Caring & Making a Difference
Those who founded, moulded and shaped the Social Action Group were strongly influenced by the Christian ethos of service to others, by the Meitheal tradition where neighbours gathered to help neighbours and by ideals of social justice and equality. Young people in the group are encouraged to make a genuine effort as a group to brighten up the lives of other people and to assist in the creation of a community of shared values, opportunities, benefits and responsibilities while becoming the best version of themselves rather than pale shadows of somebody else.
The members are asked to look at people and in so doing see an image of themselves with the same needs, rights and possibilities. Members are given the opportunity to take part in grand ventures like the construction of sheltered houses for older people. They are also asked never to underestimate the power and importance of a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment or the smallest act of kindness all of which have the power to turn a life around.
Members are asked to make a genuine effort to use their energy, gifts and talents in the service of others, to help create a community where everybody matters, to reflect on life and its meaning, to develop a purpose in life and help bring Christianity to life in a way that revitalizes individuals, the community and country.