This Tuesday, we had the chance to be received by Cardinal TAGLE, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples (Propaganda Fide) who is very involved in spreading the Christian faith.
Propaganda Fide is an important partner for ICYCW for having accompanied some projects in the past.
This meeting was a very good moment of sharing, as we discussed many things abou the youth, the Church, and the advocacy of our International body. It was also an opportunity to thank them for all the support and also strengthen our collaboration for future works.
We found a friendly Cardinal who was very open to exchanges. We thank him again for his warm welcome and his kindness.
“The International Labour Organization (ILO) is devoted to promoting social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights, pursuing its founding mission that social justice is essential to universal and lasting peace.”
This year again, the ICYCW is participating in the International Labour Conference (110th edition), following the specific items of “Decent work and the social and solidarity economy” & “Inclusion of safe and healthy working conditions in the ILO’s framework of fundamental principles and rights”.
IS members will attend with national leaders representatives from India and Spain.
After an opening Plenary Session on Friday 27, May, the work of the committees started this Monday.
We sincerely hope that the tripartite discussions, between employers, workers and government representatives will permit accurate conclusions and consensus regarding the above mentionned topics.
For the sake of all young workers around the globe, our planet and our dignity.
The Economy of Francesco build 3 years ago an initiative to bring young people together to think about a new economy, ecologically sustainable and socially just. This experience is not only made for youth movements but is a global thinking with scientists, change makers, entrepreneurs, … Different activities are proposed.
The reflection was organized around 12 villages, gathering of people reflecting on one specific theme (Finance and Humanity, Businesses in transition, CO2 of Inequality, Agriculture and Justice, Energy and Poverty, Women for Economy, Business and Peace, Life and Life-style, Work and Care, Policies for happiness, Management and Gift, Vocation and Profit).
One of these beautiful projects will be the continuation of the reflection through the organization of a global & presential event in Assisi (Italy) in September 2022:
The people who were not included yet are invited to register too!
If until now, you have never heard about this initiative but you have interest in it, you have until March 31th 2022 to register online. Just to know, the procedure is different if you have been part of a village before. All the information is available on the website (see the link above).
You care about these topics? Go straight to it.
Victor, our treasurer, will register for CIJOC. What about you?
The International Secretariat had a meeting with the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life. It was 09th November 2021 in the meeting room of the Dicastery. The team accompanied by the International Chaplain shared a brief report, outcomes and statements of the 10th International Council.
After having shared some testimonies of the impact of the YCW on young workers, the Secretariat also exchanged on the future possibilities of collaboration with the Dicastery.
Octave a former collaborator of ICYCW who is currently working for Caritas International in Rome paid a warm visit to the international Secretariat team. Great sharing and exchange was done which was very useful to the new team and this was a great opportunity to strengthen our links with Caritas and also staying in touch with former leaders of ICYCW in solidarity We had a great pleasure to talk to him about the beginnings of ICYCW. We look forward to welcome him again!
On 29th of October 2021, the International secretariat went out to visit the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate in Rome. The team had the pleasure to meet Fr. Louis Lougen, Superior General of the OMI.
It was the perfect occasion to introduce the new team and have discussions to build a link. We shared the outcomes of the 10th International Council and thanks him for their generosity.
On 9th November 2021, The International Secretariat of ICYCW held a meeting with the Dicastery for promoting Integral Human Development (team of cardinal Turkson).
They shared with us their active work at the present time; which is to reflect about the structural crisis the Covid-19 brought into our world. The International Secretariat also exchanged about the ICYCW activities to the Young Christian Workers and the way we could work together in the future.