Programme

The Venice Faith and Politics Workshop.

For young adults, aged 20-35.

Part One: Where do we come from?
Monday
Introduction:
About ‘Faith and Politics.’
Reflection:Sacred and Secular in Europe.
Workshop: My own calling to public life.

Tuesday 
Lecture: Political Loyalties and Public Service in Europe.
Workshop: National Stories – reflection and sharing.

Part Two: Discerning the Common Good in Public Life
Wednesday 
Lecture: Catholic Social Teaching, a method for discernment.
Workshop: conversations with people in public life – Electoral politics, advocacy work, public administration.

Thursday 
Input: Jesus and Politics – followed by time for private reflection

Friday 
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
Saturday 
Workshop: Recalling the vision of Faith and Politics
Review of the experience
Party

Daily input
            Ignatian (Jesuit) spirituality
            Group sharing about the day
            Mass for those who wish