The Challenge of Imago Dei in Human Rights

28 Nov 2023

            In the last blog we discussed the connection between the theological concept of Imago Dei and human rights theory with reference to the work of I Sil Yoon. We considered the ways in which the Imago Dei can be used to promote Christian action to further human rights and its connection...

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Imago Dei and Human Rights

28 Nov 2023

“So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them”. Genesis 1:27

Whatever your background, you will have most likely come across these words from the opening chapter of the Bible at some point. The concept of humanity being the Imago Dei...

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SCM Podcast Season 2

1 Nov 2023

Well it’s been a while, but season 2 of the SCM podcast launches today. Over the next 5 months episodes will be releasing every Wednesday. Join William Gibson, our Faith in Action project worker for theology and resources, as he explores the life, theology and legacy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. ...

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Mourning Rosebank

27 Sep 2023

"This is my Father's world

May we tend her gentle life

Her seas are filled with the oil we spilled

Her skies growing warm in their plight

This is our Father's world

He has fashioned us a home

And lest our crib become our grave

This world is not...

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Attending XR's The Big One

29 May 2023

When Extinction Rebellion (XR) announced on social media that they were aiming to get 100,000 people outside Parliament to put pressure on the UK government to ACT on climate change, I knew I had to be there. The climate crisis is such a dominating and complex issue that it is easy to...

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Earth is a mess, y'all: Putting Faith Into Action Isn’t Always Easy

13 Jan 2022

There is a brilliant scene in Season Three, episode 11, of the Netflix show ‘The Good Place’ in which the characters discuss the difficulty of...

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Holy Activism, Batman! Top Tips for Taking Direct Action

10 Jul 2019

I’ve been fortunate to have been involved with many forms of direct action over the years, some with people of faith, but more often with people who simply share a conviction that ‘another world’ is only possible if we use every tool...

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Not Just Ramps and Disabled Toilets: A Movement Towards the Jesus Model of Disability

3 Jul 2019

One winter’s evening almost six years ago now I found myself involved in a conversation via Facebook with a bunch of people that I did not know. It began with a thread bemoaning the lack of good Christian literature on the subject of faith and disability. This conversation carried on for several...

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A Liturgical Perspective on Climate Change

26 Jun 2019

With the news we’re hearing about climate change at the moment, it’s quite easy to feel hopeless about the situation, and not without good reason: unless sharp reductions in emissions are made within the next few decades, we face the very real possibility that the consequences of climate change...

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Doing Enough? Activism and Protest as a Person of Colour

25 Jun 2019

I remember feeling two emotions when I attended a University of Birmingham student-led Black Lives Matter (BLM) protest a few years ago: pride and guilt. I felt proud standing in solidarity with my British peers, knowing the fight against white supremacy was a worthy cause whether in the United...

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