Faith in Action

We Could Not, So Help Us God, Do Otherwise

23 Apr 2019

When he stood trial with his co-conspirators for burning draft cards with homemade napalm, thus preventing the drafting of many young men into the Vietnam war and making a mockery of the liberal imperative that property damage is always bad, the American Catholic priest Father Daniel Berrigan...

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The Time Is Now

17 Apr 2019
The time is now:
we have extraordinary social power, if only we are willing to use it.

‘The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it; the world, and those who live in it’.

(Psalm 24:1)

Business as...

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Easter Journeys

11 Apr 2019

Lent is one of my favourite times of year. I’ve used it to challenge myself for a long time now, often with impacts that last; five years ago I gave up meat for Lent and I’m still a vegetarian now! I love the notion of the journey towards Easter, and lent is a great time to try and get away and ...

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Slow and Steady

4 Apr 2019

One of my new year’s resolutions in 2019 was to slow down.

In a world of fast-paced environments where efficiency and instant results are extolled, slowing down can seem counter-cultural and counter-intuitive. If you have too much to do, doesn't it make more sense to just do it faster? If...

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I Cannot Do This Alone

26 Feb 2019

When you think about political resistance, what comes to mind? For me I think of the ‘RESIST’ poster that was hung from a crane behind the White House after Trump’s election, and the marches and protests that went on around the country in response. I think of Bonhoeffer and the plot against...

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Refreshing Commitments: Faith

29 Jan 2019

As a student I would spend much of the Christmas holidays with family.  A major consideration in deciding when to head back to uni was making sure I managed to attend a "Covenant Service" somewhere, whilst still getting back for the start of term! 

The Covenant Service is used once a year...

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Refreshing Commitments: Connecting Through Sport

24 Jan 2019

Refreshing Commitments: Connecting Through Sport

How do you feel about the relationship between sport and faith? Personally, I’ve always been sports mad whether it’s playing it or watching it. Others hold the opinion that sport is full of overpaid prima donnas, supported by a bunch of...

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Refreshing Commitments: Loving the Earth

15 Jan 2019

I have mixed feelings about New Year’s Resolutions. There’s been a lot of backlash against the whole ‘New Year, New Me’ mentality, and understandably so. The whole concept can be attached to a lot of guilt and it can be pretty unhealthy. That being said, I love using this time of year as a fresh...

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Sharing the Burden

29 Nov 2018

I went to the Project Bonhoeffer conference in Leeds as part of SCM's Interrupted by God event. One of the really great things about the conference was the huge mix of ages and experience, from the group of SCM students from around the country, to other visitors, some from Leeds, and some from...

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Emma's Diary: Faith in Action Update

8 Nov 2018

Faith in Political Action Today - Bonhoeffer Day 2018

What is the purpose of the church? This is a question I often find myself wondering. We are faced with a decline in attendance, and it often feels like the church is ever more distant from wider society, and represents...

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