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Source: Ancient Faith Podcasts – Stewardship Calling The empirical data shows that 60% of youth depart the church when they leave their parents’ homes. The data also tells us that between 35% and 40% of U.S. Millennials officially claim NO religious affiliation whatsoever. At the same time, Millennial youth are increasingly focused on discovering their calling and purpose, and want to have a meaningful impact on the world. Can these two conflicting trends be reconciled?Learn how to inspire the youth and emerging adults in your communities and families to find great meaning and purpose in serving others through their churches from…

Source: Patheos By Jennifer Nahas What is best about the Orthodox Church—holding true to early teachings and traditions—also presents its greatest challenge: making sure tradition doesn’t trump appropriate treatment of others. While many prize the richness of the Orthodox Church, our traditions can lead to exclusion of some from fully participating in the community of Christ.  It’s a fine line, preserving ancient rites without marginalizing particular groups, within a patriarchal structure, and is ripe for discussion, particularly as it pertains to women. Orthodoxy arrived in the early 20th century, at a time when the United States experienced unprecedented social, economic,…