Faith in Action

Broader, bigger and more participatory democracy

14 Oct 2015

I’ll tell you a secret. I don’t believe in democracy.

What I mean is that I don’t believe in the type of narrowly-defined democracy that exists in this country and that we ‘export’ around the world: I don’t believe in representative democracy. It’s better than some other options obviously...

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SCM at the 'Stop DSEI' Day of Action

23 Sep 2015

On Saturday 12th September, a small group of SCMers joined activists and Christians in a day of action against the Defense and Security Equipment International exhibition (DSEI) at the Excel Centre in London. The event followed a week of action leading up to the day, including a 'No Faith In War...

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Being a Place of Welcome

10 Sep 2015

‘The tiny victim of a human catastrophe’ said the front page of the Daily Mail last week, with a picture of the drowned Syrian boy Aylan Kurdi being carried out of the sea by a Turkish policeman. This headline came from the same paper that had for weeks been railing against incoming ‘migrants...

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Putting Faith into Action

17 Aug 2015

Some people may well think that being a Christian just means professing a faith in Jesus, but Jesus clearly said 'Follow me'. Sometimes, that means literally dropping everything like those first disciples, and doing what we feel called by God to do. It can feel risky, but often exciting, and God...

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Voting Isn't the Be-All and End-All of Politics

9 Apr 2015
Royal Holloway University, my alma mater, has been running a social media campaign, #votebecause, in which students share the reasons why they are voting in the General Election next month. The results of the campaign...
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Dietrich Bonhoeffer Day: What is this really costing me?

22 Oct 2012

This weekend several of us from SCM went to Project Bonhoeffer's Conference where we spent the day exploring and discussing the ideas of German theologian and Nazi resistor Dietrich Bonhoeffer. It is Project Bonhoeffer that works with SCM on the...

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