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"Bridging the Gap" New DVD Addressing Gap Between Youth & Parents

Bridging the Gap is presented by the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles, Southern California and Hawaii and produced by Television professionals under the auspices of His Grace Bishop Serapion. It is intended as an educational video describing the challenges and some proposed solutions to the many issues facing Coptic Orthodox families outside of Egypt as a result of immigration and

The video includes interviews with clergy, professional psychologists, parents and youth within the diocese. The four primary areas of exploration are:

  • Culture Gap: Differences and conflicts between parents and youth resulting from growing up in different cultures.
  • Generation Gap: Differences of tastes, values, outlook, and attitudes between youth and their parents.
  • Communication Gap: Differences in methods and styles of communication between youth and their parents.
  • Language Gap: Communication weaknesses within the family resulting from youth and their parents having different primary languages.

This documentary presents solutions for both parents and youth. Also, the role of our Coptic Orthodox Church outside of Egypt in helping families to bridge this critical gap.

Available at your church book store. For distributors please call (818) 426-1341,

Posted by Fr. Moses Samaan

April 9, 2009