Patrick’s passion to speak up for those on the margins has led him to speak at party conferences, to business leaders and at large festivals. He also visits schools, PRUs, maximum security prisons and rehabs here in the UK as well as in Europe, Africa and the Caribbean. He often speaks about how his faith impacts his work and involvement in social justice issues.
Here Patrick talks about the beginnings of XLP.
Youth Work Summit
Hope is a refusal to accept a situation as it is. Here Patrick talks about how working alongside young people can give them hope, and help to battle the many and complex causes of the 2011 riots. Contrary to what a news presenter once told him off air, Patrick argues that they are not a lost generation.
Patrick takes inspiration from Caleb in the Bible for taking on what seemed to be the impossible and seeing the possibility of change. Talking about God’s heart for the poor, broken and marginalised, he describes the extraordinary story of bringing heaven to earth that all Christians are called to be a part of.
Patrick talks about how we all need some of the desperation that led Nehemiah to call out for God’s help, and suggests that the issues of our communities should become the issues of the church for true restoration to take place. Compassion combined with hope leads to passion.