Faith in Action

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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The GRA Reform: What is it and Why Does it Matter?

16 Oct 2018

You might have heard the phrases “GRA consultation” or “Gender recognition act” thrown about lately. Here’s what it's all about and why it's important to trans and non-binary people.

The GRA is the Gender Recognition Act 2004. It’s a piece of legislation that allows transgender people to...

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Pebbles and Pronouns

5 Oct 2018

I recently led a workshop about the complexity of language, about how we ‘Name’ one another and what political implications this might have.

As an icebreaker, I asked each participant to choose an object from a box. This box was full of random objects; sticks, stones, pieces of pot and a...

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Compassion Fatigue and the Cost of Discipleship

4 Oct 2018

I came across the concept of compassion fatigue through this article by Elisa Gabbert in the Guardian. She asked whether, in an era of 24 hour news updates and daily political...

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Reflections for the International Day of Peace

1 Oct 2018
September 21st was the International Day of Peace. It was also the day we mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948 and translated since that time into over 500 languages, the declaration remains one...
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Beginnings and Endings

26 Sep 2018

This time of year always feels like a time for fresh starts. The weather is becoming colder and the air crisper, holidays are over and it’s time to get back to the everyday routine of life. It’s time for a new academic year; new notebooks, new pens, and a new intention to study hard and create...

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How Christian Witness Changed a Poppy Policy

5 Sep 2018

As an international student in the UK I tried to blend in as much as I could. Part of this meant popping my coin in the tin around the beginning of November and wearing my Red Poppy as everybody else does. The Red Poppy cause is about helping veterans and I know how difficult life can be for...

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Preparing for the Interruptions

9 Aug 2018

‘In failing to prepare you are preparing to fail’ – anyone else having awful flashbacks to school exams on reading this phrase? For me it brings up the vague sick feeling that accompanies revision timetables, flashcards, and piles of textbooks in the library while the sun shines outside.

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