the whole church youth scene has completely and utterly changed. It was also a stark reminder of just how weak many of our national ecumenical structures are, making a lot of the international work difficult too.