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1999 NCC News Archives

1,800+ Church Educators to Wrestle with 21st Century Issues
At "Faith Odyssey" Feb. 2-6, Hyatt Regency, 151 E. Wacker St., Chicago

January 26, 1999, CHICAGO, Ill.  – What are the challenges of handing on the Christian faith in a global electronic era? How can "Sunday School" be relevant to the "turn-of-the-century" culture? What does it mean to be "Christian" in a multi-cultural, multi-faith world? More than 1,800 professional church educators from across the United States and Canada will meet in Chicago Feb. 2-6 for an event called "Faith Odyssey" to explore these and other 21st century issues that are affecting the way churches form faith in people of all ages.

"Faith Odyssey" is sponsored by 14 denominations and five professional associations, cooperating through the National Council of Churches. The last such ecumenical church educators event drew 1,400 people to Cincinnati in 1993. Story and photo "ops" will be plentiful during the five days of plenaries, worship from diverse traditions and cultures, Bible studies, denominational and association meetings, celebrations -- and more than 200 workshops. The site will include a bookstore 10,000 feet square, playground, interactive exhibits hall and "cybercafe." Among program highlights:

Visit the Faith Odyssey website ( or phone NCC News (212-870-2252) for more information.


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