Faith in Action

Who Brings About Change?

6 Feb 2017

On 27 January I was lucky enough to participate in a meeting organised by Ruth Wilde from SCM for students from both the Methodist and Catholic societies to meet with Gisela Stuart MP to discuss the issue of food poverty.

It was initially a rather surreal experience to directly discuss...

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What on earth is going on in the US and what can we do?

1 Feb 2017

“When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross” 

The above quote rings very true, especially now that Trump and his far-right cronies have taken over government. It is attributed to US novelist Sinclair Lewis, and captures the essence of his dystopian...

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How nonviolent communication can build community

1 Feb 2017

In a blog before Christmas, I touched briefly on the importance of using ‘nonviolent communication’ (NVC) and not shouting...

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The European Inter-Faith Youth Network: Striving Towards a United Planet

18 Jan 2017

There is enough strife in the world today and, despite all the good intentions and efforts around the world to bring about unity, religion remains one of the dividing lines that creates continued violence and sadness around the globe. Ensuring peace and stability remains a continued challenge...

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Dealing with Depression at Christmas

20 Dec 2016

It is slightly farcical that I should be writing for SCM at all. I dropped out of university. At the time of dropping out I did not want anything to do with academia ever again. For a brief period, I flirted with the idea of going back- but then I remembered and was reminded of...

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Holiday Hunger: What is it? How can your church respond?

19 Dec 2016

Think back to the days of your school holidays, what do you picture? Is it family holidays to the same (sometimes rainy) spot in Cornwall each year? Maybe you sat for hours in the back of a car, suitcases crammed in behind you? Did you spend your days with friends in sunny back gardens? I have a...

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Welcoming Refugees in the Syrian Kitchen at All Hallows Church

14 Dec 2016

For two years, All Hallows Church in Leeds has been running a Real Junk Food Café as part of their community outreach. The idea behind it is simple: food that would otherwise go to waste is instead used to cook delicious meals for local...

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How to spread the love and goodwill this Christmas!

12 Dec 2016

It’s been a tough year for many of us. The shock of the Brexit vote in the UK and the horror of President-Trump-in-waiting in the US have left us reeling. The stress of this year has almost certainly dragged us into some horrible arguments online and in person. We may be worried about the stress...

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Faith and Frontiers Today

15 Nov 2016

On 5 November I attended Project Bonhoeffer’s event, ‘Faith and Frontiers Today’, which left a lot of room for theological thought. Firstly, Esther Reed’s talk on transnationalism and the work of Bonhoeffer was interesting and led me to question key things that I had come to understand about the...

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‘Feed my Sheep!’ – SCM joins End Hunger UK campaign

31 Oct 2016

The Scandal of Food Poverty

In John’s Gospel, Jesus asks Peter three times ‘Do you love me?’ and then says ‘Feed my sheep’ (John 21:16-17). The number three is important in the Bible – the cock crows three times when Peter disowns Jesus; Jesus rises on the third day; and...

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