Youth Responsibility in Making the World Liveable: A Theological Perspective

  • Luke Emehiele Ijezie Catholic Institute of West Africa (CIWA), Port Harcourt
Keywords: Actualization, Endowments, Responsibility

Abstract

The task of making the world a more liveable place is the responsibility of all in the society. The young people have the special role in this responsibility because they are the future of every society and constitute its most vibrant workforce. This essay reflects from a theological perspective on this special responsibility of the youth in the contemporary society. It examines the immense potentials of being young and explains how the young people can use these potentials to bring about positive change in the society

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See Luke E. Ijezie (2018), “Knowledge and Understanding to the Young: The Project of Proverb 1:2-7,” in Youth Formation & Globalisation in the Nigerian Context (eds. Luke E. Ijezie, Stephen Audu & Agnes Acha; Port Harcourt, CATHAN Publications, 63-74

The Youth Synod, in its Final Document, describes Jesus as a young man who sanctified the stage of youth. It elaborates this with a quotation from Iraeneus: “A youth for youths, becoming an example to the young, and thus sanctifying them for the Lord” (Irenaeus, Adversus Haereses, II, 22, 4), Christ sanctified the stage of youth by the very fact that he lived it (Final Document 63)

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Published
2021-09-29
How to Cite
Ijezie , L. E. (2021). Youth Responsibility in Making the World Liveable: A Theological Perspective. Journal La Sociale, 2(4), 9-15. https://doi.org/10.37899/journal-la-sociale.v2i4.435