Posts Tagged ‘young adults’

Younger adults losing religion Comments 0

Thursday, June 21st, 2018
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There are few spots around the world where parents don’t have to drag their younger adult children to worship: Ghana, a predominantly Christian county is one; Chad, a predominantly Muslim country, is another. In both African nations, younger adults are 3 percentage points more likely to identify with their faith than their elders, according to Read more

Oceania Bishops listen to young people Comments 0

Monday, April 16th, 2018
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Last Friday, at the 4-yearly assembly of the Federation of Catholic Bishops Conferences of Oceania (FCBCO) in Port Moresby, Fr Ambrose Periera led a discussion with young people from various parts of the country. Periera is a Salesian priest and secretary of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands Commission for young Read more

Social media a lazy way for politicians to communicate with young Comments 0

Thursday, July 13th, 2017
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Social media is a lazy and ineffective way for politicians to communicate with voters says Tino Mahowa, a student at St Bernard’s College in Lower Hutt. “If any politician were to use social media as a way to communicate, it would be to their detriment. It’s a terrible means of conveying detailed information.” “Candidates could Read more

God and the multi-plug Comments 0

Friday, June 13th, 2014

John Cameron always had faith. It just took a brand-new suit for him to find it. It was an 18th birthday present, and he wanted to wear it straight away. But, as a teenager “mucking around … wasting potential” in west Auckland, he was dressed up with nowhere to go – but church. “I just Read more

Making voting matter Comments 1

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Laura O’Connell Rapira has a pretty simple philosophy. “Everyone should have a nice life,” she tells a small audience at a Wellington bar. “Small actions, multiplied, can lead to big change,” she says. Laura, 25, outlines her pitch for RockEnrol, a movement to increase youth voter turnout. The audience is a mix of smartphones and activists Read more

After the boom comes the pinch Comments 0

Friday, May 16th, 2014

It’s tough to picture the future if you’re a New Zealander under 30. Your first home has never been more out of reach, if you want to live in one of the main centres – not that we have much of a choice, because high rates of unemployment and thousands of dollars of student debt Read more

Maori and Pacific income inequality continues Comments 0

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Income inequality continues to dominate among New Zealand’s Maori and Pacific populations, new research shows. Waikato University demographer Dr Tahu Kukutai says that New Zealand is still wasting its “demographic dividend” of young Maori and Pacific people reaching working age, as investments in health and education fail to flow through into highly paid jobs. Dr Kukutai’s Read more

Hardcore Catholic Millennials Comments 0

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Much has been written about the Millennials, the generation born in the 1990s — or as early as the 1980s and I suppose as late as the new millennium which gives them their name. You can find articles about their political views, their work habits, and their buying trends. You can also find complaints from Read more