Jill Rauh from the USCCB Department of Justice, Peace & Human Development posted a short piece on an upcoming event for college student leaders, the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering Young Leaders Initiative. ACCU is part of the planning committee for this event. Check out Jill’s piece below and on the USCCB-JPHD blog, “To Go Forth”.
As a young adult who has worked for the Church my entire adult life, it irks me when I hear questions like:
Where are all the young people?
Why don’t they care about the Church’s work in [insert topic being discussed]?
Why aren’t they here?
In my experience, the major reason we don’t see “young people” is because we haven’t invited them. When we do invite them, they come. And when we respect their interests, experience and contributions, they keep coming.
Case in point: in February 2015, we will welcome over 100 Catholic student leaders from colleges and universities around the country to the annual Catholic Social Ministry Gathering—the preeminent gathering of US Catholics in social ministry, presented by 16 national Catholic organizations, under the leadership of the USCCB Department of Justice, Peace & Human Development.
The Gathering attracts around 500 participants—so college students will likely make up…
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