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The core reading list of 8 books is intended to help our members develop their understanding of the human person as they work to build a culture of life around the world. Each book was chosen for its relevance to the work of the World Youth Alliance and because it contributes in some way to a fuller understanding of the intrinsic dignity of the human person. We highly recommend reading these books as they will help you to better understand the ideas and language needed to build societies that affirm the dignity of each person. Click here to download the information packet about the book list. The books included are:

 

Man’s Search for Meaning

Viktor Frankl
[ Discussion guide ]


The Tipping Point

Malcolm Gladwell
[ Discussion guide ]
 

 

A World Made New

Mary Ann Glendon
[ Discussion guide ]
 

Lost in the Cosmos

Walker Percy
[ Discussion guide ]

 

 

Man and the State

Jacques Maritain
[ Discussion guide ]


Brave New Family

G.K. Chesterton
[ Discussion giude ]
 

 

Centesimus Annus

Pope John Paul II
[ Discussion guide ]

Only the Lover Sings

Josef Pieper
[ Discussion guide ]
 

 

 

 

Fatal Misconception 

Matthew Connelly
[ Discussion guide ]

 
 

Broken Promises 

Edward Green
[ Discussion guide ]

 

 

The Invisible Cure 
Helen Epstein

[ Discussion guide ]
 

 

Unnatural Selection
Mara Hvistendahl

[ Discussion guide ]

 

 

The Bottom Billion
Paul Collier

[ Discussion guide ]

 

White Man's Burden
William Easterly

[ Discussion guide ]

 

 

 

 

 

 


 



The WYA film list is a selection of films that explore the truths of the human person and the drama of the human condition. They are intended to help our members reflect more deeply on what it means to be human. The films, coming from all over the world, look at specific themes related to our common humanity – the search for meaning, justice, freedom and peace as well as the need for beauty inherent in human nature. These themes are relevant to the work of the World Youth Alliance and aim to contribute to our members’ growth in understanding WYA’s vision of the human person and to enhance the capacity for empathy and solidarity. Click here to download the information packet about the film list.
 

 

Mad Hot Ballroom (2005)

Directed by Marilyn Agrelo

Rating: PG

 [ Discussion guide ]



Buena Vista Social Club (1999)

Directed by Wim Wenders

Rating: G
[ Discussion guide ]

 

 

Children of Heaven (1997)

Directed by Bacheha-Ye aseman

Rating: PG
[ Discussion guide ]

 

Les Choristes (2004)

 Directed by Christophe Barratier

Rating: PG-13
[ Discussion guide ]
 

 

 

Lumumba (2000)

Directed by Raoul Peck

Rating: Not rated

*Viewer discretion advised

on account of violence.
[ Discussion giude ]


The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Directed by Frank Darabont

Rating: R

*Viewer discretion advised

on account of violence.

 [ Discussion guide ]

 

Schindler’s List (1993)

Directed by Stephen Spielberg

Rating: R

*Viewer discretion advised

on account of subject matter.
[ Discussion guide ]

 

Life is Beautiful (1997)
Directed by Roberto Begnini
Rating: PG-13
[ Discussion guide ]

Hero (2004)

Directed by Yimou Zhang

Rating: PG-13
[ Discussion guide ]

 



Babette's Feast (1987)
Directed by Gabriel Axel
Rating: G