Young people have their say on priorities of Methodist Church
09 February 2016
- Young people have had
their say on their priorities for the Methodist
- Poverty, the environment, bullying and the refugee crisis among
Young Methodists from across the country have taken the
opportunity to share their priorities and passions for their
Church, highlighted for the very first time in three new
Following research undertaken at the Methodist Children's and
Youth Assembly, 3 Generate, three manifestos outlining the foci of
the different age groups have been
published online. This new venture is intended to raise the
voices of the young people of the Church and highlight the real and
varied concerns close to their hearts.
Split into the three age group tiers of the assembly - 8-11s,
11-18s and 18-23s - the manifestos highlight many different issues
important to young Methodists including: the environment, poverty,
bullying, disability accessibility and the refugee crisis.
Craig Gaffney, Youth President of the Methodist Church added:
"These statements are essential reading for all Methodists across
the Connexion. It is vital that everyone in the Church engages with
the voice of young people and the topics close to their hearts. All
of the issues raised should be important to the whole Church and
its membership and should be a regular focus for any Christian
living out their faith."
Craig continued: "It's so encouraging to see that the young
people of the Methodist Church are so passionate about social and
global issues. I am proud to be part of a Church where even our
youngest members have a heart for those in need."
- 3Generate, the Methodist Children & Youth Assembly,
is an action-packed weekend for hearing the voice of children and
young people across the Methodist Church, focussing on fun, faith
and friends. For more information, see their
- For more information about the
- Craig Gaffney, Youth President of the Methodist Church is
available for interview. Please contact Media Officer Toby
Fairclough for more information.