C16 – Youth for Others as Instruments of Peace – Jesuits of Canada
Presenter: Pieter Niemeyer, Canadian Jesuits International
Description: Inspired by the words of Jesuit Fr Pedro Arrupe, who called on us to be ‘men and women for others’, we invite young people to become informed, compassionate and act as ‘Youth for Others’. Through an interactive exercise, participants will journey through the stories of young people connected with Canadian Jesuit International partners in the global south. Participants will reflect on how faith calls us to be instruments of peace to create a world where human rights are respected, education and health care are considered a human right for all, and priority is given to environmental care as tangible ways we can work for the common good.