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  • David OMalley

SYNOD 45

Have a look at the synod report on youth, discernment and vocation.

  • Do you recognise the picture it paints?

  • What are the implications of this view for the way we engage and walk with young people?

 

 

45. The way young generations approach reality has some particular characteristics. The young ask to be accepted and respected in their originality. To mention some of the most evident characteristics of youth culture, preference is given to the image over and above other forms of communication, importance is attached to sensations and emotions as a way of approaching reality and priority is given to the concrete and the operative rather than to theoretical analysis. Friendship is very important for them, as is belonging to peer groups, held together through social media. The young are generally spontaneous and open with regard to diversity, and this makes them attentive to the themes of peace, inclusiveness and dialogue between cultures and religions. There is plenty of evidence from many parts of the world that the young know how to be pioneers of intercultural and interreligious encounter and dialogue, in the context of peaceful coexistence.

 

So....................

  • Do you recognise the picture it paints?

  • What are the implications of this view for the way we engage and walk with young people?

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