‘Here be Dragons’ (and other publications)

In November 2012,  Richard, Lori and I and quite a few others from the Streetspace community, began pulling together some of the stories and thoughts of the community based Christian youth work that we were doing across Britain, some of it detached, others small group or centre based.  It has taken a little while to get it out there, but i hope that some of these stories and reflections help to inspire you in your encounters with God in the lives of young people in your communities.

You can order a copy here http://www.fyt.org.uk/content/product/books-amp-resources/here-be-dragons-youth-work-and-mission-map

If you like what you read or have questions or comments, please let us know.. thank you

A Review of Here Be Dragons was recently in Youthwork Magazine – here it is: http://www.premieryouthwork.com/Regulars/Reviews2/Here-be-Dragons-Richard-and-Lorimer-Passmore-and-James-G.-Ballantyne

In 2014 I also helped to edit ‘Embracing the Passion’ by Nigel Pimlott -here is where you can get this:  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Embracing-Passion-Christian-Youthwork-Politics/dp/0334053110/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1426108360&sr=8-1&keywords=embracing+the+passion

More recently, though it took a while to write.. I co-authored the following article on the spiritual and social purposes of detached youthwork, with Naomi Thompson: which you can download here: Youth and Theology Volume 16 Issue 2

With a number of other pioneers in the streetspace community I contributed an article on Empowerment in Youth work practice to the ANVIL journal, using examples of practices in the north east, a copy of this is here: https://churchmissionsociety.org/resources/empowerment-practice-james-ballantyne-anvil-vol-34-issue-2



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