All blog posts in the 'Faith in Action' category

Snowflakes and White Poppies

Submitted by SCM on Fri, 10/11/2017 - 15:16

Symon Hill, Coordinator of the Peace Pledge Union, responds to criticism of the white poppy and the need for peace.

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The Poppy Question: An Anabaptist Response

Submitted by SCM on Thu, 09/11/2017 - 13:04

As I continue exploring discipleship, I am becoming convinced that the Anabaptist tradition has a lot to offer to those who want to follow Jesus. For this reason, as Remembrance Sunday approaches, I had an on-line chat with Cheryl and Michael Nimz from the Anabaptist Network UK to see what their perspective on poppies and pacifism would be.

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The Strength to Remain (A Blog for Black History Month)

Submitted by SCM on Wed, 25/10/2017 - 17:23

Bishop Dr. Delroy Hall writes in this Black History Month guest blog that black people still have much injustice to worry about in society, but despite everything, still find ways to thrive.

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Loving the earth means being good stewards of creation

Submitted by SCM on Wed, 25/10/2017 - 15:20

Ellen Lesser, MA student at Exeter University, writes about what loving the earth means for her.

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Jesus and Guns

Submitted by SCM on Mon, 16/10/2017 - 16:51

American Mennonite Pastor, Mike Nimz, writes about why he believes Jesus and guns should never be put together. 

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Combatting Militarism In Universities and Wider Society

Submitted by SCM on Mon, 09/10/2017 - 15:29

Ex-soldier and Peace Pledge Union employee, Wayne Sharrocks, tells of his own experiences of recruitment to the army as a child, and explains how to combat militarism in universities. This is the third blog in an SCM blog series for  Week of Prayer for World Peace.

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Too Much, Too Young? A Christian Response to the UK’s Recruitment of Child Soldiers

Submitted by SCM on Mon, 09/10/2017 - 12:32

SCM General Council member, Robin Hanford, says that it is not 'normal', acceptable or Christian for the UK armed forces to recruit children of 16 and 17. This is the second in a series of three SCM blogs for Week of Prayer for World Peace

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World War 2: The Child-Friendly Face of Chaos?

Submitted by SCM on Thu, 05/10/2017 - 16:32

Robin Fishwick, chaplain at Leeds University, explains in this blog for Week of Prayer for World Peace why he thinks the way WW2 is taught in the primary school curriculum is revisionist, one-sided and inappropriate for young children.

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Loving the earth means not only admiring its beauty but caring for it too

Submitted by SCM on Mon, 25/09/2017 - 10:35

'The heavens declare the glory of God, the skies proclaim the work of his hands': Caitlin Wakefield on Psalm 19, the wonder of creation, and what 'loving the earth' means for her.

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Who is my neighbour? Tackling child hunger in the UK

Submitted by SCM on Thu, 14/09/2017 - 17:17

Ruth Wilde on food poverty in the UK, what students are doing, and the bill in Parliament to end child hunger.

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