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James Fawcett

About James Fawcett

James Fawcett is part of CONCRETE and works with the Diocese of London, helping parishes with our youth work.

Justin Bieber in concert
James Fawcett / 4 July 2017

Justin Bieber, God and being in the midst

Justin Bieber’s comment at #OneLoveManchester about God being good in the midst of darkness went around the world in seconds. James Fawcett examines how real this is for struggling young people.

All Kings Shall Fall Prostrate Cologne Cathedral
James Fawcett / 20 December 2016

O Come, All Ye Faithful

This great old carol is a favourite of many, include CONCRETE’s James Fawcett. Here, he reflects on how this carol can inform our youth work over the festive period.

The Revd Dr Steve Griffiths discusses MABS at St Andrew's Enfield
James Fawcett / 23 November 2016

MABS – more than just a youth project

The Revd Dr Steve Griffiths, of St Andrew’s Enfield, explains about the creation of the MABS youth project.

Two men in a secluded urban environemt
James Fawcett / 8 November 2016

I’m biased

James Fawcett examines the role our own bias and prejudices play in our youth work and helps us to be aware of when those prejudices might adversely affect our ministry.

James Fawcett
James Fawcett / 25 October 2016

Five things I’ve learned about youth work

Through a wealth of experience, study and research into youth work, James Fawcett has learned five things about youth work. But, contrary to what you might expect, they’re remarkably simple.

Teenagers Hanging Out In Urban Environment
James Fawcett / 21 September 2016

These are ‘my’ young people

When we talk about ‘our’ young people, are we assuming too much responsibility for them? James Fawcett considers how thinking like this affects our ministry.

School warning sign in Autumn
James Fawcett / 6 September 2016

A new start or a new present?

September can be a month of ‘new’ for young people. We can spend lots of time preparing them for this. How much time do we spend ‘being with’ now rather than ‘working on’ young people for the future?

Embracing the Passion by Nigel Pimlott
James Fawcett / 12 April 2016

Embracing the Passion: a book review

James Fawcett reviews Nigel Pimlott’s new book, Embracing the Passion, on engaging youth work with politics.

Table tennis net, bat and ball
James Fawcett / 8 March 2016

Prejudices: ‘pre-judging’

Our prejudices can often surprise us. We think we’re fair and even-handed only to be shown how wrong we can be. James Fawcett explores how Jesus overcame cultural prejudices, and how we can too.

A crowd applauding
James Fawcett / 23 February 2016

Appreciate me!

It’s nice to be appreciated but sometimes young people aren’t the most appreciative bunch. James Fawcett explores how letting go of our need to be noticed can lead to more job satisfaction.

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