Thursday, January 22, 2009

Youth from three denominations celebrate unity at Disney

Brian Pryor who's quoted here is a friend and the VP o the House of Deputies.

Youth from three Christian denominations spent Martin Luther King Day Weekend exploring commonalities of their respective faiths through worship, education and community-building activities.

Nearly 2,500 students in grades 6-12, group leaders and chaperones traveled to Orlando, Fla., for the Jan. 16-19 event sponsored by The Presbyterian Church (USA), The Episcopal Church and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.

The gathering is thought to be the only nationwide ecumenical event for youth sponsored at the denominational level.

"This is the only thing we do that brings young people together with people of other denominations," said Brian Prior, a regional youth ministries coordinator for The Episcopal Church.

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