Taize in the U.S.A.

This is very good news, though hard to beat a pilgrimage to France:

CHICAGO (RNS) Every year, some 100,000 pilgrims trek to the Taize ecumenical community in France where the biggest attraction is the music, a throwback -- way, way back, about 1,500 years or so -- to repetitive plainchant.This weekend (May 25-28), for the first time, the Taize brothers will bring their conference to the U.S., where several thousand people -- particularly young adults -- are expected to meet for prayer and song at DePaul University in Chicago.Brother Emile, a Catholic and a spokesman for the group, said pilgrims seek out Taize for answers to questions about life in general and faith in particular."Young people, I think, feel respected at Taize," said Brother Emile. "They're welcome to come with their questions and their doubts. And they're very relieved sometimes to feel that there's a place for them as they are."

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David Gibson is the director of Fordham’s Center on Religion & Culture.

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