NETWORK Workshop: Polarizing World & Church – Impact and Opportunities on Ministry with Young People Today
October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
A virtual series for leaders and volunteers in Youth, Young Adult, and Family & Children Ministries
What are we talking about when we use the word “polarization”? To live by the terms of polarization is to accept the perspective that there are only two poles to choose from, and to allow ourselves to be driven to an “either/or” way of looking at ourselves, society, the world, or the Church- the list could go on and on. This seems to have become more of an issue lately. It seems more and more challenging to bring together people together in respectful and honest dialogue and discernment. What examples from the life and ministry of Jesus might shed some light on this current experience? What values might need to be cultivated in order for us to build a world and a Church in which diversity is not a threat, but a source of encounter and richness? How can we build bridges, rather than walls? Join us for a lively exploration of this topic.
Dr. Anne Walsh, D. Min.
Redemptorist Adult Faith Formation Team, St. John’s, NL
Anne Walsh is a native of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, a Master’s in Religious Education, a Diploma in Fine Arts, a Canadian Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies and a Doctor of Ministry degree.
Anne has worked in classroom teaching and teacher training and program support, Campus Ministry, Youth Ministry in Canada, the US and Ireland, and in Religious Education and Adult Faith Formation at the School Board, Parish and Diocesan levels. She has served on the Advisory Committee for Adult Faith Formation for the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) since 2001, and was the principal writer for On Good Soil, the Canadian Bishops’ document on Adult Faith Formation. Anne is Chair of the Association of Canadian Catholic Association for Adult Faith Formation.
Anne is a Lay Missionary of the Most Holy Redeemer. She is the Coordinator for Partnership in Mission for the Redemptorists of North America, and is a member of the Redemptorist Adult Faith Formation Team for the Province of Canada, as well as Chair of the Redemptorist General Commission for Partnership in Mission, serving in the Office of Partnership in Mission for the CSsR, and a member of the Redemptorist General Secretariat for Evangelization.
Cost: $15 CND
This Workshop series is part of NETWORK, a program of leadership formation for youth, young adult and family and children ministry offered by the Redemptorists of North America and Ignite Ministry. http://www.ignite-canada.ca