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Explore the Magnificent Mile.

If you haven’t walked Chicago’s Magnificent Mile yet, you’ve probably at least heard of it. It’s one of the top tourist destinations not only for Americans, but for people from around the world.

The 13-block stretch that runs from the banks of the Chicago River, the Magnificent Mile features 460 stores, 275 restaurants, 60 hotels and more entertainment options that even a local can keep track of.

And it’s about to have one more.

The first annual Progressive Youth Gathering is coming to downtown to grace the historic halls of Fourth Presbyterian, with roots so deep they go back to 1848. After the Great Chicago Fire burned their first building near where Nordstrom’s notable department store is now (yes, they’ve been around THAT long), they rebuilt and then outgrew their building at Rush and Superior only to buy a plot of land right in the middle of Michigan Avenue before the famous city grew up around it.

We thought this perseverant congregation’s home ground was a fitting backdrop for gathering youth leaders to talk about the challenges of championing faith in the 21st century.

While more details and a web build out are in progress, you can start marking your calendars now. March 19th-21st. In Chicago. A landmark gathering of youth leaders from some of the largest churches in North America.