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What's the Big Idea? [Free Journal Article]

What's the Big Idea? [Free Journal Article]

It’s Advent, and as we are preparing for Christmas, we’re probably also thinking about our ministry in the coming year. What new things do we want to try? Where do we want to go deeper? What will really work in reaching youth today?

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Works of Mercy in the Jubilee Year

Works of Mercy in the Jubilee Year

There's much excitement and anticipation for the upcoming Jubilee Year of Mercy.  The Holy Father will begin the Jubilee Year by opening the Holy Doors on December 8, 2015.  With lots happening around us, be sure to set some time aside to discern how we will personally live out this Year of Mercy.

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What If All the World’s Religions Came Together to Discuss Our Humanity?

What If All the World’s Religions Came Together to Discuss Our Humanity?

Well, that’s exactly what just happened! Last month a very significant event quietly occurred in the United States. I say “quiet” because as amazing as this event was, there was hardly any media recognition about it. In October of 2015, Nobel Peace Laureates, religious leaders, global thinkers, and interfaith activists gathered in Salt Lake City for the Parliament of the World’s Religions (Congress of the Religions). The Parliament is the oldest (1893), the largest, and the most inclusive gathering of people of all faith and traditions. Traditionally, the Parliament occurs every five years. This year 10,000 people, 80 nations, and 50 different faiths came together to learn, dialogue, and pray with each other.

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