All blog posts in the 'Reflections' category

Only do the things you can worry about (my Amazon-free Christmas)

Submitted by Victoria on Tue, 31/12/2013 - 12:57

I have one of those complicated families which has inconsiderately spread itself across the breadth of the United Kingdom. As well as making it difficult to see one another, this wreaks logistical havoc on present-buying occasions, such as birthdays and – most of all – Christmas. As such, most of my relatives and friends have, at least once, received a gift via that most ubiquitous of middle men, Amazon. Sometimes I have even asked dear old Mr A to wrap the gift for me.

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Peace, Power and Protest: Peace from Within

Submitted by SCM on Mon, 23/12/2013 - 17:34

Susan Clarkson from the Catholic Worker Community contributes her thoughts to our Peace, Power and Protest blog series, reflecting on finding peace within ourselves.

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Peace, Power and Protest: Christ's Message of Peace

Submitted by SCM on Mon, 16/12/2013 - 12:37

Harmon Gattis from the Darvell Community contributes his thoughts to our Peace, Power and Protest blog series, touching on the theme of protest and the recent death of Nelson Mandela.  

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Melilla, global poverty and the student life

Submitted by Lizzie_G on Fri, 06/12/2013 - 14:21

International Development Studies student Lauren Stevens shares her musings on her year teaching abroad and her dreams for a better world. 

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Finding peace in a busy world

Submitted by Yannick on Fri, 27/09/2013 - 15:17

Finding peace in a busy world

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Still Small Voice Prayer Trail (Part 2)

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 17/03/2011 - 15:51

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Part 2 of the resources used in the Prayer Trail at SCM's conference.....

Beauty of the broken glass 

Set up: some glass beads scattered on the floor

A Jesuit Community Volunteer once said that living out his spirituality in the inner city meant that the challenge to find God in all things included the beauty of the broken glass.

If you mean to take that challenge seriously - to find beauty and God in what is broken - then take a bead from the ground and keep it somewhere to remind you of that challenge.

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