Wednesday, 12 November 2008

KENYA: International Christian Youth Meeting to be Held in November

NAIROBI, September 5, 2008 (CISA) -Thousands of young people from East Africa and abroad are expected in Nairobi for a 5-day meeting from November 26 to 30 to pray together and learn about different people and cultures.The theme of the meeting is, “Together, seeking paths of hope.” The event is organized by brothers from the Taize community and it will take place at Mji wa Furaha in Ruaraka. Participants will be accommodated by families within the local churches.Young people from parishes in the Kenyan capital will look out for host families and prepare the morning program.Thereafter they, together with their guests will participate in the youth meeting every afternoon at Queen of Apostles, Ruaraka.Common transport will be organized from each host parish and midday and evening meals will be provided. Those interested in attending the youth meeting can register through their local parish or chaplaincy.Youth expected to participate are from 18 to 30 years of age. Final registration date is October 15. Participants from Nairobi and its surrounding areas are expected to contribute Kshs 150 to 500 towards the costs.Taize is an ecumenical community founded in 1940 by Brother Roger in the village of Taize, France. The community comprises of a hundred brothers from more than 25 countries.The community’s aim is to reconcile and bring about peace. Every week, throughout the year, the youth are welcomed at Taize and called to be witnesses of peace and reconciliation.For more information contact: Brothers from Taize, Mjiwa Furaha, Tel: 0720132017 or Email: or visit:

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