"We had two young people attend the youth Assembly that were at a cross road in their lives. They were struck by the openness of the young people at the event and their willingness to discuss their faith and culture. They have returned from the Assembly with a renewed sense of faith and in their own words 'a new clear direction in life'" Lorraine Tomlins
Faith, Culture and Spirituality were the key elements that 50 young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholics came together to talk about and experience at the 2015 NATSICC Assembly in Darwin.
They spoke not only of the future but also the present - the challenges that they face on a day to day basis and the strength they gain from having a strong foundation of faith and culture. Led by NATSICC Youth Councillor Sabrina Stevens (assisted by Darwin Diocese Youth Officer Benita Di Vincintiis and volunteer Regina McCarthy), the youth were able to create a safe and relaxing space that was conducive to sharing and listening. The 'Youth Chillout Zone' was set up under the trees of Kormilda College and it hosted many of the workshops and presentations. Presenters included:
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