If We Don't Do It, No One Will: Some Sociological Considerations on the Ukrainian Greco Catholic Church in Canada

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Rymarz, Richard M.
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2014
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The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC) is an Eastern Catholic Church that has had a presence in Canada since the last decades of the nineteenth century. As such it has moved from an immigrant Church to one, like many other established Churches, which must deal with the increasing secularization of contemporary culture. The UGCC has relied on cultural support for the transmission of beliefs and practices. Cultural models, however, rely on substantial and ongoing levels of engagement and it is in these areas that the UGCC is facing significant challenges. Large numbers of its members can be identified as affiliates of the Church but this affiliation is likely to become even more tenuous in the future. In light of this the UGCC needs to explore new transmission models that involve more active engagement with members.
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Rymarz, Richard M. (2014), If We Don't Do It, No One Will: Some Sociological Considerations on the Ukrainian Greco Catholic Church in Canada. Journal of Religion & Society, 16.
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Rabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton University
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1522-5658
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