Ecumenism and Spirituality Lived and Practiced by Young People

Ecumenism and Spirituality Lived and Practiced by Young People

Young people today are much more articulate about their values and beliefs than they had been in the past. They are increasingly aware of the contradictions and contention on religious issues, within religious groups as well as in society at large.

For many young people spirituality means positive personal and social development. They see spiritual development as an on-going and dynamic interplay between one’s inward journey and one’s outward journey in multi-faith and multi-cultural societies.

In addition to lectures and resources about spirituality and ecumenism, the seminar “Ecumenism and Spirituality Lived and Practiced by Young People” will encourage the sharing of the lived spiritualities of participants. On the basis of these experiences, the participants will enter into reflection and dialogue towards inspiring forms and practices of spirituality that can enrich the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace.

This seminar will be led by Carla Khiyojan (convenor) and Rev. Dr Ester Pudjo Widiasih.

Who can apply? Young adults below the age of 30 who are actively engaged in WCC member churches and ecumenical youth organizations.
Deadline for applications: 23 October 2015

For more information, contact Henrike ( or Jeff Wild (

Monday, 23 November, 2015 (All day) to Saturday, 28 November, 2015 (All day)

Salatiga, Indonesia

Hosted by: 
World Council of Churches