An International Seminar on the condition of youth will gather September 11-15, 2017 to consider the issues facing young people. The General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops said September 4, 2017 that it is organizing the event to prepare for the 15th Ordinary General Assembly on the theme “Young people, faith and vocational discernment,” to take place in October 2018.
During the Seminar, experts from the continents will speak, exploring themes regarding young people today. Some young people will also participate, as spokespeople for their peers from different socio-cultural and religious and from various geographical regions of the world.
The Seminar program includes reports from professors and communications from participants, followed by debate and further discussion in language-based groups. The work of the Seminar will be structured along the following themes: the young and identity, the young and otherness, the young and planning, the young and technology, and the young and transcendence.
The Seminar will be held in the Auditorium of the Jesuit Curia, near the Vatican. The various sessions are open to all those who are interested.