Christian youth in Pakistan, India interact on Skype

The skype meet encouraged youth to network with other youth movements and share the spirit of humanity and stand up for human rights.

India
Aug 20 2014, 12:51 PM
Christian youth in Pakistan, India interact on Skype
Students attending a youth seminar in Mumbai’s Matunga.

The Youth of Don Bosco Youth Services in Mumbai’s Matunga and the Youth of Sacred Heart Parish in Sahiwal in Punjab Province had a skype meet on August 10.

The skype meet encouraged youth to network with other youth movements and share the spirit of humanity and stand up for human rights.

There were 12 youth and 1 priest from Pakistan and 6 youth and 2 priests from India.

The meeting began with a prayer said by Father Raphael followed by briefing the youth in India about the history of the parish in Sahiwal. Father Glenford then introduced the works done at Don Bosco.

It was indeed a new experience for youth on both sides. After the basic introduction, each youth from both the sides came forward and introduced themselves. The introduction was like an ice breaker, where the youth were getting to know each other and expressing their joy with a big smile and laughing over things mutually. The importance of the Indo-Pak dialogue was shared by Marina and Ashiknaz.

The youth on both sides then shared the activities that they do in their respective youth groups. The challenges in terms of education and employment were discussed. There was also an exchange of culture in relation to festivals and freedom of expression. The youth answered each other’s questions and were touched to find a common platform in faith and expressed their ideas on being committee to their faith. The youth on both sides showed solidarity with each other and exchanged message on peace.

The meeting ended with a prayer said by Father Cleophus and both the groups decided to continue to build their solidarity with each other.

Source: Pakistan Christian Post