Faith in Action

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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Race, Equality and Universities: What’s our responsibility? An Invitation to Respond to the Race Equality Charter

30 Oct 2018

The University and College Union (UCU) recently released a report written by Professor Kalwant Bhopal and Clare Pitkin from the University of Birmingham examining the attempts of higher education institutions to engage with the Race Equality Charter (REC). Through the work of the Equality...

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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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It’s Never “Just” War

16 Oct 2018

Look! Christ in khaki, out in France thrusting his bayonet … No! No! That picture is an impossible one, and we all know it.

–  Alfred Salter

I am a reluctant pacifist: I like uniforms, reading about War War One, and look forward to the day when...

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