Living Hope is an initiative of SU International which aims to listen to the needs and aspirations of SU movements across the world and together to seek God for the way forward for effective ministry in the coming years. You can check out the Living Hope website here.

There are several phases to Living Hope, the first being a Community Listening phase. Already several groups in Scotland have taken part in a Community Listening exercise, discussing hope and hopelessness and reflecting on how we feel about the future. There will be a chance to participate in a similar session at the Big Celebration on August 25th at Lendrick Muir if you can make it.

The output from the Community Listening will help form the basis for some of the discussion at the Living Hope Gathering in Malaysia from 5-9th November. Andy Bathgate, Gordon Brown (SU Scotland Vice Chair) and Esther Bailey will be representing SU Scotland at the event but there is also the possibility of following the discussions and contributing to them through live feeds from the event.

You can follow all the Living Hope news through the website and the Living Hope newsletters which can be accessed through NEWS on the website. You can also join the Facebook group.