Faith in Action

Making that Switch

9 Feb 2024

Today I ended a nine year relationship. It was one I entered into because it was convenient. I didn’t know any better, and then after a while it was comfortable and harder to get out of. This was my relationship with my bank; Barclays. However, today I switched. To an ethical, greener bank with...

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Street Art, Graffiti and Protest

2 Feb 2024

Some of you may have seen that in December a new artwork by the infamous Banksy was left in Peckham, London, before being stolen not long after. It hit the news and inspired this month’s Creative Protest blog: Graffiti and Street Art.  


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Acting for Justice Through Our Choice of Bank

19 Jan 2024

By Rosie Venner, JustMoney Movement Programme Manager

Ethical banking wasn’t on my radar when I started university back in the early 2000s. I’m slightly ashamed to say that when I needed to open a current account, I simply opted for the bank that gave me a free overdraft...

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Bonhoeffer and Human Rights

16 Jan 2024

When we consider the place of Christian faith and human rights, one person of particular relevance is Dietrich Bonhoeffer. For those of you who don’t know who Bonhoeffer was, he was a pastor and theologian who was part of the Confessing Church in Nazi Germany and who eventually became involved...

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19 Dec 2023

It’s January! Do you know what that means? It's time to do something with all those old gift tags, scraps of wrapping paper, cardboard boxes and other festive debris that is lying around. And there is no better use for it than for social justice! This month’s creative protest blog focuses on ‘...

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Scrap book style image; reading 'Origami and Protest' A monthly blog series on new, creative ways to protest. hly

Origami and Protest

5 Dec 2023

To mark Human Rights Day this month we are releasing two creative protest blogs. This week we are focussing on origami and how it can be used in...

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Puppets and Protest

1 Dec 2023

If you read our last blog, you will have got a teaser for this month’s contribution to creative protest. This month we are looking at puppets! Perhaps, this could be considered an off-shoot of theatre and protest, but I thought it deserved its own stage (pardon the pun).

My journey of...

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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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Theatre as Protest

3 Nov 2023

In this month’s Creative Protest blog we will be exploring theatre as a form of protest. For years theatre has been a medium by which actors and audiences can explore political messages. Even if we go as far back as Shakespeare’s ‘King Lear’ in 1605, the use of fictional characters allowed the...

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