The International Lasallian Days for Peace (ILDP) are approaching quickly! Here is some information to help you prepare for the 10th edition of this campaign that will take place from September 21st to October 21st, 2016.
First of all, we reveal to you the official poster of the ILDP 2016! It was designed by Pious N’gang’a Riitho, a Young Lasallian from Kenya. It is available in English, Spanish and French, and you also have access to a blank version that you will be able to put in any other language. Share this poster as much as possible, print it and make it visible in your ministry in the coming weeks!
This year’s theme, as announced last May, is “Our Voices of Mercy are calling for Peace”. This theme is inspired from the Institute’s annual theme for 2016-2017, “One Call, Many Voices”, and from the Jubilee of Mercy declared by Pope Francis. We want to put emphasis on the fact that by showing mercy ourselves and asking for mercy for others, we are building a more peaceful world.
We invite all Lasallian ministries to participate in their own way. Each Sector and District can also organize an initiative or encourage its ministries to participate. Whether it is a single activity or a program that runs throughout the whole campaign, your participation is important! Here are some ideas of initiatives that you can organize on the theme of peace and mercy:
- A prayer service
- A week of conferences or workshops
- A moment of reflection every week for the four weeks of the campaign
- An action or a project of service
Finally, we want to know more about what you are planning or have organized! Be sure to send any relevant information along with photos and videos to the person responsible for youth ministry or Young Lasallians in your District, as well as to this address: . We will share all initiatives with the rest of the Lasallian Family through numerous means of communication. You can also use the hashtag #ILDP2016 when using social media.
Thank you and we hope to hear from you soon!!
International Coordinator for Young Lasallians