Young people in our churches in the Bradford area have a new resource to help them address the big issues and call for change, as we approach the COP26 summit.
A desire to find ways of ensuring that young people’s views are heard at the highest levels of the diocese has seen the Revd Steve Proudlove, Assistant Diocesan Director of Ordinands & Vocations, and Graeme Bigg, 10-18s Lead on the Children, Young People and Families Team, come together to produce a resource that seeks to help youth groups use the COP26 climate conference as a way of thinking about the impact churches make in the world, and how young people are a part of that.
The resource, ‘Calling for Change’, consists of a combination of games, video and discussions, helping groups look at climate change specifically as well as consider what else they think should matter to the church.
It also includes a call for young people's input from the Rt Revd Toby Howarth, Bishop of Bradford.
Revd Steve said: “Young people are leaders within the church, and not just amongst their peers.
“God calls us all, and this forms part of an ongoing piece of work to celebrate and promote young people discovering God’s calling on their lives.”
Graeme said: “Not all young people have climate change high on their priorities, but certainly many of them do, and so we’re hoping that this resource will help stimulate conversations about justice and change.”
The resource can be found on the diocese’s Digital Learning Platform by clicking here.