Our Premises and Vehicles Coordinator, Taylor, left for Uruguay on Saturday 7 May to represent Emmaus Bristol at the Emmaus World Assembly, which takes place from Monday 9 to Saturday 14 May.

The Emmaus World Assembly happens every four years in a different location and sees people from Emmaus groups across world come together to discuss, debate and connect. During the week, Emmaus members will exchange ideas and decide on the 2021-2025 guidelines to strengthen the Emmaus movement, tackle the causes of injustice and keep our heritage alive.

Debates during the week will be on the environmental, economic, social and democratic challenges facing our movement today, the responses that we can develop collectively, and how we can preserve the values, principles and practices which have made our movement strong and unique – community, work, welcome, self-sufficiency, awareness-raising, and collaboration, particularly with the most excluded people in society.

Taylor joined our team in 2019 and his role involves everything health and safety or maintenance related at our shops, offices, community house, and homes. His favourite thing about working at Emmaus Bristol is being able to see that his work is going somewhere and helping people.

There’s a packed schedule at the Emmaus World Assembly, with workshops, discussions and cultural events taking place. We’re very excited to hear all about Taylor’s experience when he returns. We will be posting social media updates from Taylor throughout the week. Follow us to find out more.