The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Taizé meets in Chicago

Every year, some 100,000 pilgrims trek to the Taizé ecumenical community in France where the biggest attraction is the music — repetitive plainchant from about 1,500 years ago.

For the first time, the Taizé brothers brought their conference to the U.S., where several thousand people — particularly young adults — met for prayer and song at DePaul University in Chicago in May.

Taizé (pronounced tie-zay) has long attracted followers from both Roman Catholic and Protestant traditions and is also successful in attracting young Christians.


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