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Faith and the General Election

31 May 2017

We hear from SCM member Freddie Alexander and SCM Friend Roger Barlow, on some of the most important issues at stake in the election for them as Christians.

Who Is My Neighbour?

In this General Election, I can imagine myself asking a similar question that was asked...

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Rach's Diary - two very different weeks

25 May 2017

It is often the case I have a busy travelling week and then a mainly Manchester based week. This last fortnight has been a perfect example of that.

Last week started in Manchester. Monday was an admin day - finishing my Workplan and North West plans, getting papers ready for the General...

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A Christian Perspective on the General Election

24 May 2017

What does it mean to be a Christian in the General Election? There are Christians in all of the major parties, and outside of them, and I suspect most vote differently depending on differing issues. Being a member of a political party has given me a different insight into how people decide who...

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SCM Joins in Prayer for Manchester

23 May 2017

In the wake of the recent bombing in Manchester on Monday 22 May, SCM joins with thousands across the city – and around the world – to offer prayers of peace and comfort to those affected.

Rach Collins, SCM’s North West Development Worker, who heads up the NW Hub in Manchester,...

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Friendship Trumps Theology for University Students – New SCM Resource

22 May 2017

Students prioritise friendship and community over theology or denomination when finding a church at university, according to a new resource published by the Student Christian Movement (SCM). Finding a safe environment that offers security and familiarity is a key concern for students moving to...

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SCM to be Associate Partner of Centre for Theology and Justice

15 May 2017

SCM is teaming up with the Centre for Theology and Justice, a new collaborative initiative based in Manchester that will resource justice work and theological connections between organisations across Britain.

The project has four main partners – Luther King House, Christian Aid, Church...

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Want to involve students and young people in building the common good? Let’s start by forming real, honest communities

15 May 2017

As Christians, if we want to start building the common good, we must begin with the church – they are an integral part of local life, meeting people where they are to share the love of God and bring disparate communities together as one body.

At SCM, we want to see churches embracing the...

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Rach's Diary - Back on the rails

11 May 2017

The last couple of weeks have been quite full on. As well as all the normal team meetings (both at SCM HQ and St Peter's House), emails and planning I have to do, I've spent a lot of time since I last did a diary blog on the rails. So much so that I've travelled on my 500th train!

Here is...

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Encounter: An SCM Gathering in Durham

2 May 2017

On a beautiful Saturday in the city of Durham, students came together to worship God, learn from one another and spend time in fellowship. The event was a collaboration between three SCM student groups – St. Oswald’s student group in Durham, Durham Methodist Society and York Christian Focus....

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Rach's Diary - April at my desk

20 Apr 2017

I started April by taking some annual leave, which I filled with a conference, two weddings and three days of a holiday club. Since then I've not worked a full week, with bank holidays for Easter and a bit of TOIL to use up -  I'm getting accustomed to three and a half or four day working weeks...

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