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As the younger members of Dignity chapters around the country, we are the next generation of Dignity.
This year the DYAC retreat will be held in Denver, Colorado from July 13-15, 2018. After holding our last three retreats in the East and Midwest, we look forward to holding our next retreat in Denver at the University of Denver. As you know, this year is Dignity USA’s Jubilee year, and DYAC is bringing that into our retreat, with some focus on the present and future of Dignity and how the young adults can lead the future growth of Dignity.
This retreat is a time to strengthen the friendships we’ve forged over the years, renew our commitment to DignityUSA, and to grow personally. We’ll return to our home chapters and communities spiritually renewed in our faith and our fellowship, and ready to be a light and lead the way forward. More details, including our guest speaker and theme are to come.
Your registration to attend the retreat includes your room and board. You will be responsible for travel to the conference. If you need assistance with these costs please note such while registering.
Inspired by the Gospel of John, Jesus’ call to live in the truth (John 8:32) in order to have abundant life (John 10:10) will provide the focus for this retreat. Jesus invites us to pattern our ministry and our sexuality according to his embrace of truth. Embracing God’s truth, discovered in our deepest selves, both challenges and empowers us to live more authentically in every dimension of our lives.
Rev. Bryan Massingale, a professor of theology at Fordham University, will facilitate the retreat. Rev. Massingale is one of the world’s leading Catholic social ethicists and scholars of African-American theological ethics, racial justice, and liberation theology. A priest of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Rev. Massingale served as president of the Catholic Theological Society of America and authored over eighty books and articles. He has led workshops on transgender topics at the Los Angeles Religious Education Conference and served as convener of the Black Catholic Theology Symposium. His book Racial Justice and the Catholic Church won first prize from the Catholic Press Association.
Location: Siena Retreat Center, 5637 Erie Street, Racine, WI 53402
Registration Fee: $235 (postmarked before July 20, 2018); $275 (postmarked after July 20, 2018)
Cancellation Policy: Prior to September 18, 2018, all but $25 is refundable. No refunds after September 18th.
Air Travel: The Milwaukee airport (MKE) is about 30 minutes from Siena Retreat Center. Arrive at airport by 4:00pm on Tuesday, October 2nd. Depart after 3:00pm on Thursday, October 4th.
For further information, please call (301) 277-5674.
Radical Faith: Hope for an Inclusive Church
Presented by Todd Salzman and Mike Lawler
Join us to:
- share your story
- learn the evolution of church teaching
- sharpen your advocacy skills
- enjoy fellowship
For over forty years, Call To Action’s National Conference has been the place where progressive Catholics have gathered to transform our church and world.
As we prepare to meet on November 9-11 in San Antonio, it is clear that our Catholic message of inclusion, justice and love couldn’t be more needed in our church and world. This year’s theme, “Santuario, Resistencia, Sacramento (Sanctuary, Resistance, Sacrament)” finds itself in stark opposition to many of the values we see proclaimed by our leaders. When the powerful of the world preach deportation, we’re called to offer sanctuary. When the powerful preach unthinking obedience, we’re called to resistance. When the powerful preach hatred, we’re called to proclaim the sacramental power of love.
This year’s conference will have many of the things you’ve learned to love about Call To Action: inspiring worship, warm and inclusive community and a diverse and thought-provoking line-up of speakers. It will also have many new elements, including new CTA leadership, new insights brought to us by our 20/30 Young Adult Leaders, and an opportunity to more deeply engage with border and migration issues in our host location of San Antonio, Texas.
Over the years, thousands of Catholics have come to our conferences seeking sanctuary and have found homes of resistance and sacrament.
This November, we look forward to continuing that proud tradition.
We look forward to welcoming you home.