Dunno much about it myself. My wife and I did a RENEW thingie at our old parish when I first entered the Church. Seemed innocuous enough to me at the time. Mostly an excuse for small group sharing with some low intensity chit chat. What mainly irritated me about it was that it went for X number of weeks and then stopped–screeeech–and then there was no follow up. It was an incredibly *inept* attempt at building small communities. I don’t know anything about the 2000 version. My suggestion to people who are sweating about it is that you *join* and bring some content (and correction) if you think RENEW 2000 is twaddle.