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The Story 28

What can we do and learn in the lead up to the general election?

Young People Care About Political Issues

Young People Care About Political Issues

Following the recent publication of The Big Ambition report and increasing conversations about the impending General Election, Hannah explores some of the research around young people and politics. What do young people care about politically? Who are they likely to vote for? How can we ensure their voices are listened to?

. In this blog, Hannah explores the results and further spotlights some of the research included within Volume 28 of The Story, includes the voices of three young people who are of voting age, and reminds us of some practical ways to get young people involved in political discussions.

Hannah Bowden Hannah Bowden 02 Jul, 2024
Look Up! If You’re Looking Down, Won’t You Miss Them Looking Up?

Look Up! If You’re Looking Down, Won’t You Miss Them Looking Up?

Here at Youthscape, we have been reading through Jonathan Haidt’s book, The Anxious Generation. In short, his hypothesis is that the smart phone has shifted childhood from play-based to phone-based, causing a ‘re-wiring’ which has resulted in an epidemic of mental illness in ‘Gen-Z’. We will consider the ins and outs of this argument in a future blog but, for now, I want to turn my attention away from young people and towards us as adults. It is my view that order to look out at the world and work toward positive transformation, we must first look at ourselves…

Hannah Bowden Hannah Bowden 19 Jun, 2024

Published Research

Faith in Young People

Faith in Young People

In 2019, the Youthscape Centre for Research was commissioned by the Diocese of St Albans to carry out research to establish the scale and scope of youth work in the Diocese and to identify the challenges and opportunities facing churches.

17 Nov, 2022
Burning Down the House

Burning Down the House

In 2020 We Are Tearfund and Youthscape surveyed 630 Christians aged 14-19 from across the UK. The ‘Burning Down the House’ report gives us brand new insights into how teenagers see the climate, the Church and their faith. These were ‘active Christians’ – 92% said they took part in a church service at least once a week and 84% said their faith was important or very important to them.

16 Mar, 2021
We do God

We do God

Survey and case study data highlight the way that Christian practice can help young people encounter God and develop faith of their own.

12 May, 2020
Theological Reflection in Youth Ministry

Theological Reflection in Youth Ministry

This research report explores the role and potential of theological reflection in youth ministry. Dr Phoebe Hill dives into the findings and considers their implications.

21 Jan, 2021
Losing Heart

Losing Heart

Our survey of 2054 churches revealed a lack of confidence and resources when it comes to providing youth work compared to children’s work.

11 Dec, 2018
Open House Co-Research Project

Open House Co-Research Project

In April 2019 Youthscape were awarded funding from the Co-op Foundation to run a research project with young people, exploring the links between youth loneliness and youth social action. Here’s what we found.

16 Jan, 2020
No Questions Asked

No Questions Asked

In-depth interviews with 16 young people revealed very little curiosity about religion, faith and God, as well as important clues as to why that might be.

25 Jan, 2019
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