Ireland – Young urged to register in time for vote on abortion

Young urged to register in time for vote on abortion

Katie O’Neill
April 16 2018, The Times

The 122,000 people who have become 18 since the last general election have been urged to ensure that they are registered to vote in the abortion referendum.

The National Youth Council of Ireland and the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) have called on young people to check the register before the May 8 deadline. The USI will be running voter registration drives on college campuses to register students.

Continued: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/young-urged-to-register-in-time-for-vote-on-abortion-t95khgrjz

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Ireland – Much of church teaching on sexuality and reproduction ‘irrelevant’

Much of church teaching on sexuality and reproduction ‘irrelevant’
Event tackles concerns over World Meeting of Families in Ireland, which pope is to attend

Sat, Apr 14, 2018
Mark Hilliard

Church teaching on sexuality and reproduction is “irrelevant and barely rouses” the curiosity of young people today, a conference ahead of the World Meeting of Families has heard.

Denis O’Brien, vice-president of the National Youth Council of Ireland, said Church leaders should learn how to communicate with younger generations which it risks pushing away by imposing views and rules they do not follow.

Continued: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/much-of-church-teaching-on-sexuality-and-reproduction-irrelevant-1.3462283

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