Answering the Big Questions: Walking with African-American Youth and Their Families
November 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
This webinar will look at one of the positive findings in the recent PEW Research study: that teens desire in the church, their parents, etc. to answer the big questions. Our panel will approach the joy found in community and the lessons learned: “It takes a village”. They will discuss how that richness can be a model to form and inform youth ministry and support families during these challenging times.
Lyndon Batiste, Archdiocese of Atlanta
Lyndon Batiste, a life-long Catholic, is a professional religious educator, speaker, and musician that has spent more than 15 years working with youth and young adults, both as a minister and as a public intellectual and servant. Lyndon is the Emerging Adults Minister at Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, in Atlanta, GA, ministering to the youth and young adults on a weekly basis, while also serving as praise and worship leader in the music department. Lyndon has dedicated many years focused on bridging the gap between the Catholic faith and her youth and young adult parishioners.
Connie McCalla, Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Connie serves as a Theology teacher in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, witnessing in high schools with a majority African American student body and celebrating the religious and cultural experience of being Black and Catholic. She received a Masters in Theology from the School of Theological Studies at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. She is a member of St. Raymond of Pentafort Church in Philadelphia, PA.
Moderator: Lauren Morton, Archdiocese of Atlanta
Lauren is a community holistic health advocate, with a special interest in the empowerment of women and girls of color. She prayerfully lives by her mission statement of being a multi-comma woman where EVERYTHING behind the comma brings joy.