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All articles in category Youth

November 2017
News > Youth

Youth – September Bible School (SBS), Whitby

This year’s SBS, held at Whitby Evangelical Church, saw its largest number of attendees in over a decade. Thirty-six young people came for a weekend of biblical teaching and fellowship, from as far afield as Newcastle in the north and Milton Keynes in the south. ‘Keep on keeping on’ was the theme of the weekend’s talks, led by Phil Swann of Llanelli and Deiniol Williams of Gwersyllt, near Wrexham. Phil’s two talks on Isaiah 40 contrasted the utter inadequacy of worldly idols with the incomparable beauty and power of our Lord and Saviour. Deiniol, speaking on John 17, demonstrated how the glory of God shone...

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October 2017
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Youth – Greenbelt moves towards multifaith

Arts festival Greenbelt has gone even further from its Christian roots and hosted a major Muslim presence with a full programme of performances. Taking place on 25-28 August, in the grounds of Boughton House in Northamptonshire, it partnered with Amal, a British grant-giving fund supporting British Muslim art and culture. Christian and Muslim artistry, ideas, conversation and spirituality were showcased at the same festival, through storytelling, visual arts, theatre, poetry, music and dance. The Amal @ Greenbelt venue was curated by Chicago cultural producer, Asad Ali Jafri. It featured award-winning Muslim musicians, storytellers, comedians, and spoken word performers, intermingled with dialogues between artists and activists on the...

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October 2017
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Youth – EMF European Huddle

The Huddle is an event in which brothers and sisters in Christ from many nations and languages meet together. Every year, people aged between 20 and 30 camp in the beautiful grounds of Guessens in Welwyn and have opportunity to hear fine speakers, such as Pal Borzasi and Lindsay Brown.   At this year’s Huddle — the fourth year of the event — there were young people from Great Britain, Portugal, Spain, Colombia, Mexico, France, Bolivia, Belgium, Netherlands, Poland, Czech Republic, Greece, Guatemala, Ukraine, Romania, South Africa, Germany and Hungary. All had one common love: Jesus Christ. It was a time of encouragement and up-building...

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September 2017
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Student pressures — caught between conformity and condemnation

Across the UK, students are preparing to start at university and college, while others are entering the workplace. But for Christians there is the additional challenge of the pressure to conform. Universities and colleges received 469,490 applications this year from UK students, according to UCAS data. Meanwhile, statistics from Universities UK suggest some 90 per cent of graduates are likely to find some form of employment within six months of leaving higher education. Concerns It is exciting to go to university and then enter the world of paid work. But, along with all the usual challenges of meeting new people and learning new skills, comes...

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July 2017
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Youth – Sunday school day

Sunday schools that only started in the past year joined dozens of others, some more than a century old, from around England and Wales at the fourth annual ‘National Sunday School Day and Parade’. A yearly event, sponsored by the Crown Christian Heritage Trust, the parade, was held on 13 May at Beeches Road Baptist Chapel in Rowley Regis, West Midlands. The organisers were encouraged to see more participants than any previous year. More than 470 Sunday school children and workers took part in the service at the chapel. The service included hymns, a children’s choir, a Scripture reading by young people, and a gospel...

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July 2017
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Youth – Children at risk

The normalisation of underage sex has left children and young people in serious risk of sexual exploitation, a report from the Family Education Trust has found. The 152-page report, called Unprotected: how the normalisation of underage sex is exposing children and young people to the risk of sexual exploitation, analyses high-profile cases of child sexual exploitation. It has claimed the early sexualisation of children, whereby underage sexual activity has come to be viewed as a normal part of growing up, is a significant part of the problem. The report, which also examines the findings of serious case reviews of child sexual exploitation in several parts...

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