RMG - Meeting on SDB and FMA Youth Ministry
Rome, Italy - June 2018 - On 25 June, at the Salesian Headquarters in Rome, a joint meeting was held between the Dicastery and the Salesian Youth Ministry, coordinated by Fr Fabio Attard, SDB, and Sr. Runita Borja, FMA. The meeting, which has been repeated for years every six months, allows the two organs of world animation of Youth Ministry of the Salesians of Don Bosco and of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians to explore and discuss themes of common interest, share processes, coordinate programs and common events. This last meeting, for example, represented an opportunity to study closely the theme of the next Synod of Bishops on "Youth, faith and vocational discernment", in light of the participatory process animated by the Secretariat of the Synod in recent months and of the recent publication of the Instrumentum Laboris. Among the common projects at the center of the agenda were the participation of the Salesian Youth Movement at the World Youth Day in Panama in January 2019, the animation processes of the Salesian Schools in America, the international coordination of the Salesian Youth Sports associations and participation in the International Congress entitled: "Youth and life choices: educational perspectives", to be held from 20 to 23 September 2018 in Rome, thanks to the collaboration between the Salesian Pontifical University and the Pontifical Faculty of Educational Sciences "Auxilium".