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A Weekend of Interruptions

30 Oct 2018

From the 26th to the 28th October a variety of students from the Student Christian Movement (SCM) gathered together in Leeds for an exciting weekend of worship, conferencing and amazing vegan food.

I wasn't involved with SCM at my previous university, and so for my first SCM weekend away...

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SCM's Leadership Training 2018

3 Oct 2018

In the middle of a typically drizzly week at the beginning of September, a group of SCM Members and student leaders met in the beautiful surroundings of Fircroft College for two packed days of leadership training, brilliantly facilitated by SCM staff and visiting speakers.

Though most of...

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Greenbelt 2018

3 Sep 2018

Previous to volunteering with SCM at Greenbelt 2018 I had only been to Greenbelt once before, four years ago with some friends from university. While I had enjoyed the festival itself, I was freezing and hardly slept which made me grumpy! This time I arrived with a massive blanket, four-season...

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Emma's Diary: New Beginnings

26 Jun 2018

I’ve been working with SCM for about a month now, so I thought it was about time I introduced myself properly. I’m Emma, and I’ve taken on the role of Regional Development Worker (North-East) and Faith in Action Project Lead (how’s that for a job title and a half!) I’m based in Leeds, and...

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Rach's Diary - A meal out in Manchester

11 Jun 2018

With term all but ended I've done some last chance visits to see students. I spent a wonderful Wednesday evening in Lancaster with the SCM group there exploring what campaign work could be done. It was great to see their passion for Love the Earth and we even did some theological reflection into...

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SCM's Big Church Day Out Debut

6 Jun 2018

The Big Church Day Out (BCDO) has been on our radar as a place to exhibit at for a little while, given that it is such a well-attended event by people from so many church backgrounds.  So, after organising some awesome students in the form of Curtis and Josh (SCM members from Newman Uni) to come...

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Community Pride Service in Birmingham

1 Jun 2018

The New Inclusive Church Birmingham is a burgeoning new church community that is dedicated to sharing the news of God's radical love in the heart of the city. On 20th May, they held their first Pride service at Carrs Lane Church in the heart of the...

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Rach's Diary - Perks of the job

21 May 2018

Now don't get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoy my job. But, I do work hard and there aren't that many perks, unless you count seeing the beautiful North West of England out of a train window! So when I was given the opportunity to spend a week in sunny Sicily with WSCF Europe I did not say no. My...

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SCM at Big Church Day Out

17 May 2018
If you’re not familiar with the Big Church Day Out here is a bit of a break down; it’s the UK’s largest annual gathering of the wider church that creates a space for all denominations and ages to gather each year for two days of worship and celebration. Whack in a few tents and a couple of...
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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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