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Youth Violence and Pastoral Care

Pastoral Response of the Christian Community towards the Youth who take up Violence for Justice in Post-Colonial India


Roy Lazar Anthonisamy

Enormous growth of violent escalation among youth in every country and culture is alarming. Moreover, aversion to violence is rapidly diminishing and many young people regard violence as an effective and only means to achieve anything in life. Concepts like redemptive violence; just war, holy war, etc. evoke positive resonance. The situation of the youth in India is no exception to the general trend in the global community. Youth violence is indeed a challenge to pastoral care and many involved in youth ministry are trapped in a helpless situation. With the help of pastoral reflection and an interdisciplinary approach this book deals with theory and praxis of youth ministry in the context of violence and aggression among the youth in order to discern relevant strategies for an effective pastoral care.
Contents: Violence – Aggression – Youth – Pastoral Care – Christian Ministry – Mission and Evangelisation – Peace and Non-Violence – Justice and Communal Harmony – Peace and Development.