By: Danny Curtin
Many hundreds of people have committed to join siLENT this year.
Britain's best selling cookery writer Delia Smith, author and screen writer Frank Cottrell Boyce, and peace campaigner Margaret Mizen are all taking part. We also have teachers, priests, whole schools, youth clubs, and Religious Orders. One Religious Order has pledged a million seconds to help us create a deafening silence to speak up for young people!
If you have not signed up yet, it's not too late to get involved with siLENT. You can take part at any time before Easter Sunday, either by yourself or with others. See some of our participants here: www.millionminutes.org/silent40
Your silence will create a real difference, raising money to support young people to change their communities. For example, last summer we supported young people in Essex to run a summer school programme - providing activities for children who don't get the chance to stay safe during the holidays.
There is a video, info at the sign up link at: http://millionminutes.org/silent
There is so much noise in the world! May we learn to be silent in our hearts and before God. Pope Francis
Stay silent for a change.
With every best wish for Lent
* Editor Jo Siedlecka has just signed up for an hour's silence each day through Lent.