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Press Release from the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops, 04.09.2017

In preparation for the 15th Ordinary General Assembly on the theme “Young people, faith and vocational discernment”, to take place in October 2018, the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops is organising an International seminar on the condition of youth, to be held from 11 to 15 September 2017 in the Auditorium of the Jesuit Curia.

During the Seminar, experts from the five continents will speak, exploring themes regarding young people today. Some young people will also participate, as spokespeople for their peers from different socio-cultural and religious and from various geographical regions of the world.

The Seminar programme includes reports from professors and communications from participants, followed by debate and further discussion in language-based groups. The work of the Seminar will be structured along the following themes: the young and identity, the young and otherness, the young and planning, the young and technology, and the young and transcendence. The various sessions are open to all those who are interested.