All blog posts in the 'Political' category

A Christian Perspective on the General Election

Submitted by SCM on Wed, 24/05/2017 - 12:35

What’s at stake in the General Election? SCM member James Blackhall gives his take as a Christian and political activist.

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Faith, Politics and Hope: What I Learned From The Launch of JPIT Yorkshire

Submitted by SCM on Mon, 13/03/2017 - 11:31

SCM Leeds member Nathan Olsen on the launch of JPIT Yorkshire and why it’s important to retain hope and a sense of mission when it comes to politics.

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The Summer I Met Martin Luther King Jr.

Submitted by Ellis on Mon, 16/01/2017 - 11:25

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, commemorating the birthday of Dr King, who was born on 15 January 1929. We chat with former SCM member Revd Ian Whyte, who in 1964 had a surprise meeting with Dr King.

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A Light in the Darkness

Submitted by SCM on Thu, 10/11/2016 - 12:04

This is a transcript of a reflection on Daniel 5:13-30, given at Glasgow University Memorial Chapel, on the morning of 9 November 2016. Written by Lizy Newswanger.

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Saints and Politics: What Could Theresa May Learn from St Teresa of Avila?

Submitted by SCM on Wed, 17/08/2016 - 12:40

The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, shares a lot in common with a namesake saint: St Teresa of Avila. So much so, that we asked SCM member Shanika Ranasinghe to investigate the comparison a little further.

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After Brexit, a Light at the end of the Tunnel

Submitted by SCM on Wed, 13/07/2016 - 10:22

Canon Margaret Swinson reflects on the church’s response to the Brexit vote, and how resolutions passed by both the Church of England and Methodist Church have been reflected in the solidarity and generosity of people standing alongside those suffering from racism and xenophobia.

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Seeking the Common Good After Brexit

Submitted by SCM on Wed, 29/06/2016 - 10:24

Revd Chris Howson reflects on how we can respond to the Brexit vote, moving from grief and blame to daily prayer, seeking the kingdom, and working for the good of everyone.

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Prayer and Politics

Submitted by Jacque on Fri, 01/05/2015 - 09:39

Prayer is a part of Christian life, one of the basic fundamentals to living as a Christian, a space to tackle difficult questions. I believe that there are two main aspects to prayer, there's the “traditional” prayer, communication with God, and the “action” prayer, the living out your prayer. To me, this doesn't seem radical; it's an obvious application of logic. It's like two sides of the same coin.

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The Modern Welfare State: Temple’s Challenge for the Church

Submitted by SCM on Tue, 26/08/2014 - 16:55

Its time for the church to reclaim William Temples vision for a welfare state defined by Christian values of justice and love. This is a guest post by Dr Simon Duffy, Director of The Centre for Welfare Reform and policy advisor to the Campaign for a Fair Society. It was originally published on the William Temple Foundation blog (

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