Every year young people from different parts of world are invited to come and participate in Taize’s International Meeting. They share together in their own experiences of life and faith, joining in Taize’s famous, sung meditative prayer.
February 2010 will see a new stage of Taizé “Pilgrimage of Trust on Earth”, with the 5th meeting of its kind in Asia. There was an international meeting in Manila in 1991 with 15,000 young people participating.The aim of the meeting is to support young people in their search for God and in their desire to commit themselves to the Church and society.
Trust, peace and reconciliation will be central themes of the upcoming meeting. Visit www.taize.fr/en for more information.
The NSW Ecumenical Council is enabling young Australians to attend by facilitating arrangements for a group, led by General Secretary, the Revd Dr Jonathan Inkpin, to travel to, and participate in the Manila event and a week’s activities preceding that, experiencing life within a local faith community outside Manila.
24 January to 7 February 2010
24 January Fly Sydney to Manila
26 January – 1 February travel to Luzon, the northern island of The Philippines & participate, staying with ‘foster families’, in local village faith community life.
2 February Travel to accommodation in Manila
3 – 7 February Taizé international gathering in central Manila. Morning program within local community close to accommodation; midday prayer in a central venue in Manila; reflection groups and workshops; evening prayer together.
8 February Return flight to Sydney.
Accommodation: In ‘foster families’, parishes and religious communities &/or the National Council of Churches in the Philippines’ facility in Manila.
Meals: Simple meals will be served – breakfast in the accommodation place; lunch and supper at the central venue.
Fares and When Payment Due: Paid in Australia, through the NSW Ecumenical Council for travel on Philippine Airlines.
Deposit: $150 by 1 October 2009, Balance of $1,250 (which including departure taxes) by 1 December 2009.
All Enquiries: K Moroney NSW Ecumenical Council
Phone: 02 9299 2215