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With the conviction that following Jesus commits us to social transformation, in the last week of August young people from all over Spain gathered in Loyola to know, debate and discern our way of being in this world.

They did so within the framework of the summer course "Faith and Sociopolitical Commitment", an interecclesial initiative that brings together various organizations concerned with the formation and commitment of Christians today in public life such as ALBOAN, Loiola Zentroa, Caritas Española, CLC - Spain, Focolare Movement, Jesuits Social, Cristianisme i Justícia, JOC - Young Christian Workers, MAGIS.

Both from an academic point of view as well as from their vital commitments, a panel of several speakers approached the look of the participants to the current topics: migrations, socio-ecological challenge, feminist theology, social doctrine of the Church, and citizen participation, among others. The young people valued very positively their participation in the meeting, recognizing that "a fundamental piece of our Christian being is probably the call to act in our environment".

The program has included sessions to accompany the diagnosis of reality and social, economic and ecological challenges, as well as to deepen the social doctrine of the church and the relationship between faith and politics in the ecclesial tradition. They also valued and were grateful for the opportunity to have this formation and exchange "in a stage in which, after finishing university, we have to guide our steps to see how we can respond to this call: it has been a gift to be able to listen to people who, from different spheres, are dedicating their professional and political work to attending to the needs of this world".

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