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Venice Workshop revisits big questions

workshop01.jpgThe Venice Workshop on Faith and Politics held in August 2006 was so inspiring that it is being reprised this year. From 24-31 August 2008, a group of young Europeans (aged 18-35) will gather at the Campo dei Gesuiti, Venice, Italy, and contribute to a workshop about politics as a Christian calling and about “faith as a means of holding on to your enthusiasm and your integrity in that calling”. For more information, contact Edmond Grace SJ, one of the organisers, at [email protected] or phone 00353(0)86-8160749.

In Edmond’s words: “Politics, in the widest sense of the term, begins with a question: ‘What can be done?’ People look at the world in which they live and they wonder, but if they go beyond the question to actually do something, they will face a powerful challenge. They will at times be discouraged and frustrated. There will be painful and complex choices.” So much to talk about…