Faith in Action

A reflection on International Conscientious Objector Day

22 May 2017

May 15th is celebrated by many peace organisations as the International Conscientious Objector Day, a celebration which we should use as a starting point to reflect on the depths of Christian tradition and history when it comes to political theology, and the issues of war and...

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An International Ban on Nuclear Weapons?

15 May 2017

Nuclear weapons are criminal

Nuclear weapons have only been deployed in warfare twice- both times by the US on Japan at the end of the Second World War. Hundreds of thousands of people were killed almost immediately, and many more have died since from radiation and cancer related...

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GE 2017: Two SCM Members Put Forward Their Political Viewpoints

9 May 2017

Who is my neighbour? – Adam Spiers

In their pastoral letter released prior to the 2015 general election, the Church of England’s bishops attempt to offer guidance to Anglicans as they prepare to vote.  ‘...

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How my Faith Changed at University: Learning and Growing

4 May 2017

Before I came to the University of Exeter, I was terrified of being a Christian at university. I had heard horror stories about university being a festering pool of Godlessness! Within weeks of my first term, I found that to be woefully inaccurate: I suffered no persecution for my faith even...

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How My Faith Changed at University: Finding a Community of Faith and Action

4 May 2017

Before I started University I didn’t have any Christian friends. I was the youngest in my church by about 20 years- the youth groups had died out long before I got there. Although I never doubted my faith, by the time I finished school I was finding more use from my daily Bible readings than...

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Teach Peace Campaign: Essex Progressive Christians

4 May 2017

This year our society has been studying how to read the Bible, and especially how important it is to read it in light of our loving, non-violent Jesus. It was only natural that we would focus our campaigning on teaching peace as well. Faith requires action as well as words.

So, we asked...

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How my Faith Changed at University: Encountering the Love of God

25 Apr 2017

Living in the UK has been a completely new experience for me compared to back home in South Korea. I was brought up in a Christian family which means I went to church every week because I was told to. Without truly knowing why I was going to church, I started playing the piano in band and also...

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How my Faith Changed at University: Ecumenism and Diversity

19 Apr 2017

By Gemma King

Before starting university I was active in my local church, I was still a member of the youth group and had joined the church band the previous year.  I had little experience of other churches and ways of worshiping even within my own denomination. All this was to...

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No-one left behind, everyone respected : A reflection on Brexit

3 Apr 2017

 

I’ve recently been encouraging SCM students and members to try their hand at ‘Faith Reflection’. This is another name for Theological Reflection, which is a way of reflecting deeply on the world and our...

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Malvern Science and Faith Weekend, and the Politics of Hope

28 Mar 2017

By SCM member Julian Wood

The Malvern Science and Faith Weekend is an annual weekend (always the first weekend in March) set up and organised by Andrew Webb and others. It is intended to be a forum for people to learn and think about the twin elements of science and faith, and...

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