Politics

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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Palestine Resource Pack

27 Oct 2023

To help equip our members to be well informed on the current situation in Palestine and Israel our Faith in Action project workers William and Phoebe have produced a resource pack. This includes recommended books, podcasts, videos and more. It also includes resources on tackling hate crime,...

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Suella Braverman vs UN vs Christian Tradition

5 Oct 2023

Remember your responsibilities as a citizen for the conduct of local, national, and international affairs. Do not shrink from the time and effort your involvement may demand.

-Quaker Advices and Queries 34

Suella Braverman has added to her rhetoric...

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Does faith belong in politics? What we can learn from Kate Forbes' campaign

23 Feb 2023

The question of what role faith has in 21st century politics has come to the fore in the last few days as the socially conservative Kate Forbes launched her campaign to become the First Minister of Scotland. Kate belongs to the Free Church of Scotland, a denomination which opposes abortion...

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More in Common? Culture wars, Populism and the Prime Minister

23 May 2022

In her maiden speech to Parliament, the Labour MP for Batley and Spen Jo Cox said, “we are far more...

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Let Justice Run Down Like Water

2 Nov 2020

In 2008 I had just finished high school, and I was off to a Christian college in downtown Chicago to learn about Christian Ministry. I hoped to partner with the Holy Spirit to see lives transformed and communities impacted by the gospel; after all I only made to university because of the help...

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America's Last Chance? A Reflection on the 2020 Election

27 Oct 2020

Growing up, I was fascinated by my American heritage. Proud to say that I wasn’t just British, I was constantly researching Washington State (where my father is from) and thinking about what it would be like to live there. I’ve twice had the privilege to visit my family there and some of my...

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Why Christians Should Be Involved In Politics

30 Oct 2018

As Christians we have a duty to try and build God’s kingdom here on earth, whether it be by acting differently to our peers, providing for those less fortunate, or random acts of kindness. One expression of this is by actively getting involved in politics. What I learned by working with Local...

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Building God’s Kingdom in Post-Election Britain – Part Two

19 Jun 2017

Listening to Voices from the Margins

“There is really no such thing as the ‘voiceless’. There are only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard.” (Arundhati Roy)

As soon as the General Election was announced, Church Action on Poverty knew...

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