All blog posts in the 'Faith in Action' category

Deserving Luck

Submitted by Jacque on Thu, 27/11/2014 - 14:18

I find the balance between people saying 'you deserved that' and 'you're so lucky' a difficult one. Recognising that someone has worked hard for their achievements combined with acknowledging that actually they were in a position to be able to achieve in the first place, can be hard to justify. I worked hard for my degree, but I grew up with access to free education, had a supportive family, it was financially viable for me to go and I didn't generally have major health concerns.

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On Advent

Submitted by Stephen on Mon, 24/11/2014 - 16:10

'Tis the season of Advent! Within the hidden cells of the Advent calendar, Faith In Action Intern Stephen finds a deeper meaning to the Christmas narrative.

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The way we use language

Submitted by Jacque on Tue, 11/11/2014 - 14:37

Whilst on placement at Mind my primary project is the 'Wellbeing Workshops', and I also spend time building relationships with service users, seeing other groups and now I'm settled I'll be spending time visiting other mental health services in the area. As part of the process of reflecting on my work at Mind I have regular meetings with a support person to help me reflect theologically on my experiences. In this week’s blog I would like to recount one aspect of a recent conversation I had with him, where we discussed the language used when talking about mental health issues.

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Tweet Others As You Would Like To Be Tweeted

Submitted by Stephen on Thu, 30/10/2014 - 13:57

The use of social media continues to sky-rocket, while cracks in the framework of society grow. Can the answer be found in social media itself, or do we have a part to play? Faith In Action Intern Stephen investigates.

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Submitted by Jacque on Wed, 22/10/2014 - 11:26

How could we improve the welcome we offer - individually and collectively? Faith in Action intern Jacque shares her experience and offers some advice.

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Submitted by Stephen on Tue, 21/10/2014 - 23:18

As Russell Brand's new book Revolution hits shelves this week, Stephen considers what it might really take to see a major change in society.

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To be consoled

Submitted by Jacque on Thu, 09/10/2014 - 16:24

On Mental Health Day 2014, Jacque reflects on how the church could change to support people suffering from mental health problems.

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Forage against the Machine

Submitted by Stephen on Thu, 02/10/2014 - 15:22

Stephen, one of our Faith in Action interns, explores how foraging for food can help relieve pressure on the food retail industry, even in the inner-city.

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How (Bonhoeffer)

Submitted by Jacque on Thu, 02/10/2014 - 12:08

Prayer and action go hand in hand - Faith in Action intern Jacque reflects on Bonhoeffer's thoughts about how we can make a difference.

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Bucket list

Submitted by Jacque on Thu, 25/09/2014 - 11:39

A few months ago I started writing a bucket list. It’s an ongoing task, and I’ve been surprised how much of an impact it’s made on me already. Silly things I want to do at some point, have suddenly jumped the life priority queue, because if I don’t start now, when will I? 'I’d love to learn German someday' turned into an app downloaded (Duolingo if you’re interested) and spending a few minutes a day learning.

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