The Venice Faith and Politics Workshop
The biennial Venice Faith and Politics Workshop invites young people from across Europe to come together to explore the fascinating link between faith and politics.
A network of Jesuit centres and associates has been organising the workshops since 2006, drawing inspiration from European history and the wisdom of the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola.
During the workshops, participants get the opportunity to explore Christian engagement in public life. The ultimate aim is to encourage them to engage for the common good in a world of contradictions.
Promoting the common good involves:
- Public service: justice depends on people who generously respond to a personal call to work with and for others as stewards of creation.
- Discernment: service calls for shared attention to other people’s lives and to the complexity of human motivation.
- Hope: in a world damaged by sin, reconciliation and forgiveness are a source of power.
Link to Faith and Politics workshop site: venicefaithandpolitics.wordpress.com