Welcome to The Naujavan Podcast. The Naujavan Podcast seeks to inspire, develop and equip young South Asians in their Christian walk with conversations about faith, life and culture. We're passionate about empowering young people to live for Jesus in a way that makes sense in their everyday lives, from family, to work, to relationships, and even the church, making a difference wherever they go. Original music for the Naujavan podcast is written and produced by Alan Sampson.
Episode Fourteen - Niv Lobo: Student Mission
In this episode, the Naujavan Podcast talks to Niv Lobo. Niv Lobo is currently based in Oxford where he has been training for ordained ministry at Wycliffe Hall. Later this year Niv will be returning to Southampton with his wife Lucy and daughter Rafaela, where Niv will be joining the team at Highfield Church as curate. Prior to training in Oxford, Niv worked for 4 years as the UCCF staff worker for the South East (Southampton, Solent, and Portsmouth). He continues to be as passionate as ever about student mission. We also listen to the song 'Single Day,' from the Naujavan Unique and United EP.
Episode Thirteen - Jessie Tang: A Chinese Christian experience
In this episode, the Naujavan Podcast talks to Jessie Tang. Jessie is the host and producer of the ACross Culture Podcast. Jessie and her guests explore culture, identity and the Christian faith - from the UK and beyond. Jessie is a British born Chinese Christian and started going to church as a teenager at a Chinese Church. Jessie share about her experience in the Chinese Church, what she is learnt through making her podcast, and what it means to her to be a British born Chinese Christian. We also listen to the Mandarin song 'Your Grace is Enough' by Streams of Praise Music.
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Episode Twelve - Flipping the Script, Interviewing the Host
In this episode, the Naujavan Podcast talks to its regular host, Shakeel Nurmahi. Guest host Tasmin Hannan, finds out more about your regular host of the Naujavan Podcast. She talks to Shakeel about growing up in faith, starting the Naujavan Podcast, and how Shakeel has listened to God's voice and guidance in his life. Shakeel discusses his journey that has brought him to train to become a Vicar, and what the future looks like for him. We also listen to the song, 'Who is like you?' by Sam Daniel, formerly Da Sargeant, ft. Jaye Thomas.
Episode Eleven - What Drives Us?
In this episode, the Naujavan Podcast turns to think about work. Podcast host, Shakeel Nurmahi, leads us in asking the question, 'What drives us?' In an extended monologue, Shakeel explores the motives that drive the work and hard-working attitudes that characterise many South Asian communities. He considers two significant driving forces of our work in South Asian communities, and proposes a new approach to our work, recentring our driving force around Jesus. We also listen to the song, 'Dil Ki Gehraai' by Bridge Music.
Episode Ten - Mental Health
In this episode, the Naujavan Podcast talks to Riyah Ramji about mental health. Riyah is a student and youth worker based in Southampton. Originally from Harrow, London, Riyah has been a part of the Naujavan family for several years. Drawing upon her own experiences, Riyah talks about the taboo of mental health, and how she has seen God present during her own mental health struggles. We also listen to the song, 'Oxygen' by Steffany Gretzinger.
Episode Nine - Faith and Equality: Race and Church
In this extended episode, the Naujavan Podcast is talking about racism and the church. Joining Shakeel to talk about this are Becs and Myles Dhillon, and Bec's Dad, Nicky Gumbel. Becs and Myles have been involved in issues of gender and equality on a global scale. They have spent some time working in India with an organisation that was combating human trafficking, particularly with women caught in sex trafficking. Nicky is the vicar of Holy Trinity Brompton in London, and also the pioneer of the Alpha course. Last year, Becs and Nicky started the podcast: Conversations on Faith and Equality. We sat down with them to have our own Naujavan conversation about faith and equality, especially focusing on racial inequalities, during the global wake of the Black Lives Matter Movement.