Puppets and Protest

By PhoebeE on 1 Dec 2023

If you read our last blog, you will have got a teaser for this month’s contribution to creative protest. This month we are looking at puppets! Perhaps, this could be considered an off-shoot of theatre and protest, but I thought it deserved its own stage (pardon the pun).

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Theology for the End of the World by Marika Rose: Book Review

By WilliamG on 22 Nov 2023

Dr Marika Rose is a senior lecturer of philosophy, religion, and the liberal arts at the University of Winchester. This blog is a review of Marika’s newest book, Theology for the End of the World. The book is an invitation to honesty, honesty about who we are, what has influenced us, the institutions we participate in, and how we use God in our lives. If we choose to accept this invitation, we will find no escape from the need for analysing our own complicity in harmful and oppressive systems and actions.

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God is on our side

By NaomiNixon on 21 Nov 2023

God’s allyship began before creation and lasts until the end of time. When we become allies we are putting ourselves on God’s side, because he is already on ours. 

Adapted from a sermon by Revd Naomi Nixon.

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Remember the Dead, Fight Like Hell For The Living

By SCM on 20 Nov 2023

Trans Day of Remembrance gives space for the grief, anger and pain that comes with being trans in a world that attempts to stifle our joy and flourishing. This year, two of the youngest names on the list of transgender people who have died due to transphobia leading to violence or suicide will be Brianna Ghey and Corei Hall; two trans children from the UK whose lives have been cut short by transphobia. Whilst discussing plans for the SCM TDOR vigil, a member of the Trans Theology Group reminded us of the phrase ‘remember the dead, fight like hell for the living’.


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Reflections from the Transgender Theology Conference

By SCM on 9 Nov 2023

An SCM member shares their reflections on attending the Transgender Theology Conference in York from 7th- 8th September.

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Theatre as Protest

By PhoebeE on 3 Nov 2023

In this month’s Creative Protest blog we will be exploring theatre as a form of protest. For years theatre has been a medium by which actors and audiences can explore political messages. Even if we go as far back as Shakespeare’s ‘King Lear’ in 1605, the use of fictional characters allowed the playwright to explore and criticise the ruling of King James I. Then, if we go even further back to the Ancient Greeks, theatre was embedded within their democratic process.

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SCM Podcast Season 2

By WilliamG on 1 Nov 2023

Well it’s been a while, but season 2 of the SCM podcast launches today. Over the next 5 months episodes will be releasing every Wednesday. Join William Gibson, our Faith in Action project worker for theology and resources, as he explores the life, theology and legacy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. 

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Palestine Resource Pack

By WilliamG on 27 Oct 2023

To help equip our members to be well informed on the current situation in Palestine and Israel our Faith in Action project workers William and Phoebe have produced a resource pack. This includes recommended books, podcasts, videos and more. It also includes resources on tackling hate crime, antisemitism and islamophobia. We wanted to provide members with a variety of ways in which they could reflect upon and pray about all that is going on, and so we have included recommended artists, poetry, music and prayer resources for them to be able to do this.

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HOW TO BE A GOOD CHRISTIAN ALLY - A new resource for progressive Churches and communities.

By Lisa_M on 24 Oct 2023

While the national denominations and traditions continue to argue over their stance on the inclusion of LGBTQ+ people, the Student Christian Movement (SCM) and OneBodyOneFaith have joined together to publish a resource for churches who want to take a step further along the journey, and who want to grow not only as allies to LGBTQ+ people but also in their own faith too.

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Suella Braverman vs UN vs Christian Tradition

By PhoebeE on 5 Oct 2023

Remember your responsibilities as a citizen for the conduct of local, national, and international affairs. Do not shrink from the time and effort your involvement may demand.

-Quaker Advices and Queries 34

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