All blog posts in the 'Faith in Action' category

Foodcycle Interview

Submitted by Stephen on Fri, 17/04/2015 - 15:00

Check out Stephen's recent visit to his local Foodcycle Hub, where they are using surplus food to reach the physical and social needs of their neighbours.

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Well, duh!

Submitted by Jacque on Wed, 15/04/2015 - 11:11

Jacque reflects on the links between practising spirituality and mental health.

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Save The Date Cafe Interview

Submitted by Stephen on Tue, 14/04/2015 - 15:00

Faith In Action Intern Stephen invites you to visit a local cafe that's doing something very special with surplus food.

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Voting Isn't the Be-All and End-All of Politics

Submitted by Stephen on Thu, 09/04/2015 - 15:36

You have 28 days until you get to vote in the General Election. But political engagement can, and should be, part of our day to day lives. Stephen, Faith in Action intern, considers how we vote in day to day life.

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What's For Breakfast?

Submitted by Stephen on Mon, 16/03/2015 - 08:00

Today’s blogpost is a challenge for us all.
Take a long, hard look at your breakfast this morning.
What are you eating? Where has it come from? Whose hands has it gone through? How long is the chain between farm and fork, between soil and spoon? 
This is what I’m having for breakfast this morning:

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The Food Waste Fight Heads North

Submitted by Stephen on Mon, 09/03/2015 - 10:00

Royal Holloway's Food Recycling Scheme has set a precedent, and other universities are starting to follow...

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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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