Cape Town, 17 September, 2019 / 9:17 pm (ACI Africa).
The upcoming Cape Town 2019 Pilgrimage of Trust has been termed “an opportunity to live out fraternity” in South Africa where recent xenophobic attacks have seen some African countries repatriate their citizens.
“After the outburst of xenophobic violence which struck our country at the beginning of the month we are grateful to have this opportunity to live out fraternity and reconciliation with young people and representatives from all over Africa and beyond,” one of the pilgrimage organizers, Cindy, has stated in a press release sent to ACI Africa Tuesday.
France-based ecumenical Community of Taizé has organized a pilgrimage of 2000 youths drawn from Africa and Europe who will participate in a series of activities meant to help them encounter God as well as each other through prayer, communal work, and Bible study.
Among the pilgrims expected, 80 are from several European countries, 400 from twenty different African countries apart from South Africa, the host country from where 1,820 will take part in the five-day activities.
The pilgrimage is set to start on Wednesday, September 25 and will see the pilgrims participate in “three daily common prayers, meetings with people of hope during the morning session in the host communities and elective workshops in the afternoon at the central venue.”