Wednesday 16 September at 11am: Removing Obstacles for Mission: Safeguarding, Governance and Risk Management
Malcolm Hart, director of the Centre for Evangelisation at the Australian Bishops’ Conference, reflects on Pope Francis’ call for us all “to adopt rigorous preventative measures, actions and sanctions to ensure the safety of young people in the life of the Church and the world.” He will be joined by James Camden, director of youth ministry for the Diocese of Parramatta.

CYMFed, the Catholic Youth Ministry Federation of England and Wales, is hosting a series of online talks for the youth ministry community featuring expert speakers from across the globe.

“Journeying Together” aims to inspire, inform and encourage youth ministers as they continue to work with and support young people over the coming months.

The focus of the talks is “synodality”, which has also a key theme throughout the 2018 Synod on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment Synod.
“This first-ever synod on young people has created new energy for youth ministry," said CYMFED’s Chair, Father Dermott Donnelly.

“This series of talks has been put together to build on that energy and seize the opportunity the Holy Father has given us by highlighting the importance of youth ministry in this way.

“We’re delighted with the quality of the speakers who have agreed to take part and we’re sure these talks will prove to be tremendously useful to anyone who is involved in youth ministry in any way.” 

The monthly talks are open to all and will be live-streamed on CYMFed’s YouTube channel 

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CYMFed shapes and supports Catholic youth ministry in England and Wales. CYMFed members work together to deliver a shared vision for youth ministry, offer training, support and events for youth minister and young people. CYMFed is an associated body of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.