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Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 11:58 PM by Jason Barker
The Department of Youth Ministry of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America has announced a new network: the Orthodox Christian Coalition for Healthy Youth.
The Coalition is
...a national substance abuse prevention network established under the Department of Youth Ministry in the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese. We are an independent, non-profit, national organization of coalitions for healthy youth. We are a network of local Orthodox Communities across the United States dedicated to educating young people and their families to create living environments that are fun, safe and healthy for parents to raise their children. OCCHY introduces strategies to reduce the devastating effects of drugs on our youth. The national OCCHY leaders developed a platform which offers the Orthodox Church communities an opportunity to heighten awareness of substance abuse issues, bullying, and premarital sex. OCCHY seeks to unite Orthodox Christian Church communities with public and private sector professionals and community advocates with the prospect of creating a healthier environment for our youth. Each coalition offers and promotes some aspect of substance abuse solutions, healthy sexuality and righteous living through awareness, education, and mentoring and prevention tactics.
You can learn more about the OCCHY at http://www.healthyyouth.com.
Posted on Monday, September 27, 2010 at 3:24 PM by Jason Barker
I've begun creating study guides on the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew for the 2011 Bible Bowl. You can find the study at http://www.orthodoxyouth.org/matthew.