AFJN Board Member and current liaison to the UN in New York, Fr. Luigi Zanotto, was joined by Fr. Rocco Puopolo, Executive Director; Sr.
Fr. Rocco Puopolo, AFJN Executive Director, at the IYCS Conference in Uganda
Kampala, Uganda from August 1st to 15th.
From July 24th to August 8th, Fr. Rocco Puopolo
took part in the preparatory Pan African meeting of the African YCS delegates and joined the world delegates for the first week of their two week council.
There were 19 African movements represented and 51 world movements.
was a faciliator for one day and spoke on culture, conflicts, and roadmaps to peace through dialogue and advocacy.
The major issues that the Pan African Coordination Team is dealing with are peace and justice education, HIV/AIDS awareness and action, interreligious dialogue and human rights education.
The Pan African sessions were held at the Uganda Spirituality Center for the Laity
at Namungongo near the shrine of the Uganda Martyrs.
The World Formation and Council for IYCS
was held at Ggaba Major Seminary
met with the chaplains and student leaders in order to strengthen ties with the many YCS groups at univeristies throughout Africa.
also invited them to share their analysis and actions with AFJN
in order to enhance and deepen our advocacy for Africa.