Reflection week for 18-35 year-olds

A week of reflection reserved for young people aged 18-35 will be held in Taizé from 23 to 30 August, 2020. Students, young professionals, people involved in voluntary work and job-seekers are all welcome.

Because of the special programme for this week, we ask young people aged 15-17 years, adults over 35 and families with children to come at another time during 2020.

The aim of the week is to allow young adults of the same age range to meet and discuss various themes seen in the light of faith.

At the end of morning prayer, a brother will give a brief Biblical reflection in the church. The programme will include small discussion groups, workshops on spiritual, economic, political, artistic and society questions. Different speakers will be invited for these workshops - people involved in actions of solidarity, international organisations, Christian communities, youth from different continents, sisters of St Andrew, brothers of Taizé, ...

Some of the themes from 2019

  • Marginality and centrality of human beings in the universe. Reflection and sharing with a pastor and a physicist.
  • Spirituality and contemporary environmental challenges through the eyes of the Jewish Tradition.
  • Is it possible to be active in politics and remain true to one’s faith?
  • Bringing Laudato Si to life: prayer and action for Creation.
  • Welcoming strangers, those who are different. The parable of the Good Samaritan by members of the Arche Community of Jean Vanier (France) with or without the experience of disability.
  • Nature and music. A flute and piano duet.

Programme of a typical day

  • 8:15am morning prayer, with a biblical reflection in the church, followed by breakfast
  • 10:15am workshops or practical tasks
  • 12:20pm midday prayer, then lunch
  • 3:00pm workshops or practical tasks
  • 5:00pm snack
  • 5:45pm small-group meetings
  • 7:00pm supper
  • 8:30pm evening prayer

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