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Five Days in Palermo: Uniting with SCMs across Europe.

14 May 2018

Last week, Rach and I embarked on a trip to Palermo, the capital city of the island of Sicily. Not for a holiday, but to attend a meeting of European SCMs organised by the World Student Christian Federation (Europe), which was providing training on how to recognise and combat hate speech,...

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Rach's Diary - Both Sides of the River

3 May 2018

As is often the case in my role, each week has a different feel. Last week I got to spend more time with people and this week more time with my computer. Last week was mostly in Manchester and this week mostly in Salford. It's not that I've not seen people this week or only sat at my desk last...

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WSCF calls for Peace in Gaza and denounces the action of the Israeli Government

24 Apr 2018

This week, the World Student Christian Federation (WSCF), the global body of which SCM Britain is a member, released a statement regarding the ongoing situation in the Gaza Strip and denouncing the recent deadly actions of the Israeli Government. The statement reads:

The World...

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Rach's Diary - Easter time

19 Apr 2018

The season of Easter is a strange time in the SCM office. Students are stressed, Church Leaders shattered and Chaplains are making the most of a well earned break and none of them want to talk to us. I too have had some time off to spend with my family and helping out at my local holiday club...

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Easter Story Not Set In Stone, Say Christian Students

28 Mar 2018

Easter Story “Not Set in Stone”, Say Christian Students

Student group poll on the Easter story shows mixed interpretations of the Resurrection as Easter Day coincides with April Fools’.

 

For the first time in over 60 years, Easter Sunday...

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Reflections on Gifts of Grace: Let’s GlasGOw

26 Mar 2018

It was 7pm, and Tom and I were slowly beginning to realise what on earth we’d let ourselves in for. 12hrs later, (yep, 7am!) and on about 2 hours sleep, we arrived in Glasgow for my first time north of the border! The lovely leaders of SCM Glasgow came to meet us, showed us around the city and...

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Rach's Diary - Crossing Rivers and Walking Along Canals

26 Mar 2018

March has sped past, as the months often do and it means I've been based at the University of Salford for a whole month now! I've got a brand new desk that is all set up and I'm sharing my office with Hilary, the Faith Centre Coordinator, and our office plant donated by one of the chaplains. I'...

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Exploring Gifts of Grace at SCM’s Annual Gathering 2018

14 Mar 2018

Students from across the country gathered at Wellington Church in Glasgow across the weekend of 9th – 11th March to explore themes of forgiveness, peace and reconciliation.

Twenty-five students made the journey to Glasgow, including hard-core students from SCM Southampton and SCM...

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Rach's Diary - Let's GlasGOw

14 Mar 2018

In my year and a half working for SCM I have now been to five events. Three regional and two national - two in the North West (Manchester and Lancaster), one in Leeds and two in Glasgow. We've had themes of the Bible, Vocation, Welcoming, Grace and Unity. Each time students have come together,...

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Rach's Diary - Just another month in the office

23 Feb 2018

I'm not really sure where February has disappeared to! Last time I wrote a diary blog it was the 1st of the month, and here we are now at the end of the month. While the diary blog might not have been so regular I have written two reflection blogs, one on the...

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