Youth Speak News

Never in my life have I seen so many religions under one roof.

The roof in this case belonged to St. Philip Neri Church in Toronto and the event was the Interfaith Prayer Service for Peace at the beginning of October.

Visitation Place provides safe haven for young women

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Visitation Place was like an answer to all her prayers. 

Last summer, Sarah Muthee was in Kenya, collecting data for a research project and wondering where she would be living when she returned to Canada for her second year of graduate studies at the University of Prince Edward Island.

Speaking Out: Answering my call to serve

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I didn’t know what it meant to truly serve others until I became a part of student council.

St. Joseph's College students take part in Red Dress day

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A collection of simple red dresses has delivered a powerful message for students at Toronto’s St. Joseph’s College School.

Feminism in the eyes of God

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In a recent Facebook post, a Christian blogger named Dale Partidge said women are considered “old fashioned” if they accept the chivalrous actions of a man.

Researchers open doors to worshippers with disabilities

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Places of worship should be more accessible for people with all types of disabilities, said David Pereyra, a project coordinator at OCAD University’s Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC). 

Spiritual direction puts student back on course

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All through high school, Monica Korol struggled to find reasons why she should practice her faith. After being nominally Catholic her whole life, she started to become suspicious about Catholicism.

Speaking Out: My friend the seminarian

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We often don’t see what happens behind the scenes as seminarians turn into priests.

Youth looking for larger welcome mat

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When a young person enters a church for the first time, it can sometimes feel overwhelming, says 22-year-old Jessica Bews: “It helps to see a friendly face and a personal invitation to feel like they belong in the community.”

Speaking Out: Spiritual reading for busy students

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I struggle to keep up with the fast pace and heavy reading load that comes with studying English and as each year progresses, I am tempted to let my spiritual to-read list stack up in the corner until school calms down.

Busy, but blessed: life of a youth minister

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Eric Luscombe’s first day was a little chaotic.