Implementation Odessa Declaration
The Working Group (WG) Politics ECPYouth delivered a draft version of the Odessa Declaration, a document that sets out the core political values of ECPYouth. Member of the WG Politics Rick van de Ven writes about the implementation of the Declaration and has some questions for you! You can find the draft Odessa Declaration here:
A strategic document sounds interesting, the themes that are addressed provide a direction to follow. But what is more interesting and appealing is the implementation, in which it is actually happening! Words and pictures are good, but deeds and actions speak to the heart of everyone. Here are some small examples and thoughts in order to become passionate and come into action:
- As Christians we have a strong foundation, but also our differences. It might be easy to rebuke this person from another Christian denomination or country, but have you ever listen to him? You might be surprised to hear and learn from him….
- Did you know that Daniel started as a young man in a hostile environment, however he became one of the main advisors to the king of that time? He stands out when we talk about dignity, since he was both humble and open to reach out to anyone. How is this for you?
- Have you ever heard about Robert Schumann? He was a European politician who laid the foundation for the EU. But, he was also a Christian who is well known for his strong collaboration skills. Which who could you collaborate?