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Youth in the ecumenical movement

This project promotes the active participation of young adults in the life of churches and the ecumenical movement, helping them to network, and enabling them to express their concerns and visions.
Youth in the ecumenical movement

Youth pre-assembly celebration, 2006

Youth are the future of the church, and they are great advocates for Christian unity. The WCC wants to empower young Christians to liven up the ecumenical movement: as interns at the WCC offices in Geneva, as stewards at major ecumenical events, or as commissioners liaising between youth, churches, WCC governing bodies and WCC programmes.

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Youth Engagement in Social Justice in Latin America

Youth Engagement in Social Justice in Latin America

24 - 28 October 2016 Colombia

Latin America is one of the most unequal regions in the world in terms of income and living conditions. At the same time, the region has strong religious traditions and churches. The seminar will address topics linked to the engagement of Latin American churches in social justice issues, drawing on the experiences of the participants themselves.

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Young people explore role as “ambassadors of peace” during Cairo seminar

Young people explore role as “ambassadors of peace” during Cairo seminar

“I have an absolute confidence in your youthful and great enthusiasm and your heightened state of awareness that you will be ambassadors of peace, mercy and cooperation among all peoples.” This message, from Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Dr Ahmad Al-Tayyeb, visibly uplifted and inspired young people attending a seminar, “Youth Engagement, Religion and Violence,” in Cairo this week.

ملتقى دولي بعنوان مشاركة الشباب ودور الدين في مواجهة العنف

ملتقى دولي بعنوان مشاركة الشباب ودور الدين في مواجهة العنف

يشارك في الملتقى 40 شاباً وفتاةً من 14 بلد هذا الاسبوع الحالي في القاهرة لحضور ملتقى بعنوان "مشاركة الشباب ودور الدين في مواجهة العنف"

Seminar will address youth engagement, religion and violence

Seminar will address youth engagement, religion and violence

Forty young people from 14 countries will meet this week in Cairo for a seminar entitled “Youth Engagement, Religion and Violence.” From 18 to 22 August, participants from Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East will focus on topics such as the impact of religious discourse on contributions to peace-building versus creating violent tensions.