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Youth Theology Institute

The Youth Theology Institute was an innovative five-day summer experience at Loyola Marymount (LMU) that ran for four consecutive summers (2016-2019) focused on leadership and theology.  It invited high school students to creatively and intensively explore their leadership potential as well as the “big spiritual questions” they have, making use of the resources of Roman Catholicism and other religious traditions. 

Students visited diverse faith communities and organizations promoting justice.  The Institute was a holistic and integrative experience which sought to capture young imaginations, cultivate the students’ spiritual growth, facilitate intellectual development, and promote leadership that is ethical, multicultural, and seeks justice in a broken world.  It culminated with a film showcase highlighting the week's activities.

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