Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


African-American Catholics To Convene

Published July 6, 2006

Archdiocesan Catholics will have a unique opportunity to attend the International African-American Catholic Evangelization Conference, which will be held at the Atlanta Hilton Hotel Aug. 4-6.

The biennial conference is a joint endeavor of the IAACEC and the National Black Catholic Congress Youth and Young Adult Commission. Its purpose is to empower all who attend, especially youth and young adults and those who work with them, to become effective evangelizers in their home communities.

The conference’s theme is “Gettin’ on the Good Foot, Runnin’ Toward the Kingdom” and is designed for children, youth, young adults, youth ministers, adults, young adult coordinators, directors and coordinators of religious education and clergy. There will be specific workshops for different age groups featuring national speakers.

More than 1,000 people from various cities in the Southeast and Southwest are expected to participate in the conference, which will feature presentations relating to evangelization, catechesis, spirituality, relationships, youth ministry and critical health issues.

Early registration is available for $125 until July 14, and late or on-site registration is $150. To register, visit the Atlanta Office for Black Catholic Ministry Web site at For more information, call the OBCM at (404) 888-7848.