The next European Meeting of Young Adults will be held in the city and region of Riga (Latvia), from 28 December 2016 to 1 January 2017. It will be a new step in the “pilgrimage of trust on earth” which brother Roger began in the 1970s.
It will be the first time we will have held a European Meeting in a Baltic state. The city of Riga has a long Lutheran tradition. Latvia is also a country where there are deep connections between Christians of different churches. The leaders of the Roman Catholic Church, the Orthodox Church, the Lutheran and the Baptist Churches have all signed a common letter inviting Taizé to hold the European Meeting in their city. It is the first time that we shall have the European Meeting in a place where many Orthodox believers live.