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Interfaith Collective trivia night sparks strong connections

The Interfaith Collective movement continues to move from strength to strength after its recent event, a trivia night on 20 May 2021.

60 young people between the ages of 17-28 years from eight different denominations of churches participated in the Interfaith Collective’s (Interfaith) trivia night.

Held at The Cause Collective in Manukau, the trivia night was the first event for Interfaith youth arm to enhance and cultivate strong connections with young people.

Organised by a committee of young people, music, food, hair-raising chants, laughter and connection helped to make it a successful night.

Natule Ikihele (21) of Victory Christian Church (right, main image) was part of the committee.

“It was a great turnout, and I was really happy to see the support from different churches,” he says.

“Cool people, delicious food, and an exciting atmosphere made it an awesome night. Lots of people said they will be joining us again for our regular catch up.”

The trivia night consisted of over 80 questions with five categories including bible knowledge, sport, and pop-culture. The competitive juices were certainly flowing with many young people demonstrating their general knowledge and pop-culture prowess.

At the end of five rounds of the trivia night, the top three placed teams were:

1st: Tat Meko(Te Atatu Methodist Church)

2nd: Eternals (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) Rowdy Crowdy (Dgfg team) Jesus Squad (EFKS Mangere)

3rd: Tru Vine(Tongan Methodist Church West)

Chillion Sanerivi, Youth Innovation Lead at The Cause Collective, is the Interfaith’s convenor and is excited about the group’s next focus which is to co-design the vaccination rollout for Pacific youth as part of the Prepare Pacific campaign.

“The trivia night was a fantastic evening for young people to create strong connections and have fun,” he says.

“There is a heavy appetite from many young people to join Interfaith, as well as to help us co-design a youth vaccination campaign so that young people in South Auckland are making informed decisions about the covid vaccine.”

If you or your church youth group would like to be part of the Interfaith Collective, please contact Chillion at chillion.s@thecausecollective.org.nz.

The Interfaith Collective was formed during the second Covid-19 lockdown in August 2020, when over 70 pacific church youth leaders gathered online to collectively respond to the latest resurgence of Covid-19 in South Auckland Read more about Talanoa COVID-19.

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