Christian youth start 2013 at worship conference in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Dome in Atlanta is packed with young Christians beginning the new year at an annual worship conference.

The Rev. Louie Giglio (GIG'-lee-oh) is hosting Passion 2013, which runs through Friday.

In a pre-event podcast, Giglio estimated that 60,000 young people would take part in the worship sessions and seminars, with an emphasis on fighting human trafficking and helping the poor.

The attendees were asked to each bring a new towel and pair of socks to donate to local homeless shelters.

Christian musicians leading worship at Passion 2013 include Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman, David Crowder and Christy Nockels.

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205-a-08-(The Reverend Louis Giglio (GIG'-lee-oh), host of Passion 2013, in pre-event podcast)-"to be ready"-The Reverend Louis Giglio, host of Passion 2013, encouraged young Christians to prepare for the worship conference. (1 Jan 2013)

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206-a-12-(The Reverend Louis Giglio (GIG'-lee-oh), host of Passion 2013, in pre-event podcast)-"southeast United States"-The Reverend Louis Giglio, host of Passion 2013, said attendees should bring some items to donate. (1 Jan 2013)

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207-a-12-(The Reverend Louis Giglio (GIG'-lee-oh), host of Passion 2013, in pre-event podcast)-"glory of God"-The Reverend Louis Giglio, host of Passion 2013, prayed for God's blessing on this week's conference at the Georgia Dome. (1 Jan 2013)

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208-a-08-(Shelley Giglio (GIG'-lee-oh), wife of the Reverend Louie Giglio, in pre-event podcast)-"that is happening"-Shelley Giglio, wife of the Reverend Louie Giglio, said 60,000 people were expected to attend this week's conference at the Georgia Dome. (1 Jan 2013)

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