Pax Christi/ YCW Impact UK Peace Challenge 2009

posted 26 Dec 2008, 14:38 by Stefan Gigacz   [ updated 26 Dec 2008, 14:43 by Stefan Gigacz ]

Pax Christi UK has announced its annual competition for young people, Peace Challenge for 2009 which will be on the theme of conflict and violence.

"We have teamed up with Young Christian Workers YCW/Impact to produce a resource sheet with activities to help groups explore the meaning of conflict and violence, how they affect young people, and what they can do to make a difference," Pax Christi UK say in their latest bulletin.

"The resource is based on the see, judge, act model, first developed by Fr Joseph Cardijn, the founder of YCW. They are designed to help young people look into issues that affect them, judge them in light of their faith and take action to make a real difference. The see, judge, act method recognizes that young people are the experts in their own reality and that they are often the best placed to take meaningful action to transform their lives and the lives of other young people.

"Young people aged 15-18, or school year 10 and above, are invited to enter in teams of 4 by making a short film. Entries need to be at the Pax Christi office by 31st January 2009. More information and an entry form can be downloaded from the Peace Education pages of the website or sent from the office."

SOURCE: Justpeace, Nov-Dec 2008