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Young Adult Blog Post – Our Personal Role in Healing the Divided Christian Witness
In a recent post on The Ladder, Sam Williams outlines three simple things that you can do to help heal the divided Christian witness where you live.
“I admit it. I was totally fangirling the whole time Pope Francis was in the United States. I wanted to see what he would say, how he would challenge both government and Roman Catholic leaders. It’s exciting to see such an important Christian figure welcomed into the American public sphere. Plus, I actually like the man; he’s a likeable guy!
But once I got past the curiosity of what Pope Francis would say next, and how the media would fail to adequately report on religion, I was reminded of the pain that comes from a divided Christian community. The Pope of Rome just represents one fraction of the Christian world. For a non-Christian looking in from the outside, there’s a smorgasbord of Christian groups – people can choose whatever flavor they’d like. But is this “choose your own adventure” approach to American religion really the paradigm that Christ set for us when He established His Church?” CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
Join the Y2AM Team every Friday as they reflect on the challenges facing young adults on their official blog, The Ladder!
The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese web site highlights the mission of the “Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries is to strengthen the relationship between God and the Greek Orthodox youth and young adults through supportive Christ-centered resources aimed to sustain youth leaders as well as Orthodox individuals.”
“The Department works with the following ministries of our Church: HOPE (Holy Orthodox Primary Education, JOY (Junior Orthodox Youth), GOYA (Greek Orthodox Youth of America), Altar Boys, Young Adult Ministries, OCF (Orthodox Christian Fellowship), EOCS (Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting), and Camping Ministries.”
To learn more about the Department of Youth & Young Adult Ministries of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, click here. To visit the Be the Bee resource page on the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese web site, click here.
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ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT OF YOUTH & YOUNG ADULT MINISTRIES DIRECTOR – STEVEN CHRISTOFOROU
Steven Christoforou, is Director of the Youth & Young Adult Ministries Department and the Office of Camping Ministries of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.
Originally from Astoria, New York, Steve graduated from Yale University and Fordham University School of Law. He received a Masters of Divinity in 2013 from the Holy Cross School of Theology. He has served as Lay Coordinator for the Harvard and MIT chapters of Orthodox Christian Fellowship, and has extensive parish experience as a former Parish Council member, Sunday School teacher, and youth volunteer. He also has extensive experience in youth and camping ministries, having led retreats around the country as a member of the Hellenic College/Holy Cross Ambassadors Program, and having served at the Direct Archdiocesan District’s Camp Saint Paul, both as a Counselor and Boys Director.
To read Steven’s full biography on the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese web site, click here.