Faith in Action

Peacemakers: No Military Solutions to Spiritual Problems

22 Sep 2021

In theory I know a lot about the arms trade and I know a lot about what weapons in the wrong hands can do. I have spent nearly four-years exploring this as part of my PhD, which looks at how and why children have engaged in maritime piracy within Somalia. One of my research participants even...

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Peacemakers: Standing in Silence

21 Sep 2021

.. We stood in silence, amid the candle light, disregarding the evening breeze, in order to protest the trade of deadly weaponry in the country’s capital city. There are 53 countries considered by Freedom House to be ruled without liberty. The UK has knowingly and willingly sold arms to 39 of...

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In Favour of 'Global Majority'

11 Dec 2020

Being from the United States of America, I hadn't heard of the term BAME before I came to the UK. BAME stands for Black, Asian and minority ethnic. I was told that this is was a term which defined me; a term to help identify my experiences for other people. BAME is a term that was designed to...

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Anxious about the Climate Emergency?

4 Aug 2020

I’ve lived with anxiety since I was about 10 years old. So you might wonder why I’ve chosen to spend the past six years as the Director of Hope for the Future, working on one of the most threatening issues the human species has ever faced. Well, like a lot...

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Should I Stay or Should I Go? Activism in Exile

30 Jul 2020

Over the last few months, we have been living in “lockdown”. It has been necessary for us to stay inside as much as possible, for our own health and the health of others. For many, this experience has provided opportunities for reflection, as well as time to simply escape from the world. This...

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When Will Black Lives Matter?

8 Jun 2020

As a Black British woman, it has taken some time to gather my thoughts around the latest in a long list of (publicly known) murders of black people at the hands of American law enforcers; that being the murder of George Floyd, 46. This has come so soon after the murders of Breonna Taylor, 26,...

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It's Time To Listen

8 Jun 2020

This is a time for people who are not black to listen to those who are. Deanna asked some of her friends and family in the black community what they had to say about recent events:

“Speak out and act when you see injustice. Don’t judge people based on their appearance. Treat...

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Anti-Racism Resources

8 Jun 2020

"It's really important if you care about these issues and care about ending racism in our society then you familiarise yourself with the ways in which race has shaped our society." - Reni Eddo-Lodge

We all need to be committed to learning, praying, self-...
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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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