MANILA, July 22, 2015 – ABOUT a hundred young delegates, educators, and priests from 34 countries will participate in the International Young Catholic Students (IYCS) and International Movement of Catholic Students (IMCS) Global Training Session and World Council to be hosted by the Student Catholic Action of the Philippines (SCAP) at Mariapolis Peace Center from July 24 to Aug. 3 with the theme “Salt of the Earth, Light of the World – Students Building the Kingdom of God.”
The global gathering aims to train delegates of national movements to become “Salt of the Earth, Light of the World” in their respective communities and in the larger international scope. Student leaders will reflect on their mission, to empower them towards building a community of justice and peace, and to promote communion towards creating spaces of integral dialogue.
The week-long program will highlight activities with the principles of the SEE-JUDGE-ACT methodology. It will involve interventions of experts from the Philippines and participating countries, group reflections promoting integral participation, and an exposure program that will lead the participants to global action on poverty alleviation, environment, human rights and many more.
An active member of IYCS, the Student Catholic Action of the Philippines (SCAP), is one of the recognized organizations of the CBCP-Episcopal Commission on Youth and currently one of the council organizations of the Federation of National Youth Organizations (FNYO).
IYCS is “a movement of action and reflection” and has a mission to evangelize and transform the student milieu towards global liberation, justice, and peace. It is one of the recognized International Catholic Organizations of the Holy See. Meanwhile, IMCS unites over 80 diverse national federations of Catholic university students from Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle Eas,t and North America. by helping students get involved as social actors in the university, the Church and in the world for promoting among students “a spirituality of action.”
To learn more about this event, interested parties may visit SCA Philippines’ official website at www.scaphilippines.org (Dana Jane Naval/CBCPNews with reports from Justin Earon Pabon)