The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has launched the ‘Faith in the World’ writing prize, which invites young people to submit an essay exploring faith in our world.
Along with the Archbishop, the panel includes Baroness Warsi, Benedict Brogan, Jane Williams and Lucy Winkett
In an article in today’s Daily Telegraph he says:
“If we want to nurture a really articulate public argument about the great issues of our times, we have to make sure that younger citizens have the confidence to make themselves heard. One of the most depressing things that can happen to young people is a climate, whether in school or out of it, that gives them the message that they’re not worth listening to…And if you believe that religious faith is one of the things that quite rightly gets people talking, for and against, it is important to help younger people make the connections between the issues of the day and the ideas and ideals associated with faith. They may want to argue furiously against it or they may discover that it has more to say to them than they expected. But it is wonderful when there is an environment in which those connections can be made.”