THE MOVEMENT AT A GLANCE
Jesus Youth is an International Catholic Youth Movement with a charismatic spirituality. Jesus Youth originated in Kerala, the picturesque coastal state in the southern tip of India, with its rich cultural backdrop and special Christian tradition of three Catholic rites and numerous other churches. Starting from 1976 the Catholic Charismatic Renewal (CCR) touched the lives of many in those parts resulting in the formation of a number of youth groups which were well networked by 1978. By the early 1980s, these groups had already matured into a vibrant presence.
In 1985, the International Year of the Youth, the network received a brand new tag, ‘Jesus Youth’, which in turn helped it to forge ahead with a clearer vision for themselves, looking for greater participation in the Church and society. Stirred by the Spirit and impelled by their inner dynamism these youth took the spirit of the movement to their life situations and also to the places to which they moved for studies and jobs. By the 1990’s, Jesus Youth had spread to other parts of India and at the turn of the millennium the movement had already spread to a number of countries in different continents.
By the time Jesus Youth celebrated its Silver Jubilee in 2010 the movement had already been approved as a Catholic movement by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI) and had become a vibrant presence in more than 25 countries and all continents.
JESUS YOUTH HELPS YOUNG PEOPLE TO MAKE JESUS A PART OF THEIR EVERYDAY LIFESTYLE. IT IS ACTIVE IN PARISHES, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES, WORKPLACES, INSTITUTIONS AND ORGANISATIONS.
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