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.’
Lecture: Sacred and Secular in Europe
Workshop: My own commitment in 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, community work, public administration.

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

Friday 
The Reality of Political Life: 
                    (Advisor to Peter Sutherland, UN Special Representative on Migration.)

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