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Graham Bright, Naomi Thompson, Peter Hart & Bethany Hayden

In: The SAGE Handbook of Youth Work Practice

Chapter 15: Faith-based Youth Work: Education, Engagement and Ethics

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Faith-based Youth Work: Education, Engagement and Ethics
Faith-based Youth Work: Education, Engagement and Ethics
Graham Bright Naomi Thompson Peter Hart Bethany Hayden
Introduction

Youth work represents ‘a people-centred, commitment to diversity, anti-oppressive practice and the provision of relational spaces in which individuals and groups can think critically about their lives and worlds, in order that they might act to shape them differently’ (Bright, 2015a: xvii). Grounded in critical pedagogical praxis (Freire, 1970), youth work continues to hold the ethos of equity and inclusivity paramount (Batsleer, 2008; Sapin, 2013). Despite these commitments however, there continues to be considerable debate regarding the nature of youth work and its relationship to the various faith-based practices in which ...

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