We’re young, woke and Christian: hear our voices

Young Christians who feel marginalised, not listened to, powerless, and even oppressed within the church, have been given a voice in a new explosive book. In ‘Young, Woke and Christian: Words from a Missing Generation‘, 15 authors address “woke” issues, ranging from climate change and purity culture to racism and food poverty, with views that they say put them on the boundaries of church life. In this Religion Media Centre briefing, they outline their views, explain their frustration and set out their vision for change. Hosted by Sorcha Connell, the guests include:

In Conversation with Youth Stop Aids

In today’s episode, I sat down with Georgie Wallis and Alex Causton-Ronaldson, who are campaigners with the Youth Stop Aids Movement.

Youth Stop Aids are a youth-led movement campaigning for a world without AIDS. Their network of young people across the UK speak out, take creative action and engage those in power to ensure that governments, global institutions and corporations are committed to ending AIDS by 2030.

We discussed the HIV/AIDS pandemic, global health inequalities, and what governments need to do to end HIV/AIDS by 2030.

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Resources
Youth Stop Aids: youthstopaids.org/
Stop Aids: stopaids.org.uk/
Terrence Higgins Trust: www.tht.org.uk/
Aidsmap: www.aidsmap.com/

In Conversation with Prof. Barbara Evans

“WASH is the collective term for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. Due to their interdependent nature, these three core issues are grouped together to represent a growing sector. While each a separate field of work, each is dependent on the presence of the other. For example, without toilets, water sources become contaminated; without clean water, basic hygiene practices are not possible.” (Unicef Website)

Today’s guest is Professor Barbara Evans, who holds the chair in Public Health Engineering in the School of Civil Engineering at the University of Leeds. Her research activities centre on sanitation, hygiene and water services in the global south. Barbara has travelled widely, lived for many years in South Asia, and has worked in over twenty countries. She is active in the global international development arena and is a member of the Strategic Advisory Group of the Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation which reports progress against the Sustainable Development Goals for Water. I talk to her about sanitation development, the politics of international development, and why you should be passionate about faecal sludge management.

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Resources
Professor Barbara Evans: eps.leeds.ac.uk/civil-engineering…sor-barbara-evans

water@leeds: water.leeds.ac.uk/

Centre for Global Development (University of Leeds): cgd.leeds.ac.uk/

About WASH (UNICEF): www.unicef.org/wash/3942_3952.html

World Bank Water and Sanitation Program: www.wsp.org/