Every three years, in accordance with General Convention Resolution #1982-D079, the Episcopal Church convenes an international youth event so “that the energy of the youth of the Episcopal Church can continue to be utilized in active ministry as members of the Body of Christ.”
In 2017 the Episcopal Youth Event (EYE17) welcomed more than 1,300 participants, workshop leaders, speakers, and volunteers to the campus of the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond from July 10-14. Read the full Final Report for EYE17, available for download in both English and Spanish. Watch a video about EYE17 here.
In 2016 the Offices for Youth Ministries and Young Adult and Campus Ministries began exploring the expansion of EYE to serve our Province IX dioceses in Latin America. Through Constable Fund Grants and added funding at General Convention 2018, these offices were able to partner with the Office for Latino Ministries and the Global Partnership Office for Latin America and the Caribbean to offer a contextualized event in Spanish for 16 to 26 year-olds: Evento de Jóvenes Episcopales (EJE19) was launched in 2019 in Panamá City, Panamá, at Cuidad del Saber. All seven dioceses helped plan and participated with volunteers and guests from the Anglican Provinces of Brazil, IARCA, and Mexico.
The Episcopal Youth Event that was slated to take place in July of 2020 was cancelled due to Covid-19.