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Examples of effective youth ministry

[Church Divinity School of the Pacific] When Church Divinity School of the Pacific began looking for models of effective youth ministry, it found these examples.

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What can cash-strapped churches do to enable youth ministry?

[Church Divinity School of the Pacific] Here are some suggestions from youth ministers for how congregations with limited financial resources can enable or strengthen their ministries to and with young people.

Suggestion #1: Replicate the summer camp model

New Zealand: Judge rules on ChristChurch cathedral payout

[Anglican Taonga] Insurance money from quake-damaged ChristChurch Cathedral cannot be used to fund the transitional cathedral in nearby Latimer Square, a judge has ruled.

However, the Church Property Trustees (CPT) acted in “extraordinary circumstances” in the wake of the earthquakes, says Judge Graham Panckhurst in his ruling released on April 8.

Video: Sudan’s ‘Lost Boys & Girls’ find new life in Utah

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[Episcopal News Service] Lost Boys and Girls of Sudan, orphans displaced by the decades-long civil war in Sudan and resettled in the U.S., celebrate Easter at All Saints Episcopal Church in Salt Lake City.

NAVAJOLAND: Walk honors Vietnam veterans, families

[Episcopal News Service] Military service is an historical tradition in Navajo culture.

In Mike Bekis’ immediate family, for instance, 38 members have served or are currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.

“Just like my five uncles before us, they were all World War II [veterans], all of us have stepped up,” said Bekis, in a telephone call from Farmington, New Mexico, with ENS. “And we just followed in their footsteps.”

Episcopal Church, SC Episcopalians reply to breakaway group’s lawsuit

[Episcopal News Service] Legal documents filed in South Carolina Circuit Court on March 28 say that Bishop Mark Lawrence and those people who followed him out of the Episcopal Church have no authority over the assets or property of the Diocese of South Carolina or any of its parishes and have conspired to damage the diocese.

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