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Alternatives to Catholic Cursillo. As you form environmental groups, make friends, etc, and find candidates who would benefit from the Cursillo experience, but who are not Catholic, this information may be helpful. Some information may be dated please do a search for current information on these groups.
Koinonia - This is open to Christians of all denominations. Men’s and women’s weekends are separate and are held in the spring and fall of each year. Weekends are held at the Risley Agricultural Center, 5220 Root Road, Spencer Ohio, 44275 Phone: 330-416-4524. . Very active community in Toledo. For applications and further information, contact:
Inspiration Koinonia Inc. ,c/o Crossview Church , 737 George Washington Blvd. Akron, OH 44312. Phone: 330-784-8883
Emmaus Walk – The Emmaus Weekend and Chrysalis Flights are a spiritual renewal program intended to strengthen the local church through the development of Christian disciples and leaders. The program's approach seriously considers the model of Christ's servanthood and encourages Christ's disciples to act in ways appropriate to being "a servant of all."(from the nwoemmaus.com website) Although sponsored by the United Methodist Church, this program is ecumenical. Weekends run from Thursday evening to late Sunday afternoon. Talks and terms exactly like Cursillo. Men’s and women’s weekends occur typically in fall and spring. More information can be obtained online http://www.nwoemmaus.com/ For applications and further information, contact: at firstname.lastname@example.org
Via de Cristo –Southeast Michigan & Northwest Ohio Initially Lutheran, now open to Christians of all denominations. Weekends run from Thursday evening to late Sunday afternoon. Talks and terms exactly like Cursillo. Spring and fall weekends are held separately for men and women at locations below. More information can be obtained online by searching for “Good News Via de Cristo” or contact email@example.com or check on their Facebook page:
Tres Dias –Cleveland. Open to all denominations, this is also nearly the same as Cursillo. 3-Day weekends are held separately for men and women at Camp Burton. Tres Dias communities are in Cleveland area. Website: www.tresdiascleveland.org and contact: Leader's Email: firstname.lastname@example.org See website for more info.