Faith in Action

Pure exhaustion: the Queer Christian Experience

16 May 2022

I can guarantee you that if we were to start a discussion on the theology of queerness, I could talk to you all day. My grandparents like to employ the phrase ‘she could talk for England’ very liberally in my presence...

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Leymah Gbowee (and the women of Liberia) – A Life Lived Through Faith in Action

16 May 2022

May 16th is the International Day of Living Together in Peace. It is a day in which we are encouraged to recognise efforts to promote peace, tolerance, inclusion, understanding and solidarity. As such, it is a great time to reflect on the incredible work of Liberian peace activists...

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer: The Martyr

11 May 2022

“The tyrant dies and his rule is over; the martyr dies and his rule begins” – Søren Kierkegaard (1).  

A martyr is someone who is executed because of their religious beliefs, i.e. their refusal to denounce or change their religion nor condone the contrary values...

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Bob Dylan - With God on Our Side

27 Apr 2022

The song: Bob Dylan - With God on Our Side (Official Audio) - YouTube

The song (The Neville Brothers’ cover featuring the replacement verse (3:13)): THE NEVILLE BROTHERS - WITH...

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Who Would Jesus Bomb? When Durham JAM Met CCND

25 Apr 2022

On Sunday 23rd January we were joined at JAM (Durham University’s Joint Anglican and Methodist Society) by Liddy from the Christian Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CCND). She delivered a workshop introducing us to CCND, covering the history of nuclear...

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In the Garden of Gethsemane

15 Apr 2022

In October 1971, a rock opera based on the Passions of Christ premiered on Broadway shortly before opening in the Westend. Inspired by a single line from Bob Dylan’s song With God on Our Side (1), which we’ll discuss in our next Everyday Theology blog, lyricist Tim Rice and composer...

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Modern Day Slavery – Understanding the Facts and How to Spot the Signs

30 Mar 2022

Last week, on the 25th March, the World marked the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. This day is designed to honour and remember those who suffered and died at the hands of the transatlantic slave trade system. However, it is also a...

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer: A Student's Perspective

28 Mar 2022

At first I was intrigued to hear that the workshop we had booked for our SCM group that week was going to be on the ‘ethics of killing’. Originally, we had advertised that there would be pizza, to try and attract more people, which now seemed to make some light-heartedness of the topic!? Perhaps...

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Archbishop Óscar Romero – A Life Lived Through Faith in Action

23 Mar 2022

Back in January, following the death of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, I wrote a blog exploring how he represented a brilliant example of someone who throughout their life constantly put...

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