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Leaping with Faith

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A group of young people, Christian, Muslim and Sikh, from the HubLife group at St. Christopher’s Church and the church youth group, met for trampolining and a discussion about faith and fear.

The Feast partners with HubLife, a drop-in for local students, most from Moseley School, who come in to the church youth room after school for games, snacks and some time to chat. Recently, they have been talking about their neighbourhood and how people in their community relate to one another.

The Feast exists to help young people of different faiths relate to one another. We began our time with some trampolining, leaping off of stuff, walking tightropes, swinging and climbing. It was great to see members of the group encouraging and cheering one another on. Afterward, we had some pizza and then settled down for our faith discussion.

Kalyani, a young leader with the Feast, introduced the Guidelines for Dialogue and then we broke into small groups to talk about fear. Some fear is like jumping on a trampoline or into foam blocks, some fear is more difficult to overcome. How do we deal with our fears? Does our faith help us when we are afraid? What does God/Allah want for us when we are afraid?

Everyone did a terrific job of being honest and listening to one another. We at the Feast are looking forward to continuing our partnership with HubLife!