Young Leaders Initiative 2015: Student Musings and Photo Gallery

Almost 100 college and university students gathered in Washington, DC as part of the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering's Young Leader's Initiative from February 7-11, 2015.

Here's what they have to say about the experience:


"I was here to be the young voice of the Catholic Church and help create a positive difference in the government. I felt honored knowing that my fellow young leaders and I would have a chance to make an impact larger than ourselves."  Read his full blog post here.

- Julio Lara, Lewis University CRS Student Ambassador and Young Leader


"It was encouraging and empowering to see what other leaders were doing on their college campuses. The Young Leaders Initiative enabled students like me to share ideas as well as create action plans to implement what we learned at CSMG when we get back to campus." Read her full blog post here.

- Jackie Sardina, Catholic University of America Student and Young Leader


For more from the students who attended, check out this awesome blog post and video from Millenial Journal: Making a Better World: Young Catholics Discuss Social Justice at CSMG.

And, don't miss these inspiring photos of students from around the country meeting their congressional leaders to advocate on behalf of their faith and Catholic Social Teaching:

Minnesota Delegation CSMG 2015

Above: Minnesota Delegation (Photo reposted courtesy of Fr. Erich Rutten from Twitter: @frrutten).


Notre Dame Delegation CSMG 2015

Above: Notre Dame Delegation (Photo reposted courtesy of Bill Purcell from Twitter: @BfloBill64).


Ohio State University and Kent State University Delegation CSMG 2015

Above: Kent State University and Ohio State University Delegation


Xavier University of Louisiana Delegation CSMG 2015

Above: Xavier University of Louisiana Delegation


Saint John's University CSMG 2015

Above: Saint John's University Delegation