Thu. Jul 18th, 2024


Article by Federico Douglas

In his Post Synodal Exhortation to the youth ´Christus Vivit´, Pope Francis urges the youth: “please do not leave it to others to be protagonists of change. You are the ones who hold the future! Jesus was not a bystander he got involved”.

Alight to this papal appeal, SIGNIS seeks to raise awareness and participation of youth in Asia in the Synod on Synodality (2021 – 2024) through the FA MULAN campaign to create a platform in which their voice can be heard and get them involved.

FA MULAN stands for Raising Faith Awareness through Media involving youth towards the synodal process in Asia’s New peripheries. The campaign seeks to allow any passionate youth to make their voice heard in the Church and society. This approach is a call for creativity and courage with new approaches imbued with the liveliness of the New Evangelization.

The project will leverage the rich variety of missions undertaken by SIGNIS members in the region to provide a tapestry of activities to engage and animate the youth of Asia regarding the Synod, as well as coverage of these activities to raise awareness beyond the region.

To achieve its main objectives, listening and awareness campaigns will be carried out online and where accessible in schools, churches, streets and communities.

A SIGNIS core group of 13 individuals from all over Asia will take a direct and active part in the implementation of the project.

Specifically, SIGNIS Youth in Asia will run a communication campaign to catch the attention of the wider public via social media using short videos to be deployed through different channels like YouTube, Facebook, TikTok, Instagram and X.

Their involvement will be instrumental in engaging other young people in the conversation on the Synod as well as allowing them to put positive pressure on the church, and empowering them to communicate the way they want.

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The future of the Church belongs to the youth of the Church, and it is from the youth and not from the old that the fire of life will warm and enlighten the Church thus the FA MULAN Campaign goes a long way to make this dream a reality.