Christian voice for recovery at global forum
In September, ISAAC’s General Secretary joined representatives from civil society organizations, non-governmental organizations, networks (like ISAAC and WFAD), academia and researchers from around the world, in Madrid to help draft a Global Position Paper on Recovery (GPPR).
The Recovery Science and Practice Collaborative (RSPC) in association with other stakeholders coordinated the gathering. Ahead of the meeting, all participants were invited to share a survey among their networks to gather qualitative voices that representated the global addictions/recovery space.
The aim of the meeting was to discuss and collate these varied perspectives and arrive at a Global Position Paper on Recovery. The authors’ aim for the paper is to “reflect the real needs and priorities of communities and its purpose is for presentation at national and international forums including the UN.“
ISAAC were invited to share via our members, the faith-based perspective on recovery. Ahead of the meeting, we shared the survey and gathered responses from a diverse group within our network. ISAAC members’ perspectives made up a quarter of all the responses.
We are delighted that we were able to bring the Christian voices to the table at this international forum. We know that Christian individuals and organisations (many of whom are ISAAC members) represent a large proportion of recovery-focussed interventions globally. We are thankful to all our supporters and members whose investment in ISAAC means that the Christian hope for recovery is right at the centre of these global discussions.