Every year the World Subud Association completes an Annual Report which describes some of the major events, activities and achievements of the association and its members for that year. The following are samplings from the latest report:
TOGETHER AS ONE – The WSA Annual Report 2016
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
In 2016 we continued to work together as one body in harmony guided by the latihan knowing that progress can only happen when we work together in unity. Meetings and events around the world brought together members of our team, these meetings were often held in conjunction with a local congress or zonal events so we could keep in touch with the membership. We additionally had a working meeting in the spring which was necessary to renew our efforts to manifest our goals and our commitment to the service of Subud during the remainder of our term. Working through email and skype is very supportive but doesn’t replace face to face meetings. We participated actively in the joint Zone 3 and 4 gathering in Poland where more than 400 Subud members young and old came together. The main topics were the preparation of the World Congress in 2018, copyright and publication issues, working groups on WSA Archives and IT issues.
The Americas gathering in Cali, Colombia was a second gathering which saw many of us come together on different levels. The “Gran Salon” in the International Subud Center Amanecer in Colombia was a major topic. A working group from WSA, Muhammad Subuh Foundation (MSF), Subud Colombia, Fundación Amanecer and wing chairs are working on a strategy to bring life into this center, renovating the building in 2 phases with the support of the MSF as well as separate fundraising efforts. The title is currently held by MSF for the World
Subud Association. MSF is considering finding new title holders to take over the administrative responsibility. The World Subud Council meeting (WSC) was held in September in Salobreña, Spain. One of the important outcomes of this meeting was the importance of the wings working in an integrated way to create a greater impact in the world. The plans for a joint youth gathering in Kalimantan (Basara Youth Camp) were presented as a first experiment in this joint venture field of the wings. The zone representatives supported by the international helpers and wing chairs, worked hard to set the goals for the next year which would be the year to lead us to 2018, the final step to World Congress. It was determined that our next council meeting would be held in Freiburg using the world congress venue. The World Congress Organizing Team worked diligently to establish the plan for the low of the congress. Around 28 members have joined as volunteers to head the work of organizing such an event and to work with the city of Freiburg to make sure that the venue is well suited to facilitate our coming together for the work of Subud in the future. We see and acknowledge the fact that our youthneed to take an active part in establishing the overall
content and flow of congress 2018. The year’s events culminated in the exemplary work of all those who planned, facilitated and oversaw the “Basara Youth Camp” in Kalimantan/Indonesia. This camp saw over 150 young people from all over the world come together to grow in their understanding of Subud and the presence and importance it has in their own lives. An important focus was the joint work of all wings present in support of the young members in planning and implementing projects for the benefit of their lives and Subud. We would like to take this opportunity to thank George Demers, Youth Activities Coordinator who passed away on the last day of the Basara Youth Camp in Kalimantan, his final gift to Subud was in the great work done by all for the facilitation of this camp. Thank you, George.
The WSA Team
- MESSAGE FROM THE WSA TEAM
- ZONE ACTIVITIES
- INTERNATIONAL HELPERS
- MUHAMMAD SUBUH FOUNDATION
- SUSILA DHARMA INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION (SDIA)
- SUBUD INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL ASSOCIATION
- SUBUD YOUTH ACTIVITIES INTERNATIONAL
- SUBUD INTERNATIONAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION
- WSA ARCHIVES
- SUBUD PUBLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL
- WSA CARE SUPPORT PROGRAM
- HUMAITARIAN WORK
- OVERVIEW WSA FINANCES
Message from the WSA Team:
During our times together in 2015, we became convinced that our most important mandate is to work together as one body with harmony guided by the latihan and that progress only happens when first there is that harmony and an understanding of unity.
Many events and meetings brought us together. We were able to see which areas of our work needed attention and how to set our goals and direction for the remainder of our four-year term. Many important events throughout the year gave birth to our work for the next three years.
Members of the Subud World Council come together in Santiago, Chile 2015
WSA ANNUAL REPORTS / 2005 – 2014