Youth officer’s advocacy helps Scottish churches tackle rural poverty

August 15, 2019

[Anglican Communion News Service] A youth officer from the Scottish Episcopal Church has been helping rural churches take practical steps to tackle child poverty in their communities.

Ley-Anne Forsyth, 29, who works part time for the Diocese of Moray, Ross and Caithness, in addition to working for a social housing provider, has been a powerful advocate visiting churches and challenging church leaders about tackling injustices in their communities.

“I’ve been a youth officer for the past five or six years and the reason I do that is because young people need a voice,” she said. “I was a young person in a church who needed a voice once, and I was given it by our youth chaplain. It is a really important thing that young people are heard and are influencing our decisions because it’s their world we’re leaving behind.”

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