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Rach's Diary - a Double Conference Sandwich

4 Jul 2017

The last fortnight started with a day at St Peter's House. It was marked with the first harvest of mint which gave us refreshing minty water, which I got to share with an ex-GC member as we talked about SCM past and present. 

By Wednesday I was on my way to Liverpool Hope University for...

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Building God’s Kingdom in Post-Election Britain – Part Two

19 Jun 2017

Listening to Voices from the Margins

“There is really no such thing as the ‘voiceless’. There are only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard.” (Arundhati Roy)

As soon as the General Election was announced, Church Action on Poverty knew...

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Heeding the Call to Mercy in Post-Election Britain

19 Jun 2017

Now the dust has begun to settle following the General Election, a subtly shifted landscape has come in to view. When Mrs May announced that there would be an election, there were no doubt a few collective groans from people like me around the country, who find partisan rhetoric and the general...

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Rach's Diary - Here, There and Everywhere!

16 Jun 2017

I have known for a while that June was going to be a very busy month. In the three weeks since I last wrote a diary blog a lot has happened! Here is just a snapshot of some of the places I've been to and the people I've met.

Just before the bank holiday weekend, I went to a Student Worker...

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Building God’s Kingdom in Post-Election Britain – Part One

14 Jun 2017

We Have Work To Do

It was interesting to be in Berlin for the latter part of the British election campaign. Today it’s a city coming together, but to be there is to be reminded of history; of a wall, division, barbarity and human hurt. I was at Kirchentag, which included...

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All Are Welcome: SCM Summer Gathering 2017

12 Jun 2017

The SCM summer gathering took place this year at All Hallows Church in Leeds and was on the theme ‘All are welcome’.

The event started on Friday evening with the AGM, in which two new members were elected to General Council: Robin Hanford and Justin Lunniss. Read more about that...

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The SCM Awards 2017 – Winners

12 Jun 2017

This past year, students, chaplains and churches have been working tirelessly to welcome new members, demonstrate God’s love to people in powerful ways, and shine a light in the darkest places. As we look ahead to fresher’s week this autumn, we’re inspired by them to do even more to support...

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New Members Elected to General Council

10 Jun 2017

SCM members have elected two new people to General Council at an AGM on 9 June 2017.

Robin Hanford, an SCM member at the University of Leeds, joins GC as a trustee with a portfolio of ‘Link Church Coordinator’. Justin Lunniss, a student at York St John, joins GC with a portfolio of ‘...

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Students in Scotland Welcome Equal Marriage Vote in the SEC

8 Jun 2017

Students in Scotland have welcomed the recent vote by the Scottish Episcopal Church (SEC) in favour of equal marriage.

The vote – held on 8 June – amends Canon law 31, removing the clause that marriage is between a man and woman. The motion includes a conscience clause, which means clergy...

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Impoverished Politics: How Income Inequality Affects Democracy and What We Can Do About It

7 Jun 2017

As Christians seeking to combat injustice and inequality in society, poverty is a major issue we must recognise. We know that poverty can lead to both physical and mental illness, with depression and anxiety being two major effects of struggling to survive on an insufficient income.

As a...

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