Cultural Effects of Evangelization of Youth and Young Adult Catholics
April 1, 6:30-8:00pm
$10 preregistered/prepaid. $15 at the door.
This presentation will examine the attitudes, apprehensions, and aspirations of young adults. It endeavors to explain the relationship young adults have to their religious traditions. We will discuss some who practice their faith, others who are disconnected and/or unschooled in Catholicism, and still others who hold traditional beliefs. By understanding their spirituality and everyday lives, our approaches to evangelization can be more effective.
The program will address the current cultural and societal characteristics influencing this younger generation. It will attempt to provide effective ways of passing on the faith that we embrace. It will offer approaches to spirituality that might engage these young adults in meaningful conversations about the sacred. How can we, who are not well acquainted with the lifestyles and influences of young adults, enter into a spiritual and religious dialogue with them?
Franciscan Sister Katarina Schuth is Professor Emerita of Endowed Chair for Social Scientific Study of Religion (1991- 2017) at St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity, a part of the University of St. Thomas. Her areas of focus include Pastoral Ministry, Sociology of Religion, and World Religions.