Per a YPA flyer:
“Pittsburgh, following the national trend, has seen a steady decline in church attendance over the years. Many of our grand religious building that formerly served as important neighborhood landmarks and public gathering spaces have begun to fall into disuse and despair.
The YPA welcomes you to join us for an evening dedicated to finding creative solutions for the growing problem of these abandoned and neglected religious structures. The event will include a panel discussion in partnership with Philadelphia’s Partners for Sacred Places, Johnstown’s The Steeples Project, and other distinguished guests. Our experts will share stories of communities that have created opportunities to repurpose and restore these architectural gems.”