youth

Brex Arevalo, Ecojesuit Task Force and Project Manager, with young climate activists September Kelokelo and Rebecca Petz
Ecojesuit and the Don Bosco Green Alliance are collaborating in a partnership to promote global youth environmental action, finding a common ground in youth accompaniment as an integral part of life-mission as expressed in the Universal Apostolic Preferences.The Don Bosco Green Alliance is, as the website reads, the international “green Salesian network of young people from the Don Bosco family of institutions contributing to global environmental action, thought and policy through three...
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The Jesuits in Britain's online prayer ministry, Pray As You Go, collaborated with the Catholic Youth Ministry Federation for a special resource to be presented at the 2019 Flame Congress. The event, which took place on Saturday 2 March at Wembley Arena, is the biggest Catholic youth gathering in England and Wales.This year, over 8,000 participants arrived from all over the country, and some even from overseas. The theme for the day was ‘Significance’, defined as “worthy of attention,” “with...
Young people with Cardinal Nichols at Flame 2017
The bishops of England and Wales have released a survey ahead of next year’s synod on youth.The “Youth Poll on Life, Faith and Vocational Discernment” invites answers from 13-29-year-olds of all religions and none. It is anonymous, though participants must enter their email address.The bishops say the responses “will be used in a report that will be sent to the Vatican” ahead of the synod, which is scheduled for October 2018.The poll asks people to say how their lives are, ranging from “...
Paul Martin SJ working with the young Catholics of Guyana
The Jesuits in Guyana are working with the Diocese of Georgetown on a programme to help the country’s young people become leaders in the Church and to be stewards of God’s kingdom. The diocese’s youth office is currently running a youth camp in Kayuaka – for seniors and juniors – to provide a starting point for leadership-training programmes in the diocese, through prayer and activities that help them to identify their strengths as leaders in their churches.The...
Reboot 2014 Photo credit John Cairns
Once a year, REBOOT meets to explore questions such as ‘How can we know God exists?’, ‘Why does God allow suffering?’ and ‘Hasn’t science disproved God?’. REBOOT provides a place for young people from 12-18 years old, with or without any faith or church background, to raise their objections and investigate different perspectives.Through its annual conference, online resources, and speaking invitations, REBOOT aims to equip young people to understand and be able to answer some of these big...
Young people, migrants and peace were among the themes addressed by Pope Francis on his visit to Turin. Addressing a crowd estimated at 100,000 in the northern Italian city, he reflected on the example of St John Bosco (also known as Don Bosco), whose bicentenary is being celebrated this year, saying that people should “be joyful, evangelise through education, and offer hope through love and compassion”.While many had focused on the Pope’s veneration of the Shroud of Turin during his two-day...
Despite the huge geographic gulf between the hinterland and the coast of Guyana, everyone feels they belong to "a great nation", according to Regional Superior Fr Paul Martin SJ. The Jesuits in the country - along with the religious sisters - are particularly active in providing spiritual support to communities across a vast area. These include Brazilians, families and young Guyanese in particular. Guyana is a Region of the British Province and the British Provincial, Fr...