Taizé: Hoping in Season and out of Season
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Taizé: Hoping in Season and out of Season

The international Taizé meeting will take place online from December 27, 2020 to January 1, 2021. For the first time the European Meeting of Young Adults will be held in Taizé at the end of 2020, a year marked by the Covid-19 pandemic. Already in June, it was announced that the scheduled meeting in Turin,…

Nairobi, Kenya: Big Dreams in a Landscape of Inequality
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Nairobi, Kenya: Big Dreams in a Landscape of Inequality

Kenya has sometimes been described as a “hustler nation”. More than 80% of the population work in the informal economy, deriving incomes from hawking goods, fixing cars and working on construction sites. These are often precarious and piecemeal arrangements, impermanent and low-paid –characteristic of what has been called an era of jobless growth, in which…

Young People’s Hopes for a Church after Lockdown
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Young People’s Hopes for a Church after Lockdown

In a new video, put together by Forming Missionary Disciples, young adults share their hopes for the Church after lockdown, recognising Pope Francis’ call to contribute their gifts and energies to the Church. One shared their hope for a church that “isn’t afraid of dialogue, a Church which isn’t afraid to be challenged, to learn,…

Letter from Taizé
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Letter from Taizé

Brother Paolo writes: There are now a number of tents dotted over the camping field in Taizé, and at prayer times there are as many “other people” in the church as brothers of the community. This week there are more than 100 meeting participants, mostly from France and Germany. Visitors in the church need to sit…

Young People with Roots – A Reflection Sparked by Pope Francis’ Exhortation ‘Christus Vivit’
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Young People with Roots – A Reflection Sparked by Pope Francis’ Exhortation ‘Christus Vivit’

An insight from the Apostolic Exhortation Christus Vivit After reflecting and meditating on the exhortation Christus Vivit, I would like  to make a reflection on Chapter Six, Young People with Roots. Before making this reflection, I would like to start with an analogy of a tree. Every tree has roots and it is through the…