Social Exclusion and Urban Youth Spiritualities

Here is a brief interview I gave just over a year ago about my two year ethnographic project working alongside unemployed young men on a large Birmingham housing estate – graffiti arts meets and challenges social exclusion and provides a new mode of theological discourse for young men who have no time at all for organised religion.

Image

Fight the Power!

  The Stations of the Cross form a central part of Roman [and Anglo] Catholic spirituality. They are evocative but often distant from the urban world in which most of live. Here is one new take, thought to be by the graffiti artist Banksy – Jesus carries the Cross photographed by the paparazzi and beaten by riot police. Fight the power – here’s how!