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PATH TO PEACE FOUNDATION

TO HOST 4th   ANNUAL

CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING SEMINAR

TILL IT AND KEEP IT:

BEING STEWARDS FOR A JUST WORLD”

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE … May 8, 2009 

Archbishop Celestino Migliore,  Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, and President of the Path to Peace Foundation, announced that the Foundation will hold its fourth annual Catholic Social Teaching Seminar for college students, from May 16 – 21, 2009. The theme of this year’s seminar is Till it and keep it: Being stewards for a just world.”

Each year, colleges and universities are invited to send two students from their respective schools to participate in a select group of fifty students from around the country to take part in this one week intensive program. The seminar is designed to expose students to a greater understanding of Catholic Social Teaching on the world stage and on the local level, and the work of the Holy See Mission to the United Nations.

During the week students attend lectures and interact with Ambassadors and other UN officials at the United Nations, speakers from various Catholic organizations and social agencies, and visit places of cultural and religious significance.  

The purpose of the symposium is to engage the participants and instill in young people that they are an invaluable resource for the successful work of the Church in the building up of the common good.

Colleges and universities interested in participating in next year’s seminar are encouraged to contact the Path to Peace Foundation at: mail@thepathtopeacefoundation.org

The Path to Peace Foundation was established in 1991 to support the educational, cultural and humanitarian activities which complement the diplomatic activities of the Holy See Mission to the United Nations.  Its principal purpose is the spreading of the message of peace by which the Catholic Church, through the words and activities of the Pope and of the Holy See, strives to "guide our steps into the path of peace" (Luke 1:79).

For further information please call Fr. Vittorio Guerrera at (212) 370-7885.  To learn  more about the work of the Holy See Mission please visit our websites:  www.holyseemission.org and the Path to Peace Foundation at www.thepathtopeacefoundation.org.

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