Scottish youths explore identity

Published 19 August 2013

Young Christians from across Scotland have been in Dundee for the last three days to explore the concept of identity.

They were in the city for the Church of Scotland's 2013 National Youth Assembly, which wraps up today following a time of worship led by the Moderator of the Kirk's General Assembly, the Right Reverend Lorna Hood.

Other topics up for discussion during the Assembly have been the debate on Scottish independence and the role of young people within the Church of Scotland today.

Moderator of the National Youth Assembly Lynsey Martin said: "We know young people have a pivotal role to play in the Church, our challenge is to find ways for the Church to accept us and allow our voices to be heard.

"I've just graduated from university and my peers were really interested when I told them that I was an elder and about what we did in church.

"We need to find ways to get that interest converted into people then having greater involvement in church life which will in turn bolster our congregations and ensure the future role of the Church of Scotland as Scotland's national church."

The assembly was joined by Michael Mair who at just 24 is about to become the youngster Minister in the Church of Scotland.

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