Sixth International Youth Assembly #Philippines
The Sixth International Youth Assembly 2018 held at the City of Love Iloilo City, which is located in Region 6, Western Visayas of the Philippines. The Sixth IYA 2018 ran across four days from September 20 – 23, 2018. A portion of the program overlapped withthe celebration of UN’s International Day of Peace, and appropriately this year’s theme was, “Peace Loving Global Youth: Bridging Gaps toward Sustainable Peace”. This highlighted the aim of Youth and Students for Peace (YSP) to empower youth leaders to understand their role and their contribution for the improvement of our society, thus achieving sustainable peace and prosperity for all.
The YSP International President, Dr. Robert Kittel, gave the Pure Love Address where he emphasized two important points: first, keeping purity as a dignity in creating a healthy family, and society as the foundation in creating a world of peace; second, one man should marry only one woman.
The oath of Pure Love was headed by Dr. Kittel and youth representatives Mr. Hanjin Gimay, BCPh Coordinator, Bacolod City; and Ms. Jun Sun Magcanam, BCPh Coordinator, Iloilo City. Through participants reciting the Oath of Pure Love, they dedicated themselves to keeping their purity before marriage and fidelity within marriage in creating an ideal family.