Join this group and be in touch with other young adults who care about Peace and Justice and are doing something about it.
A key part of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship’s mission is to form the next generation of peace and justice leaders in the church. Alongside the following programs, young adults currently comprise more than half of EPF’s board.
EPF’s 2012 Young Adult Presence at General Convention will recruit and train a cohort of young adults to attend General Convention as participants, witnesses and advocates for a vibrant, engaged church. As in 2006 and 2009, the members of EPF’s Young Adult Presence will write resolutions, testify, volunteer and make themselves known all around. 2012 Application
- Click here for an Episcopal News Story on the 2009 EPF Young Adult Presence at General Convention. “Far from being wide-eyed and shy, the eight 20-something members of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship’s Young Adult Presence (YAP) are very present indeed at General Convention, with a deep grasp of issues and an even deeper determination to do something about them.”
- Click here to read the 2009 EPF Young Adult Presence’s Blog.
EPF’s 2013 Young Adult Urban Pilgrimage Program will take place in March. The urban Pilgramage is an alternative spring break program for college students and young adults that introduces participants to the complex and often hidden social problems impacting many urban communities, and does so through a spiritual framework. Operating at multiple sites around the country, EPF’s Urban Pilgrimage Program engages with issues such as homelessness and immigration by bringing participants face-to-face with individuals who struggle daily with these problems, as well as with the professionals who serve them. The Urban Pilgrimage experience of witness and examination empowers young adults to take action in their own communities on issues of poverty and injustice. 2013 Application
- Click here to learn more about the Young Adult Urban Pilgrimages. “The Rev. Valerie Bailey Fischer directed the first Urban Pilgrimage in March 2007 as a spring break learning experience for students from the dioceses of Maine and Massachusetts. The Episcopal Peace Fellowship adopted the program in 2009 and hosted eight young adults from California, Mississippi and Massachusetts for the 2010 New York pilgrimage.”
- Click here to learn more about the 2011 Young Adult Pilgrimages which took place in Los Angeles, CA, New York, NY and Austin, TX. “How much can you learn during one week about combating injustice when your teachers are the people on the margins of society and their advocates from churches and social service agencies who work hard to bring peace, justice and healing to the broken places in our lives and in society? A whole lot!”
EPF’s 2012 Young Adult Gathering took place on Labor Day Weekend in Chicago. The EPF Young Adult Gathering is a weekend-long conference that will bring together Episcopal Young Adults from across the country who are active and involved in peace and justice making. The weekend, led by the Reverend Becca Stevens of Magdalene & Thistle Farms, is planned to deepen participant’s spiritual growth and introduce new methods of transformational community building. All past participants in EPF’s Young Adult Programs will be invited, along with all past and present interns of the Episcopal Service Corps, the Young Adult Service Corps, and Campus Ministries