The first ever Shalom Conference for Christians working with young people at risk will bring together employed and volunteer practitioners, project pioneers, thinkers and leaders in the field for a gathering and networking event designed to explore this important area of youth work.
Where: St Paul’s Centre, Bordesley Green, Birmingham
When: on September 2 and 3, 2009.
What: This conference is designed to be a meeting of hearts and minds to consider how shalom, a Hebrew word for peace that implies justice and wholeness, might be developed in work with young people in socially excluded situations. In these challenging economic times, the timing of the conference is designed to offer support and cohesion across the Christian faith-based sector. The conference will cover topics relevant to the development of shalom in challenging youth work situations. Workshops, key note inputs and space for spiritual reflection will be on offer. There will also be opportunities to share good practice and innovation with delegates expected from across the country.
Who: organised jointly by: Church Urban Fund, East to West, Frontier Youth Trust, The Living Well Trust and Worth Unlimited.
Cost: The conference fee of £55 includes main meals and refreshments. A non-residential approach has been taken to keep costs as low as possible. Information about local accommodation can be provided on request.
How: A booking form and further information can be downloaded from the FYT site.
Also, don't forget other events coming up:
Sophia Network Essex regional event on 27 June at Benfleet, Essex
East to West Christian Schoolswork Conference on 23 June in Guildford and
FYT Live! on 4 July in Birmingham with a rich choice of workshops for all types of youth workers.