This Contextual Bible Study Manual on Young People reflects the WCC's commitment towards prioritising issues relating to young people. In its Pilgrimage for Justice and Peace, the wee is committed towards ensuring that the needs of young people are addressed as a matter of urgency. This Manual seeks to mobilise parents, guardians, religious and community leaders and others to recognise that youth matters do matter. Churches must not only seek to be youth friendly: they must place youth at the heart of their activities. The WCC is aware of the numerous challenges that young people in diverse contexts face. These include child marriage, poverty, hunger, lack of access to education and others. As a fellowship of churches, the WCC is encouraging member churches to be actively involved in addressing these challenges in consultation with the young people themselves.