Unmasking the Racism in Anti-Racism Education

Despite ongoing anti-racism efforts in our nation, racism continues to flourish. If most Americans align with a faith or tradition that upholds values of justice and equity, why are we still “here” in this static space? Join us in this webinar as we follow the breadcrumbs back to our roots: what and how we have been taught about anti-racism education. 

Yale Divinity School Certificate in Youth Ministry Leadership

Yale Divinity School Certificate in Youth Ministry Leadership

We are pleased to announce the Yale Divinity School Certificate in Youth Ministry Leadership! This nine-month, digital, cohort-based non-degree program will launch in Fall 2024. Participants will learn from faculty and staff of YDS and other learning institutions and the Yale Youth Ministry Institute network of experts and practitioners.

The new online certificate program will launch in September 2024. Applications are now open and will close May 15, 2024. For more information and for the application, go here.

Breaking the Silence About Mental Health Challenges with Children and Teens

Join us for critical conversations about how the current mental health crisis is impacting youth and those serving in youth ministry. National mental health advocate and educator, Rev. Dr. Sarah Griffith Lund, author of Blessed Youth: Breaking the Silence about Mental Illness with Children and Teens, will engaged, guide and inspire us in our time together as we reflect on what we are experiencing in own contexts as relates to the mental health crisis, conversations about what the best brain science is saying about the role of spirituality and mental health, and equipping us to prioritize our own mental health […]

Teaching Holy Troublemaking: Resources for Progressive Christian Formation

These are holy troublemaking times, and our youth want to grapple with life’s big questions. Catching courage and hope from the stories we tell of beloved saints—both conventional and unconventional—who have faced challenges and managed to stay rooted in joy, justice, and the beloved community is enormously helpful. Stories are how we and the young people in our lives imagine how things could be, and discover what it takes to make positive change.

Join author Daneen Akers and Christian educator Wendy Claire Barrie as they talk about progressive faith formation especially through the lens of the middle-grades anthology […]

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