Photo: Albin Hillert/WCC

Photo: Albin Hillert/WCC

The World Council of Churches (WCC), Lutheran World Federation and World Student Christian Federation will be observing International Youth Day on 12 August, and they invite all people of good will to join in celebrating a generation that will carry the ecumenical movement forward with spirit and determination.

The youth-led day of worship and activities will be open to the public. And, in a unique partnership, the ECHOS Commission in South Korea and the team in Geneva will co-celebrate the day.

International Youth Day, first declared by the United Nations in the year 2000, will be observed this year under the theme “Transforming Education.” The aim is to make education more inclusive and accessible for all youth.

People under 30 years of age - more than 2 billion people - comprise 50.5 percent of the world’s population.

“The inclusion of young people is a major concern and challenge all over the world for so many churches, communities and organizations, working for the effective rights of all people,” said Joy Eva Bohol, WCC programme executive for Youth Engagement.



Learn more about WCC’s work with Youth in the ecumenical movement

Learn more about the Lutheran World Federation (LWF)

Learn more about the World Student Christian Federation (WSCF)

Learn more about WCC’s Echos Youth Commission