Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) Youth Message 2013
Theory and practice of advocacy, climate change and communication were the three main topics discussed over the 2013 Youth Training, prior to the LWF Conference of Leadership of the Latin American and Caribbean member churches.
Taking place from 13th to 15th of April in Managua, Nicaragua, the training was inspirational and empowering. While providing with a chance of visualizing the main issues that address the LAC youth, it was also a chance of identifying the ones that shall be advanced on. In a way of prioritizing such issues, each of the sixteen participants presented their ideas, and the three most voted were the ones elected as being the basis for the youth message and the Youth work in the region for the coming years.
Five of the participants (Nahún, Raquel, Rodolfo, Natalia and Fabián) volunteered to draft the message, which concise the learning during those days. Inputs and considerations were received from the whole group on a daily basis, a reason for why writing together such a strong letter was an exercise of team work and dialogue.
The message aims to communicate about the commitment of the young people to God, to the Church, to the care for the environment, and to the problems that affect the regions, while highlighting the contribution that the young people have to the regional and global community of churches. Take a look at what the Latin American and the Caribbean Youth have to say!