There is no churchwide young adult gathering this year, but all young adults are encouraged to think about making a pilgrimage to Taizé in South Dakota. The event (details on the Episcopal Young Adult and Campus Ministries Facebook page) is being partially organized by the young adults of the Episcopal Diocese of South Dakota and the Brothers of the Taizé Community in France.
May 24-27, 2013, a new stage in the “pilgrimage of trust on earth” will be held in the “Far West” of the United States. The event, which continues the Brothers’ 30-year custom of organizing pilgrimages in sites around the globe, will take place in Red Shirt, South Dakota, a tiny village at the edge of the Badlands on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The outdoor gathering will include meditative prayer together three times a day, Bible study, workshops, small group sharing, and meals together, provided by the local Lakota people. The pilgrimage is meant for young people aged 18-35, a voice rarely heard in the church or in society.
Young adults from across the Episcopal Church are invited to make this pilgrimage and show support for the Episcopalian young adults who have been a major force behind this event.