Joan is the Coordinator of the Family Bible Project and Co-Coordinator for Young Neighbors in Action at the Center for Ministry Development. She holds a Master's degree in Pastoral Ministry from Creighton University and a Certificate in Faith and Justice.

Helping Youth Embrace the Uncommon Good

Helping Youth Embrace the Uncommon Good
One of my favorite writing challenges over the past several years has been partnering with Catholic Relief Services to develop FoodFast, the hunger awareness experience designed to help youth deepen their faith as they actually make a difference for those who don't have enough food. Jane Angha and I, working closely with Ted Miles of CRS, had an am...
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5 Tips for Recruiting Youth for Summer Mission Trips

5 Tips for Recruiting Youth for Summer Mission Trips

Here are some tips for recruiting today's generation of young disciples, who have so many options available to them for spending their summers.

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All Saints' Day: Oh I Want to Be in That Number!

I recently spent a day in Cartagena, Columbia, and visited the church where St. Peter Claver is buried. In the square next to the church is a beautiful sculpture of Peter with one of the enslaved persons to whom he ministered. It was so moving to see the tender gaze of Peter on a young man in obvious pain. It made me want to reach out to those who suffer from oppression and the denial of their human dignity. I wanted to take their pain away. Thank you, St. Peter Claver!

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