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.
Re/Generation (formerly titled the 20/30 Project for Mentoring and Leadership) aims to cultivate young leaders who live in the paradoxes of Catholic identity. This new program brings 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 is paired with an elder in the movement and a peer mentor that will accompany them as they explore how their Catholic faith and personal gifts and passions intersect with the social needs around them. Learn more and apply.
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.