Faith in Action

The New Normal?

22 Apr 2020

In my last blog, I talked about priorities. That was posted at the start of the Coronavirus outbreak in the UK, and I mentioned that people were waking up to the pitfalls of capitalism and how unequal our society has become. Since then the effects of the virus have become more apparent, and it...

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When Doing Nothing is the Right Thing To Do

7 Apr 2020

SCMers are a very involved bunch. When they see injustice, they act. When people are in pain, they alleviate. When crisis looms, they face it.

But a virus is not like the other forms of social injustice we have faced at SCM. We cannot protest a virus - we cannot march or hold vigils....

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Renewed and Rebellious: What I Learned from JPIT’s 2020 Conference

26 Mar 2020

On Saturday 7th March, I went to JPIT’s national conference in Derby. The conference’s title, “Renewal and Rebellion: Faith, Economy and Climate” could not have been more relevant to the issues we are currently facing as a community, country and world. So, I expected good things. It’s fair to...

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Small is Beautiful: Reconsidering Economics

26 Mar 2020

Economics is a political conversation-stopper. Whenever someone suggests something radical like eradicating homelessness, improving our education system, or properly funding our NHS, we are reminded that there is no magic money tree and that’s the end of that. If something isn’t economically...

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He Knows My Name

17 Mar 2020

I often look back at the first time I walked into the SCM meeting at Lancaster University, and I remember thinking, “Gosh, students actually do that?!”.

Let me explain.

I come from a country that does not encourage its youth to be involved in anything overly political, to protest,...

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Loving the Earth

18 Feb 2020

I recently attended Love the Earth, a climate change focused event in Edinburgh. There was only a small group of us, but that made discussion easier. The first session was led by Liz Marsh, looking at ecology in liturgy. It was interesting reading liturgy written specifically about climate...

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Resolutions for a Better World

19 Dec 2019

The end of this year has felt pretty rough. I don’t know what further excitement awaits between now and 2020, but today as I’m writing Boris Johnson has been sharing his new plans for the country, we’ve heard the promise this morning that Brexit will be done by the end of January, Trump is...

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So Let's Speak

17 Dec 2019

The 1910 World Missionary Conference is often mistakenly pinpointed as the beginning of the ecumenical movement. Despite the fact that the conference wasn’t particularly denominationally representative itself, the gathering did inspire an influx of ecumenical energy and initative, facilitated...

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Faith and the General Election (Revisited)

10 Dec 2019

Voting in the Kingdom of God

I love Britain. I think it’s a wonderful country to live in, and I’m grateful to say that this beautiful island is my home.  However, when I look around, I can scarcely claim that it looks like the Kingdom of God.  For a start, it’s fantastically unequal.  ...

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Low Carbon Christmas

6 Dec 2019

The climate crisis feels to be constantly in the headlines and in many of our minds at the moment, as we struggle to find signs of hope in what looks to be a very frightening future. Leeds Methodist Mission and Leeds Church Institute wanted to create some space for people to learn, share and...

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