All blog posts in the 'Faith in Action' category

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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Running to do good: a new approach to voluntary action

Submitted by SCM on Wed, 09/08/2017 - 10:00

Runner and charity volunteer Morwenna Kearns shares her thoughts on a growing fitness movement: GoodGym.

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Seven Priests Walk Into A Bar...

Submitted by SCM on Thu, 03/08/2017 - 10:33

Seven Priests walk into a bar... Liam Williams reflects on how we witness by what we wear. 

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Caring for our Common Home and Sharing in our Common Joys

Submitted by Ruth on Mon, 24/07/2017 - 15:02

Ellie Wilde reflects on her experience of the National Justice and Peace Network conference in Swanwick. The call to live simply and sustainably in the Pope's encyclical 'Laudato Si' resonates strongly with her own Quaker tradition's 'Simplicity Testimony'.

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Three Reasons Why Christians Must Reject the Idea that the UK is a ‘Christian Country’

Submitted by SCM on Mon, 26/06/2017 - 15:55

Some politicians believe that the UK is a 'Christian country'. Ruth Wilde, Faith in Action Project Worker, believes it's important for Christians to reject that idea.

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The Liberal and the Martyr

Submitted by SCM on Thu, 22/06/2017 - 12:26

Jonathan Murden, a student at Durham University, writes a personal reflection on Tim Farron's resignation.

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More in Common

Submitted by SCM on Thu, 22/06/2017 - 10:18

SCM Groups Worker, Lizzie Gawen, tells us about her experience of a 'Great Get Together' event in Birmingham and other inter-faith and community-building work she's been doing.

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