Integral Ecology in debate: "committing ourselves to mankind and to the Earth."
This was the theme of a conference-debate with 55 young people from different vicariates of Cotonou, gathered for a human, spiritual and pastoral formation session in Adjatokpa (a city in southern Benin)
The occasion was for these young people to learn and reflect on the concept of integral ecology in order to initiate actions in favor of the safeguard of the "Common House" and in favor of sustainable development, which responds to the needs of the present without compromising the capacity of future generations to respond to theirs.
For the speakers Jerome Toze and Yann ADJOVI, everything starts with wonder. We are invited to look at the world, the men and women who inhabit it, nature and God with a look of wonder. A look of blessing that thinks good and wishes good.
This starting point will enable us to look at things with lucidity and sometimes, in the face of the gravity and tragedy of what we can see and not fall into despair ...
Do not give up, do not despair but get moving, choose action and act in favor of the poorest.
The eco-citizenship of individuals, companies and governments becomes an imperative and we are all called to an ecological conversion. Live wisely, think deeply and love generously.
This School of Faith, initiated and organized every year for young leaders by the youth chaplaincy of Cotonou, started on Friday, July 2 and ended on Sunday, July 11. Nearly 10 days of intense learning, fraternal experience and celebration of nature.
A beautiful introduction to the CoLive journey proposed by Fondacio online from September to December 2021. The first international meeting of this 2021 journey has already taken place on June 5th, with many inspiring testimonies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Exh_QwIWlgA&t=3s
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