Twenty-Somethings and the Church

If you’re near NYC or can get here at the end of January, this conference featuring Fr. James Martin, Donna Freitas, and many other fine speakers would be well worth attending.  I’ll be there too!

You can find more information at the conference website.

Twenty-Somethings and the Church

FORUM  |  Friday, 28 January 2011 | 6–8 p.m.
CONFERENCE  |  Saturday, 29 January 2011 | 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Pope Auditorium | Lincoln Center Campus
Fordham University | 113 West 60th Street

Have Young Catholics Lost Their Way?
Has the Church Lost Twenty-Somethings?
Has Our Culture Lost its Soul?

Twenty-somethings raised as Catholics are swelling the ranks of the religiously unaffiliated, yet many hold traditional beliefs about God and express spiritual yearnings and the desire to serve. This forum and conference will examine their fraught and often tenuous relationship with the Church.

Participants will explore the data, issues and dilemmas, as experienced in the cultural, economic and religious contexts of twenty-somethings—from sexuality to spirituality.

The speakers include leading experts and practitioners: James Davidson, Robert Putnam, Melissa Cidade, David Campbell, Carmen Cervantes, Donna Freitas, Colleen Carroll Campbell, Tom Beaudoin, Rachel Bundang, Bill McGarvey, Marilyn Santos, Tami Schmitz, James Martin, S.J., Rev. Robert Beloin, and twenty-somethings themselves.

All are welcome to attend the Friday forum, the Saturday conference, or both.

4 thoughts on “Twenty-Somethings and the Church

    • Hi Fr. Mark. I didn’t realize you had a blog– and just found it as I was googling the Lost? conference. I’m in CLIA in Philly and read your book this year– thank you!

      Here’s a video response by twenty-somethings at the LOST? conference. It was a spur of the moment project, motivated by the fact that there was a lot of talk about twenty-somethings by non-twentysomethings… and not that much talking with them.

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