Had a wonderful time at the Youthwork conference, really exciting to see 900 youthworkers hungry for input and encouragement and challenge. I gave 4 seminars working with some amazing people.
I was working alongside the amazingly creative Patrick Regan, CEO of XLP which is a Peckham based charity working with excluded children and young people in London. Patrick shared about some incredible mentoring projects he is running and the opportunity he has had to inform government policy on tackling gang culture. My brief was to talk about the need for young people to be confident in what they believe otherwise the social transformation missional agenda is unlikely to happen. We took a look particularly at the challenge of the New Atheism’s challenge to our teenagers.
Here’s the “lost generation” video that Patrick showed: