Just Do It – A Blog from Kieran Bohan

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Just do it, for God’s sake! Reflecting on the Christian mission of the YMCA  In September, I spent three days with colleagues from around a dozen other YMCAs at the UK Unify conference, a platform for YMCAs to share and reflect on the Christian mission of what is now the largest and oldest youth charity…

Queer and Unaccomodated

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Stonewall Housing has a ‘Quick Exit’ button at the top of their website, so users can quickly and safely ‘vanish’ the website from their computer screens, should somebody enter the vicinity. That quiet little button tells us that we have a huge problem. Those two words are not just a label for a button, they…

Growth Through Change

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I was once a resident at Liverpool YMCA. I arrived at the hostel fearing that it wouldn’t be long before I would probably be asked to leave. The majority of my life had been spent using some substance or another, leading to homelessness at the age of 18. I had been asked to leave other…