We worked with the sixth form students from Bellerive on the 2nd November looking at the theme of ‘Solidarity, its A Simple Life’.
We wanted to challenge the students on social justice with a ‘hard hitting’ opening session, where the students were driven to do more and realise that their thoughts and actions can make a significant difference within the world.
The second section of the day was allowing the young people to have an hour’s discussion on social justice: what is it? How important is it? And what can be done within the community? This then led the students to focus on a case study (someone’s life) which associated with a specific charity within the Liverpool area.
They then came to recognise what that charity provides for others in need and felt challenged to think about, ‘What can we do to help?’ The day outlined a number of issues in the world and the importance of coming together to make a change.
We looked at Romans 12:2 to guide us, ‘Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind’, realising that this is what our faith asks of us, to ‘serve’ one another, to love our neighbour and to think about others in the world.