Spirituality and young people

Glimpses is an exciting and ground-breaking resource for youth workers that explores the subject of spirituality in a contemporary and relevant way.

Written by Nigel Pimlott and Steve Bullock from the Diocese of Gloucester, Glimpses is published by the National Youth Agency (NYA) and comprises of a book and DVD. Glimpses offers a host of resource ideas for youth workers.

Spirituality is a subject high on the agenda of young people, youth workers and the NYA alike, Glimpses will enable youth workers to effectively integrate the spiritual dynamic of youth work into their everyday practice.

FYT president and Chair of the NYA Bishop Roger Sainsbury has also welcomed the emphasis on spirituality within the youth work agenda: ‘Young people today are very aware of global conflicts in the world and growing divisions in our own communities in the U.K. both often linked to religion – it has never been more important to clarify the place of spirituality and spiritual development in youth work.’

Glimpses comprises of five sections: Reflections provides a series of visual images to engage with. Atmospheres explores the power and importance of environments and Essences tries to get to the heart of what is meant by spirituality and spiritual development. Stations provides a range of some 30 practical tools to aid exploration and engagement, whilst Breaths is packed full of miscellaneous ideas and resources. All this and a DVD full of images, music and video clips to use with the resource.

One of the main features of Glimpses is that it can also double up as an effective tool for churches to use in their adult services, meetings, house and cell groups. Full of resources, discussion starters, images, videos and material it promotes reflection and stimulates thinking.

Glimpses is exclusively available from FYT for just £13 including p&p. (rrp £15 plus p&p). Please send your cheque (payable to ‘FYT’) name and address to the FYT office. Or visit the FYT web site resources section – http://www.fyt.org.uk/resource,print,1.htm

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