Faith in Action

Ethical Church Shopping

14 Sep 2022

When we go to a supermarket or shop, many brand names often call for our attention. Sometimes we choose a product because of price, or a deal. But more and more often people are making choices based on their values.

That might be a fairtrade banana, coffee, or bar of chocolate; it might...

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Reflecting on a year working at SCM

6 Sep 2022

After a year of working for SCM, today (5th September) is my final day with this incredible organisation, and as one of my final acts I wanted to write something that captured, at least in part, what a privilege it has been to be a small part of this amazing movement.

I came to SCM wary...

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Elizabeth Fry – A Life Lived Through Faith in Action

23 Aug 2022

Elizabeth Fry might be one of most recognisable faces of 1800s due to the years that her image spent gracing the £5 banknote, something I am not sure she’d be completely comfortable with given she was a ‘plain Friend’ and followed her Quaker religion very strictly - dressing plainly, avoiding a...

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On Small Resistances and Powerful Reconciliations

22 Aug 2022

With its history and efforts of reconciliation and remembrance, visiting Berlin is a humbling experience. It forces us to face our own smallness in the face of indescribable horror. The systematic structure of atrocities the city has witnessed left me overwhelmed and questioning how it could be...

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“You don’t need to feel sorry for me – but you DO need to accommodate me”: a provocation for Disability Pride Month

13 Jul 2022

Content note: brief references to bullying; non-clerical abuse; psychosis. 

I have heard voices since I was 5 years old, but the voices I heard from ages 5 - 20 were not psychosis: it’s just the way my brain operates. I had no issues attending church, for example; I’d go...

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Book Review: While the Earth Sleeps We Travel

21 Jun 2022

Young refugees reclaiming their narratives and discovering the power of storytelling in a moving collection of poetry, stories and art. 

The book While the Earth Sleeps We Travel by Ahmed M. Badr, guides the reader through the stories of 27 young refugees. The...

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Refugee Week: What is it, why do we celebrate it and why is it so important – especially this year?

20 Jun 2022

Founded in 1998, Refugee Week is a week-long UK-wide festival in June (20th-26th June this year) that celebrates the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and people seeking asylum in the UK. For as long as I have been involved in social action and campaigning, I’ve always loved...

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