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Youth march in the street holding banner reading "Peace Starts Here"

Chicago high school students from The Faith Community of St. Sabina's B.R.A.V.E. program (Bold Resistance Against Violence Everywhere) along with other high school from the neighborhood around St. Sabina attend anti-gun violence rally and march on the South Side. Photo by Anne Ryan

B.R.A.V.E. Youth Leaders chart a strategy to combat violence and promote peace

Youth on Chicago’s South Side are taking anti-violence work into their own hands. Rallies and protests are just part of a campaign that also includes advocacy and policy change.

Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Corrie.  A concept map that one of the students made after the Game of Life workshop that ties together several themes from the program.

Elizabeth Corrie: Empowering youth for change by connecting theology and social analysis

We can teach young people how to engage in a kind of practical theology that takes seriously their budding adult faith and their capacity for action, writes the director of the Youth Theological Initiative at Emory’s Candler School of Theology.

The Parable of the Sower as illustrated in Hortus deliciarum compiled by Herrad of Landsberg at the Hohenburg Abbey in Alsace (12th century).

Jeffrey Kaster: How to empower youth to do theology

Youth ministry experts with decades of experience are learning the benefits of engaging youth in theological reflection that isn’t dumbed down, writes the coordinator of the Lilly Youth Theology Network.