A RESEARCH project that has attempted to assess the impact of World Youth Day 2008 on the young participants, has identified the desire for follow-up activities with the Church (page 7).
The “Pilgrims’ Progress 2008 research project” reported that more than 40 per cent of survey respondents and interviewees said their faith in God had been strengthened through WYD08, and more than half said they were determined to change their behaviour towards others – to be more considerate, more “Christ-like”.
We all witnessed the intense enthusiasm generated by WYD08, so the research just confirms the lasting impact on the young pilgrims and that many of them are keen to deepen their faith and their Church connection.
That’s why Brisbane archdiocese’s major youth initiative, “Come, Walk in the Light” (page 1), deserves full support.
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