Thought for the day
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened."
- Matthew 7:7-8
The youth department of CSI Synod in association with CSI East Kerala Youth Movement organized a 1 day orientation and training workshop on “Youth addressing the rights of the elderly” this program was held on 14th July 2018 at the headquarters of the East Kerala. Bishop K. G. Daniel Thirumeni inaugurated this training workshop and commended the youth for looking at the rights of the elderly and their lives closely. He encouraged all the youth leaders of East Kerala diocese to take up this cause as commitment in enabling the youth to become channels of love and hope for the elderly in homes, in the church and community at large.
‘Team 7’ a professional body of counselors that treats, trains, and serve people with different psycho-social ailments were invited to facilitate this workshop. Various inputs on understanding the elderly, communication and group therapy in theory and practice were oriented as a part of this training. The youth were asked to follow a checklist in their own parishes of assessing the needs of the elderly and the kind of assistance that is required.
Rev. Solomon Paul, The Synod Youth Director spoke about the purpose of this project and thanked the East Kerala Diocesan Youth movement for taking this as one of their important campaigns. He remarked that the Body of Christ is incomplete without addressing the needs and the rights of the elderly. He also emphasized on how the young and old can come together and address various concerns related to the community.
At the end of the training the youth leaders committed themselves to address the rights of the elderly through various creative events and programs. The Synod Youth Department has promised further guidance in terms of training to make this campaign more meaningful and realistic.Read Next...
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To enable the young people with a new vision rooted in the person and work of Jesus Christ, equipping them to live out the values of God's reign and putting their faith in praxis.
Empower and sensitize young people to critically analyse issues pertaining their life in church and society to shape their perspectives on various issues like Ecology, Gender Justice, Caste system, Globalization, Girl Child, Media and its effects, Addiction and Abuse, Politics, Finance and Accountability, Inter-faith dialogue and so on…
Make them an integral part of the church, its worship, mission and structure. Providing leadership at various levels of church structure and participatory involvement in decision making process.
To build a healthy and strong network with the youths of other churches, coming together for a common cause, putting their faith in praxis and envisioning a better church and a wider society.
To make them servant leaders of the servant Lord to serve the church.
Training programmes at the Diocesan, Inter-Diocesan and the Synod level will be conducted.
Bible study workshop to re-read the bible with new eyes to trigger faith and praxis in young minds.
Sensitizing programmes on various issues like ecology, patriarchy, caste and class system, media and so on will be conducted in providing the right perspective about these issues and also enable them to formulate their responses.
Work camps for joint action.
Exposure programmes and visits to different church traditions and mission activities.
Dialogue with young people of other faith in promoting mutual participation for common action.
Partnership programmes with other churches and NGO's to enable fellowship towards common faith and action.