Building & Supporting Young Progressive Catholic Community
CTA 20/30 is an inclusive community of Catholics in our 20s and 30s who seek justice in the Catholic Church. We seek to deepen our faith, to integrate faith with action and, in so doing, to transform our church through a lens of anti-racism and anti-oppression principles.
We are college students, young professionals, parents, vowed religious, married and single folks, LGBTQ and straight. Our Catholic practice varies, too: some of us go to mass, others to intentional Eucharistic communities– or none of the above. Our common bond is our desire for joyful, inclusive Catholic spaces where all are welcome at the table – feminists, LGBTQ people, people of color, those who follow their consciences, and others who have too often felt marginalized in mainstream Catholic life.
20/30 Leadership Team
The CTA 20/30 Leadership Team is responsible for developing and implementing the direction of CTA’s 20/30 program. Team members are elected by the national 20/30 membership. The Leadership Team works throughout the year to organize events and online offerings for young progressive Catholics.
CTA’s 20/30 Project for Mentoring and Leadership
The 20/30 Project for Mentoring and Leadership aims to cultivate young leaders who live in the paradoxes of Catholic identity. This new program will bring together young visionaries and change-makers across the country to support and inspire one another as part of a cohort, each discerning and initiating a project that puts faith into action for social justice. Each Young Leader will be paired with a mentor to accompany them as they explore how their Catholic faith and personal gifts and passions intersect with the social needs around them. Learn more.
Gathering at Conference
Call To Action is home to the largest national conference of progressive Catholics in the US. 20/30 members are active in every aspect of the conference, and also enjoy structured and informal activities specifically created for 20/30 members.
Local Faithsharing groups
CTA 20/30 members are gathering for friendship and fellowship across the US in cities such as Washington, DC, Boston, Chicago and Detroit. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information about 20/30 activities in your area, or participate in intergenerational community by joining a CTA Chapter.
Can’t find an established 20/30 group in your community? The Leadership Team has assembled faith-sharing and prayer resources they have found helpful when establishing and supporting young adult Catholic community. These resources range from step-by-step guides to written reflections to online prayers. For more help starting a 20/30 faithsharing group, contact email@example.com.
CTA 20/30 has a wide variety of online resources for community building and faith sharing. You’re welcome to sign up for any of the following resources below:
- CTA 20/30’s nationwide listserv connects 250+ young adult progressive Catholics to each other.
- The Faith and Families listserv is a resource of mutual support among progressive Catholic parents.
- Young Adult Catholics, the 20/30 blog, offers a venue to share reflections by young progressive Catholics.
- Follow CTA on Facebook or Twitter.
- Stay connected. Receive e-news from Call To Action.