|Building Bridges Continues!|
|Escrito por Youth for a United World|
|Sábado 13 de Octubre de 2012|
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For a few days following August 28th, 12,000 young people from more than 100 countries gave a youthful face to the Hungarian capital of Budapest. Among them were fifteenyoung people from the Midwest. It was the tenth edition of the international Genfest, the "celebration" of the youth, with the title: "Let's Bridge"- let’s build bridges!
It is precisely the big bridges over the Danube River that have become a symbol of a commitment for the world of the Gen (new generation of the Focolare Movement) and young people everywhere: breaking down the barriers between different cultures, religions, ethnic groups in conflict, and the barrier between people in need and people who can give.
Jessica, from Michigan, remembers looking down at the crowd in the arena, and thinking that at that moment we were all gathered together, but soon we would go back to our own countries and cities and bring love to those places, this was an overwhelming thought "I was looking out at this army of love!" B.A., from Chicago, found himself running into people from other countries that he know from previous gatherings and he realized that he was part of this world-wide family.
The young people will continue to work together for a united world and committed themselves to the United World Project. (www.unitedworldproject.it).