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SU Ireland: NUA - A Fresh Perspective on Faith

Updated: Dec 3, 2020

What is NUA?

NUA is all about exploration: it’s a film series that encourages questions, acknowledges doubt, and offers an engaging perspective on the Christian faith.

NUA equips you with the ability to intelligently explore and understand what you believe. We give you tools to discuss your worldview with credibility and confidence, while encouraging you to wrestle with the things that just don’t seem to make sense. At the end of the day, this film series is about impact—immediate and personal, as well as the long-term, life-changing experience of working out your faith.

Why NUA?

NUA / nu: ʌ / noo-ah / Language of origin: Irish Adjective, meaning “new”.

We’re taking an honest look at questions many of us have about Jesus, the Bible, and what it means to be a Christian. It’s a fresh perspective, a different conversation — created in Ireland, hosted by an Irishman. It’s new and it’s Irish, so we’re calling it NUA. It’s as simple as that, really.

How does it work?

NUA is a series of eight short films (approx 15mins each) intended to be watched over time. NUA is for everyone and is ideal in an educational setting, church/parish, youth group, university or with friends. These are films to engage with and pick apart. More than anything, NUA is a fresh learning experience.NUA is for anyone who is interested in learning more and asking tough questions about the Christian faith—it's designed for young adults but any critical mind of any age would benefit from NUA.

Who is NUA for?

The NUA Film Series and accompanying materials were created with multiple uses in mind:

for teachers

This series is designed to act as a viable supplement for Religious Education in schools. We’ve provided all the information necessary to meet curriculum protocol and we’re confident it will add to depth and engagement to the classroom. Along with the film series, users will receive teaching guides featuring lesson plans, suggestions for group activities, discussion topics, and NUA challenges! 

for university chaplains

University students are taught to think critically and independently — NUA will stretch minds and promote personal growth. Chaplains will find the teaching guides useful for discussion starters.

for churches/parishes

NUA is a gift for the whole global church. For clergy, youth workers, parish, and pastoral workers, NUA represents an entire season of learning. Watch the video episodes together and encourage your group to consider, journal, and discuss their reactions to the content. NUA allows viewers to engage and think critically, exploring their doubts and fears in a safe environment.

for alpha follow on

NUA is an ideal follow on to Alpha. There's a growing need for suitable resources following on from Alpha and we believe we've created a really good one.

for you

You don’t need an organised gathering to engage with NUA. To get stuck in, all you need is a group of mates and maybe some popcorn. These films are a chance to explore, ask questions, express doubts, and wrestle with your beliefs, all while watching our short engaging films with friends.

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