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Anti-Terror Attack Advice For Pupils Aged 11 To 16

Advice showing schoolchildren what to do if they are caught up in a terror attack is being made available to be taught in UK schools for the first time. Young people aged 11 to 16 will be urged to run to safety, hide and tell police should they become involved in a gun or knife […]

A Syrian artist and refugee painted world leaders

In this painting, a ragged, tired Trump cradles a sleeping child in one arm. The 71-year-old man no longer has the air of the aloof CEO, so fond of firing people. Instead, he looks like a dad — the kind of dad who’d go hungry just to make sure his kid goes to sleep with a […]

Christmas video 20: Away in a Mangy Manger

Ben Vane from the excellent Christmas Carols Radio unpicks the lyrics of that popular carol, and poetically exposes something of the shock that God would come to that ‘mangy manger’.

Talking to children who are bereaved

Support Around Death have recently launched a animated video for professionals on how to talk to children when they are about to be bereaved or have just experienced a death. [vimeo 167887527 w=640 h=360] Talking to children who are bereaved from NES on Vimeo. Talking to children when they are about to be bereaved or […]

Children’s & Youth Work links

Here’s some links from the last few weeks that are worth taking a few minutes to read if you’re involved in children’s and youth work: 3 Ways to Use Student Leaders in Your Ministry: Austin McCann gives three great ways you can use young leaders in your youth ministry. Gertrude Ederle’s Channel swim: an inspiring story […]

Teenage pregnancy rate halved in Hampshire

Teenage pregnancy rates across Hampshire have more than halved over the last 16 years according to figures from the Office of National Statistics, thanks to a sustained and successful multi-agency focus. Councillor Keith Mans, Hampshire County Council’s Executive Lead Member for Children’s Services, said: “This is really good news and shows that the County Council’s […]

Tim Keller Answers: How Much Prep Time for a Sermon?

Scot McKnight shares the following email correspondence between Tim Keller, pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian in New York City, and David George Moore. Dave blogs at Dear Tim, I have read several of your books and benefited greatly from each one.  I am also grateful for your willingness to do the Patheos/Jesus Creed interview with me. […]

Living with a teenage stranger

If you aren’t a parent of teenagers but work with teenagers take 5 minutes to read this column on living with a teenage stranger to understand the challenges parents face: I am mother to a teenager – a role I was naively looking forward to because it was never going to be too hard. After all […]

Traffic lights in the ground help teenagers avoid traffic

In Germany they call them “smombies” – or smartphone zombies – people who are so caught up in their device they roam the streets oblivious to other people, traffic or rogue lamp posts. Now this particular breed of tech junkie has been given special traffic lights — installed into the pavements — to help them avoid oncoming […]

Christian Youth Work Awards 2016

The 2016 Christian Youth Work Awards are open.  You can nominate for the following categories: Youth worker of the year Volunteer of the year Best youth work employer Most innovative youth work Best youth work resource Young leader of the year The Christian Youth Work Awards are all about appreciating and celebrating the incredible work […]

Prayer for the EU referendum campaign

The Church of England has released a prayer for the EU referendum campaign. The prayer is for use by churches and individuals ahead of the vote on June 23. God of truth, give us grace to debate the issues in this referendum with honesty and openness. Give generosity to those who seek to form opinion […]

What are the largest religious groups around the world?

The Independent reports that the world is going to become more religious, with the number of people who identify as non-religious shrinking as a percentage of the world’s population, according to a report by the Pew Research Centre. But what are the world’s religions, and how they distributed? This map, developed by The Independent and Statistia, shows which religions […]