Sowing Seeds: Another World is Possible

Submitted by SCM on Tue, 18/12/2012 - 13:27

This blog is part of a series commissioned on the theme of 'Seeds of Liberation', the title of SCM's 2013 conference. 'Another World is Possible' is written by Samuel Gibson, a PHD student at the University of Birmingham and a member of Birmingham Methodist Society.

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Tears, trains, trafficking and the start of a bumpy journey

Submitted by Hattie on Mon, 10/12/2012 - 23:54

Being constantly on the move can leave you feeling fragile...

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Being the Salt

Submitted by Jo on Fri, 23/11/2012 - 16:21

'You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer any good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot'.
Matthew 5: 13


Building a movement for change

Submitted by Hattie on Fri, 09/11/2012 - 13:20

In advance of speaking on a panel at Church Action on Poverty conference, I reflect on SCM as a movement and why that might be so important...

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Let us lead by example?

Submitted by Jo on Mon, 05/11/2012 - 17:35

Reflecting on the shortcomings of the asylum system and the example of hospitality our country sets to the rest of the world as I enter my third month working with asylum and refugee issues as one of the SCM Faith in Action interns.


Hattie and the Box: the stories behind the GIFT box.

Submitted by Hattie on Mon, 22/10/2012 - 23:17

To mark Anti-Slavery Day, I found myself standing in the centre of Birmingham with a giant blue box. This blog exposes some of the stories behind the box...

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer Day: What is this really costing me?

Submitted by Jo on Mon, 22/10/2012 - 12:23

Attending a day exploring the theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer has inspired my latest blog reflecting on my work with asylum seekers.


Human Trafficking: what's it all about?

Submitted by Hattie on Mon, 08/10/2012 - 17:33

Issues surrounding human trafficking are complicated! In this blog post, I'm trying to give a brief outline of what trafficking is and how it presents itself.

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The Journal as Worship

Submitted by Movement Magazine on Mon, 24/09/2012 - 12:32

Jay Clark is an SCM member, a Quaker and a journaller. They think visually at This article was originally published in Movement magazine issue 142.

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Creative Space / Sacred Space

Submitted by SCM on Mon, 17/09/2012 - 13:35

Richard Stott is a Methodist Minister, artist and art psychotherapist. He works in Sheffield for the Venture FX programme of the Methodist Church exploring new ways of being church centred on the creative arts. His blog can be found at This article first appeared in Movement magazine issue 142.

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