The National Dialogue

The National Dialogue is a national collaborative effort between the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM), the USCCB National Advisory Team on Young Adult Ministry, the National Catholic Network de Pastoral Juvenil Hispana (LaRed), and the Catholic Campus Ministry Association (CCMA) to engage the church in a National Dialogue on Catholic Pastoral Ministry with Youth and Young Adults with the intent to renew our ministry efforts with these members of our faith community.


The purpose of the local conversations is to more deeply understand the lived experience of youth and young adults so that as a Church, we can transform our ministry practice to more effectively encounter and accompany the young church. These conversations are designed to be a holy experience of dialogue, listening, encounter, and accompaniment. 


The resources and information provided on this site assist leaders in learning more about the National Dialogue and how you can participate more deeply in the process. These resources include overviews, explanations, guides, webinars, and Instagram and Twitter files.