Oikosnet North America (ONA—formerly NARDA), is a sister
organization of the Oikosnet
Network, linking regional associations of retreat centers
around the world for leadership development, dialogue, and solidarity.
ONA is the North American arm of this organization, and
brings with it Canadian and U.S. centers, leaders, and people of
faith committed to spirituality for global survival, education
for global community, and action for global justice.
We do this in three ways:
- Online presence: Our e-news and
website provide a resource for centers and leaders
seeking support for living their commitments, and bring awareness
of international issues to our work and lives.
- Annual Gathering: Meet face
to face for support and inspiration with other directors,
board members, staff, and individuals dedicated to faith-based
retreat work. The Annual Gathering provides a forum for discussing
common issues, planning joint projects, and strenghtening the
network of North American colleagues.
- Global encounter: Through international travel,
exchange, and education opportunities with our sister organizations
around the world, we seek to develop relationships of solidarity,
bringing faith, justice, and community together. See ONA
events and the Oikosnet
portfolio of programs.
Read more about our history