The Venice Faith and Politics Workshop.
For young adults, aged 20-35.
Part One: Where do we come from?
Introduction:About ‘Faith and Politics.’
Reflection:Sacred and Secular in Europe.
Workshop: My own calling to public life.
Lecture: Political Loyalties and Public Service in Europe.
Workshop: National Stories – reflection and sharing.
Part Two: Discerning the Common Good in Public Life
Lecture: Catholic Social Teaching, a method for discernment.
Workshop: conversations with people in public life – Electoral politics, advocacy work, public administration.
Input: Jesus and Politics – followed by time for private reflection
The Reality of Political Life: morning role play, afternoon symposium.
Guest contributor: Luc Cortebeeck, President, International Labour Organisation.
Part Three: Finding God in all things
Workshop: Recalling the vision of Faith and Politics
Review of the experience