This Lent, to mark ten years of Million Minutes, we are creating 1,000,000 minutes of silence.
SiLENT is a project started by Million Minutes, an organisation which enables young people to be the ones to build a world based on the principles at the heart of Catholic social teaching – the principles of dignity and equality, of service to the poor and the oppressed, of care for the world and the promotion of peace and solidarity. You can read more about their work by clicking here
A ‘Million Minutes of Silence’ is a simple idea – each minute is sponsored to raise money for social action projects supporting young people. Throughout Lent schools, parishes, and individuals will help clock up a million minutes! We want this year to be the biggest year yet, to show our collective support for young people, and to raise at least a million pennies (which is £10,000!) to help young people restore our world.
Whether you can pledge to be SiLENT for 1 minute or 24 hours, on your own or as a class of 30, every minute will count and help raise money for social action projects supporting young people.
You can also support those taking part by donating on our JustGiving page here
If you’d like to find lots more fantastic resources, as well as information for individuals, schools and communitites on the Million Minutes website click here
You can also read more about where the money raised by Million Minutes has been used by downloading these stories