Archive for tag: youth

Archive pour tag : youth

WCC assembly eyes increasing youth participation, approves Unity Statement

George Andoh participates in an afternoon prayer service at the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, held in Karlsruhe, Germany. This prayer service was sponsored by members of the Pentecostal community. The Assembly's theme is 'Christ's Love Moves the World to Reconciliation and Unity'

The WCC 11th Assembly has recommended increasing youth participation in the global ecumenical fellowship.

The assembly received, affirmed, and endorsed a Youth Statement signed by 38 youth members of the assembly, including 12 delegates and nine advisers. The assembly is referring to the WCC central committee for action, noting “the need for full youth involvement in all commissions, committees, advisory groups, and reference groups of the WCC, but also the apparent reluctance of some member churches to nominate young people to the central committee and other committees.”
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Posted: Sept. 8, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12469
Categories: WCC NewsIn this article: Christian unity, WCC, WCC Assembly, youth
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Catégorie : WCC NewsDans cet article : Christian unity, WCC, WCC Assembly, youth


Press conference focuses on key role of youth in addressing the world’s injustices

Press conference was given by Rudelmar Bueno de Faria, general secretary of ACT Alliance and a member the Evangelical Church of the Lutheran Confession in Brazil and Ruth Mathen, delegate of Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church at the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, held in Karlsruhe, Germany from 31 August to 8 September, under the theme 'Christ's Love Moves the World to Reconciliation and Unity'

Unless the efforts of youth are mobilized for institutional change, their efforts to live sustainably, ethically, and mindful of consumption will not have an impact, warned Ruth Mathen, delegate of Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, during a WCC assembly press conference on 5 September.

Her comments came following a thematic plenary on “Affirming the wholeness of life,” about challenging indifference and systemic injustices so that we can more deeply interconnect the world in which we live.

“Bodies like this,” she said referring to the WCC assembly, “churches as a whole, Christians as a faith community, can make a statement and make an impact.”
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Posted: Sept. 5, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12433
Categories: Conferences, WCC NewsIn this article: justice, WCC, WCC Assembly, youth
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Catégorie : Conferences, WCC NewsDans cet article : justice, WCC, WCC Assembly, youth


Youth organize for climate justice

Youth stewards organizing on the steps during lunch

In the midst of the Ecumenical Youth Gathering (EYG), a group of young people from around the world have organized a strike for climate justice.

In the midst of the Ecumenical Youth Gathering (EYG), a group of young people from around the world have organized a strike for climate justice.

“It’s very important for me to raise awareness about climate change,” said Subin Tamang, a 25 year-old from Nepal. “I see the effects in my country.”
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Posted: Sept. 1, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12386
Categories: Conferences, WCC NewsIn this article: climate change, WCC, WCC Assembly, youth
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Catégorie : Conferences, WCC NewsDans cet article : climate change, WCC, WCC Assembly, youth


Praying together once a year is not enough for young Christians

Taizé prayer

Recently 30,000 young adults from all over Europe came together in Strasbourg, France. This gathering was the 36th European Meeting, an annual event prepared by our Taizé Community and held each time in a different European city.

By giving young people the opportunity to make personal contacts across borders, we want to help them acquire a true European awareness. The work of international institutions is essential, but unless there is a meeting of persons, Europe cannot be built.

If there is no longer a wall between East and West, there are still walls between our perceptions. The young people who came to Strasbourg want an open and inclusive Europe. They want solidarity between all European countries and solidarity with the poorest peoples of other continents.

They ask that a globalised economy be closely linked to a globalisation of solidarity. They expect rich nations to show greater generosity, both through investments in developing nations that truly offer justice and by a worthy and responsible welcome given to immigrants from these countries.
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Posted: Jan. 21, 2014 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=7200
Categories: OpinionIn this article: Christian unity, ecumenism, Taizé, WPCU, youth
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Catégorie : OpinionDans cet article : Christian unity, ecumenism, Taizé, WPCU, youth


Apply now: Stewards Programme 2011

WCC Stewards Program

Young Christians from around the world are invited to apply to the World Council of Churches (WCC) stewards programme for one of two hands-on learning experiences at major ecumenical meetings in 2011, the WCC Central Committee meeting, 8-24 February, and the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation, 12-26 May. Applicants must be between the age of 18-30 years.

During the meetings stewards will work in the areas of worship, conference room, documentation, press office, sound, and other administrative and support tasks.

The WCC Central Committee meets every 18 months in Geneva, Switzerland to monitor and set directions to the Council’s work. The meeting brings together about 150 church representatives, advisers and observers from WCC member churches and associated organizations worldwide. Twenty stewards will help to make this event happen.
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Posted: Aug. 18, 2010 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=634
Categories: WCC NewsIn this article: peace, WCC, WCC Central Committee, youth
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nidus festival 2006: feel the current

nidus festival 2006: feel the current

Nidus is a festival for people from all streams of Christian faith with music, arts, keynotes, worship, dialogue, drama & dance. Several thousand youth, young adults, families and others will gather in Kitchener, Ontario from August 4th to 6th. It will be a unique opportunity for people to come together to express faith, celebrate through
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Posted: May 17, 2006 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=233
Categories: ConferencesIn this article: 2006, Canadian Council of Churches, Christian unity, events, justice, worship, youth
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Catégorie : ConferencesDans cet article : 2006, Canadian Council of Churches, Christian unity, events, justice, worship, youth