All kinds of everything

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Here’s the news as it breaks, is broken or is just a bit cracked. The national stuff is first with the Diocesany Stuff in the ‘continue reading’ bit.
But first an important News Flash: Yellow Braces is REALLY filling up fast, more so for the girls than the boys. There are about 6 girls places and 15 boys spaces left. My apologies, the bookings have really flooded in while I have been away and we’ve had LOTS of new people, churches come on board.
Nationally:
Firstly a really interesting piece of research from Tear Fund on Religious allegiance and attitudes to Church Download file. LICC are running an event on April 24th called Journies and Stories looking at research on how, in todays culture, people become christians. They are also running a day on May 22nd on Strategic Schools work but I can’t find it on the web site?
JRF have published a useful evaluation of the changing paterns of work, it’s called Work-rich and Work-poor and the link gives a good summary.
There’s an interview here around understanding slang and hip hop words, it’s fun (and mainly relevent to America) but there some good analysis in there about Global language and influence.
RURAL YOUTH conference. 17th May in Derby
A couple of websites to check out: Christian Youth Group and God Teens


In the Diocese of Oxford:
12th May, Major 6-aside footy competition for young people supporting Christian Aid. Download file
Talking of Christian Aid, they have a volunteer called Ruth who is really keen to run a session at YOUR group! Contact via Richard (aka Blofield)
26th/27th July: Riverside in Oxford is running a great couple of days training and fun around canoeing, e-mail for details.
HOPE 2008, Can YOU let me know if YOU have something planned for your community?