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Today’s the Day!

At noon, Registration begins, the exhibit hall opens, and the 10th Annual Urban Youth Workers Institute (2007) begins. Workshops start at 1:30pm and the general session this evening (Raise a...
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we are not “The New Dodge Challenger”

If you put in and get this image, you have come to the wrong place (or at least arrived at the wrong place). We did get word (and someone...
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Worst Road Rage List

I'm not sure who thinks these things up, but it does make for a good post. Miami tops the list for the most incidents of road rage, with other top...
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LAPD trending towards “warrior culture”

According to a recent AP story, the LAPD's violent response in chaotic situations particularly within the last several years, shows the force's "warrior culture." The most recent event being the...
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Relevant Youth Culture Quote

"Right now, rappers are glorifying their hell… We were the problem of our communities, but we never bragged about it. We kept moving on about life. But right now, these...
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Shane Claiborne: When Violence Kills Itself

Shane spoke with John Perkins in our "Cost of the Kingdom" General Session at UYWI06. This week, he wrote an article at on the culture and result of violence,...
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think before you post 2

...we’re living in frontier country right now. We can take guesses at the future, but it’s hard to gauge the effects of a drug while you’re still taking it. What...
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think before you post

A PSA with a point, warning youth about the dangers about what they post online. This PSA is also from the same campaign.
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just added: new workshop from UYWI06

The Missing Pieces to Your After School Program (14MB) by Wanda Parker, Lori Ybarra Christian description: Are you satisfied with the results of your ministry? What if you could get...
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YouTube gem

this may be a bit dated, but still relevant.
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James 5:13-16 (The Message)

Prayer to Be Reckoned With 13-15Are you hurting? Pray. Do you feel great? Sing. Are you sick? Call the church leaders together to pray and anoint you with oil in...
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How to Get Teens Excited About God

Youth ministers are seeking clues in the results of a new survey of teens and the church, which shows a spiritual longing that is often not fulfilled. By SONJA STEPTOE...
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