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The Editorial

Down by the school yard

In October a friend organised a trip for our congregation to tour the Houses of Parliament and then spend an hour with our MP. I would recommend the exercise. The decor of the building is beautifully steeped in Christian tradition and the MP emphasised that she was glad to meet us be-cause Christians need to make their voices heard much more. (Perhaps she says that to all her visitors?)

John Benton

However, in passing, the MP mentioned that when she is asked to go into schools to speak about her work to teenagers she often finds herself having to talk about sex and drugs. The implication was that this is the only way to get the youngsters’ attention; much else would be dismissed as boring. This is not the first time that I have run into the idea that to make young people sit up and take notice something salacious or even shocking must be presented.