World youth ministry leaders to attend Sydney Symposium

Three international experts on youth ministry will visit Australia in July to speak at the first National Symposium on Catholic Youth Ministry.

Dr Charlotte McCorquodale, Dr Robert McCarty (pictured) and Dr Maggie McCarty head the list of international speakers at the Symposium, which is being hosted by The Broken Bay Institute.

Charlotte McCorquodale is becoming known in Australia for her intensives, online courses, and World Youth Day pilgrimage course that she teaches through The Broken Bay Institute.

For the past 25 years she has worked in parish, school and diocesan ministry settings in the US. Dr McCorquodale was also the researcher who examined the Catholic data from the National Study of Youth and Religion in the United States.

Joining Dr McCorquodale will be husband and wife team Bob and Maggie McCarty, also from the US.

Mr McCarty is the Executive Director of the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry, based in Washington DC. Mrs McCarty is the Director of Development at the Good Shepherd Centre for adolescent girls in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dr Gerard Goldman, Director of the Broken Bay Institute said the international visitors would complement a quality selection of Australian speakers, coming from academia, parishes, dioceses and youth movements.

"We are delighted that world leaders in Youth Ministry such as Charlotte, Bob and Maggie can be a part of the National Youth Symposium," Dr Goldman said. "Their knowledge, experience and enthusiasm will be a real inspiration to those engaged in ministering to young people in the Church in Australia".

The symposium will run from 3-4 July and is entitled "Builders and Dreamers: Creating Sustainable Ministry with Young People".

World leaders in youth ministry to speak in Sydney at National Symposium (Broken Bay Institute 29/3/06)

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Broken Bay Institute

First National Youth Symposium set for July (CathNews 23/2/06)

Youth Mass to share WYD spirit (Catholic Weekly 29/3/06)

30 Mar 2006