15 # hashtags for comments

Mar 15, 2018 | Synod 2018

15 #Hashtags for Comments

Indications for personal or group reflection in preparation for participating in the Pre-Synodal Meeting of Young People through the Social Media.

The texts are meant to encourage young people to examine the subject, discuss it and make comments. Likewise, young people are asked to take some time to look into things and think things through.

The texts can be used by individuals or groups (with or without a formator being present).

During the Pre-Synodal Meeting, young people can also participate in the work by sending comments to one of the linguistic groups. It is necessary to register for a group in advance. To register, visit www.synod2018.va or facebook.com/synod2018.

Each #hashtag will be connected to a brief explanatory text as an assistance in commenting. These texts will be found at www.synod2018.va.

Comments can be made at the following #hashtags:

(1) The formation of personality. In these times, what relationships, emotional experiences, specific events and places primarily determine the identity of younger generations?


(2) Relationships with different people. What challenges and opportunities come to light in our increasingly interconnected, multicultural and interreligious world, where, unfortunately, differences and divisions are intensifying?


(3) Young people and the future. What dreams do young people have for themselves and for the society in which they live? How are they striving to realize these aspirations?


(4) The relationship with technology. How does technology today, with its new opportunities and unprecedented dangers, contribute to determining young people’s identity and way of life?


(5) The search for meaning in life. What relation exists between the daily lives of young people and their experience of the sacred, spiritual realities and religion?


(6) Young people and Jesus. How is the person of Jesus, as recounted in the Scriptures,  perceived by the young people of the third millennium?


(7) Faith and the Church. How do young people today live their personal faith in Jesus? What is their relationship with the ecclesial community?


(8) The vocational sense of life. Is there a clear understanding in younger generations  of their having a personal call and specific mission in the world?


(9) Vocational discernment. What tools can be useful and what moments are best suited to helping a young person make life’s basic choices in the Church and the world?


(10) Young people and accompaniment. What should be the characteristics of a trustworthy person, who is suited to accompanying young people today on life’s journey?


(11) The Church’s manner of acting. What should be the characteristics of a Church which is enlightening, attractive and credible to younger generations, one which has the ability to engender respect and attractiveness in them?


(12) Young leading figures. What are the preferred areas, in both society and the Church,  where young people, with their talents and enthusiasm, can really be involved in the mission of the Church today?


(13) Preferred places. What are the more important places, among others, for encountering young people where they are, and accompanying them and offering them the light of faith?


 (14) The initiatives to be reinforced. What specific initiatives appear to be more appropriate to attract the interest of young people, so that they can fully grow as persons?


(15) Instruments to be used. Which approaches appear to be the most accessible and what are the most effective ways of generating among young people a sense of vocation, attentiveness to one’s neighbour and a grace-filled life?


Finally, work during the Pre-Synodal Meeting is based on The Work Outline. The Letter of Invitation provides a “link” to young people around the world, inviting them to participate. The 15 #hashtags for comments are the means for interacting with those who are in Rome. In this way, we want to make young people throughout the world feel involved in this journey of sharing and listening, which is very important to the Church today.