AFRICA/IVORY COAST - The promotion of better working conditions at the center of the international meeting of young Christian workers in West Africa

Tuesday, 15 October 2019 work   laity   local churches  

Abidjan (Agenzia Fides) - "We want to transmit a family spirit, of solidarity, through the promotion of better working conditions which consists in the promotion of man in all its dimensions", says the coordinator of the association of young workers in West Africa (JOC Jeunesse Ouvrière Chrétienne) Djémis N'Guessan, explaining the theme of the first International JOC Meeting held in the Ivory Coast from 11 to 19 October 2019.
"The impact of social justice on the reality of decent work for young people in West Africa" is the theme of this international meeting which officially opened with a mass on Sunday 13 October in the Cathedral of Saint Paul d'Abidjan Plateau, presided by His Exc. Mgr. Boniface Ziri, Bishop of Abengourou, President of the Bishops’ Commission for the Apostolate of the Laity and of the Communities. Opening the meeting, Mgr. Boniface Ziri welcomed the various delegations.
The meeting is attended by delegates from Mali, Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea Conakry, Nigeria, Senegal and Rwanda, the latter an invited Country. Starting from October 14th there will therefore be a week of reflection that will end with the publication of a final communiqué in which the reflections and the sharing of the delegates' experiences will converge in order to increase the presence of the JOC in society. The delegates will participate in various activities including conferences, tourist visits and holy masses. (S.S) (Agenzia Fides, 15/10/2019)