All blog posts in the 'Faith in Action' category

The Reason for the Season

Submitted by Jacque on Mon, 23/02/2015 - 14:54

I recently asked someone if they were planning on giving something up or taking something on for Lent. They seemed slightly taken aback and pointed out that they weren't "religious" and as such, obviously (in their opinion) they wouldn't be doing anything for Lent. Which in turn took me aback; I had school friends that weren't religious and often did something for Lent, and as a student I knew people who used Lent as a chance to try something new, or make a lifestyle change with a ‘get out’ clause if they didn't like it, like another shot at New Year resolutions almost.

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The Latest Hit on Broadway Market

Submitted by Stephen on Fri, 06/02/2015 - 10:11

Across the nation, markets throw away food that they haven't sold to customers. Is there a way to see that food reaches those who need it? Faith in Action Intern Stephen shares his recent experience at Broadway Market, Hackney.

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Take Five

Submitted by Jacque on Thu, 05/02/2015 - 12:55

Time to Change have launched a nationwide initiative today called 'Time to Talk'. On this Thursday 5th February, they're asking everyone to take five minutes to have a conversation with someone about mental health. You can find out more about the project and get a resource pack on the Time to Change website.

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Musings from a day in Manchester

Submitted by Jacque on Thu, 29/01/2015 - 15:16

Jacque reflects on a day spent visiting three mental health services in Manchester.

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Idealism Vs Realism

Submitted by Stephen on Wed, 28/01/2015 - 12:40

Idealism and realism propose slightly different methods of social transformation. Which do you think is better? And, more importantly, which do you think is more Christ-like?

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It's All About 'We'

Submitted by Stephen on Fri, 23/01/2015 - 11:59

The gospel of Jesus is a wonderful message of hope and transformation, not only for persons, but for people. Faith in Action Intern Stephen emphasises the 'familiar gospel'.

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'Class A' Cool

Submitted by Stephen on Thu, 08/01/2015 - 10:48

East London is like Schrödinger’s marmite. I love it and hate it at the same time.

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From Sty To Stomach

Submitted by Stephen on Tue, 02/12/2014 - 11:19

In a quest to learn how food production can be more transparent and sustainable, Stephen gets acquainted with some porky friends. * This blog contains an image of animal butchery.

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On Simplicity and Christmas

Submitted by Jacque on Tue, 02/12/2014 - 09:49

Sunday was the first day of Advent. A time to wind down the year, celebrate the birth of our saviour, and join together in our communities; churches offering advent courses, visiting families and catching up with friends. This morning I had a notification on Facebook about an Advent seminar from Newman Research Centre for the Bible and its Reception, run by Richard Goode who has spoken at SCM Summer School recently (more details here if you're interested).

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The Experience Machine (Please Use Responsibly)

Submitted by Stephen on Sun, 30/11/2014 - 14:50

Is the fundamental goal of humanity to be happy? What if a machine could fulfil that goal for you? Stephen discusses the utilitarian pursuit of happiness. Spoiler Alert: if you haven't seen The Matrix yet, watch it. Now.

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