We focus on Jesus’ journey to the Cross, via the procession on a donkey, the footwashing, the crucifixion and the power of non violent Love. We explore how Jesus upended traditional power relations, disarmed the powers of violence – showing us how to Love in Action and what that means for young people today.
Sat. 1 April, 09h30–17h30
Jesus the Christ – Love in Action
Young people, 18-35 yrs
Volmoed Retreat Centre, Hermanus
Peaceful prayers, prayerful songs in different languages, silent reflection, bible study & discussion, small groups, workshops … all in a beautiful setting!
These talented young adults can make a special event even more special.
When and how did they come into being? Read the interesting story on how drumming has empowered young people and brought sheer joy to everyone involved, from the drummers, to the sponsors, to the audience. Make a booking – their performance is guaranteed to liven up your event.
It has only been a few days since the funeral service of the Arch, but I feel it necessary to write to young people in South Africa, the rest of the continent and across the globe, about the Arch and the need to learn from him and to preserve or continue his rich legacy. He started out in a very poor township in South Africa and, with the support of others, became a world-renowned leader. If he could do it, any child who longs to do it, who nurtures certain values and disciplines and work hard, can also do it.
Given the immensity and complexity of the crisis, the issue of youth unemployment should, at the very least, be on the prayer list of each South African church congregation. We bring unique gifts and graces to every challenge, and prayer is one of those unique graces we can and should bring to this crisis, acknowledging that it will require more than human ability to solve it.
If we begin to pray about it, we give it a certain prominence because we have spoken about it to God, and we will then have no choice but to act on it.
Prayer is also one of the factors that give the church confidence to deal with multiple and often converging crises. We gain our confidence from a relationship with someone who says “I will be with you always, until the end of time” and from Scriptures that proclaim that “for human beings it may be impossible, but for God it is possible”. When it becomes clear that other agencies are not going to – or simply cannot – deal with this and other crises any time soon, the Church has no choice but to stand in the breach as young people are part of the special concern of the church and also part of the marginalized and the voiceless or the unheard.