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Dr. Evelyn L. Parker on Tending the Sacred Souls of Teenage Girls

June 3, 2014, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Yale Divinity School, 409 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511

"Tending the Sacred Souls of Teenage Girls"

Dr. Evelyn Parker delivers a lecture entitled, "Tending the Sacred Souls of Teenage Girls." Lives of young adolescent girls are plagued with struggles of racism, classism, sexism, heterosexism and many other –isms. How does an adolescent girl foster her personal spirituality in the face of such beasts? Dr. Parker proposes that there are four essential components for nurturing a wholesome spirituality in adolescent girls: realization, resistance, resilience, and ritual. These four concepts and the practical ways in which they can be applied to the lives of young girls to help foster that strong sense of spirituality will be the cornerstone of this session.  
Yale Youth Ministry Institute