Young Adults

Articles

October 11, 2012

The 2013-2015 budget passed by General Convention this summer contains some major shifts in funding for Young Adult and Campus Ministries. (We invite you to follow along with that budget on page 15 of this document) First of all, the funding for both young adult and campus ministries (...

October 10, 2012

I had heard that General Convention was difficult – if not impossible – to describe to someone who had not attended. I never realized how true that was until I attended a General Convention for myself.

Being at General Convention 2012 with the Young Adult Festival was one of the most...

October 4, 2011

After spending a year as a Young Adult Service Corps volunteer teaching Xhosa children in Grahamstown, South Africa, Travis Shields, 23, has decided to change the course of his life.

Rather than pursue a Ph.D. in medical physics, he's decided to study medicine with the hope of one day...

July 5, 2011

Offering Native American youth opportunities "that help change lives" and keeping them safe are among the ambitious goals Brandon Martinez has set as the new director of the Hózhóní Youth Center in Holbrook, Arizona.

At 20, he is the first Native American hired to oversee the center, and...

February 7, 2010

Growing up, Michael Haslett learned a simple creed of human rights: "You're equal. You should be safe. You should be happy. If you want to go to school, you go to school."

"But that's not true everywhere in the world," he recently told the congregation at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in...

November 4, 2009

A missionary's life can be full of surprises. When Mike Young, 24, of Abilene, Texas, signed up with the Young Adult Services Corps (YASC) as an Episcopal Church missionary, the last thing he expected was to be sent to First-World-known-for-high-development-and-electronics Japan, he said.

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July 24, 2009

Some 80 high school and college-age students from throughout the Diocese of Alabama gave up the comforts of home and a week of their summer to spend it with kids in the rural Black Belt region of Alabama -- one of the poorest areas in the South.

The young Episcopalians spent July 13-17...

July 10, 2009

The Young Adult Festival (YAF) has a single message to General Convention: "We are here and we are committed to the Episcopal Church." Each triennial General Convention features a YAF and the current theme is "Together," a variation of the convention theme, ubuntu, a Xhosa word that means "I am...

December 15, 2008

If there's a stereotype of a clergy person who initiates a Goth service, the Rev. Lou Divis defies it. At nearly 60, her first grandchild -- she's the mother of four and the stepmother of four -- is on the way, and she's one of the softest-spoken, sweetest-looking people you could hope to meet...

August 1, 2008

From August 1-9, 180 students from more than 100 countries will convene in Montreal, Quebec, for the World Student Christian Federation (WSCF) general assembly. The event, held every four years, gathers young leaders from many traditions: Anglican, Protestant, Orthodox, Pentecostal, Roman...

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