Movement Magazine

From Communard to Catholic: An Interview With Richard Coles

26 Feb 2020

This interview was first published in Issue 89 of Movement magazine in the Spring of 1995.

When ex-Communard Richard Coles began his theology degree at King’s College, London in 1991 he was expecting to be the only ex-popstar on the course. He was peeved to find...

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Tallking about the Ark: An Interview with Jean Vanier

9 May 2019

Jean Vanier, founder of L’Arche, talks to SCM member Jonathan Spoor about vision, community and hope.

In 1964, Jean Vanier invited Raphael Simi and Phillipe Seux, two men with learning disabilities, to live with him in his home in Trosly-Breuil, near Paris. From the original small house,...

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Interview with Ruth Hunt

7 Feb 2018

Tell us a bit about yourself and your faith journey.

I’m Chief Executive at Stonewall which is the LGBT charity in the UK, and I’ve worked here for about a decade. I’m a practising Catholic – I was brought up a Catholic, but reaffirmed my faith as I was growing up, as a...

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Words of Wisdom from Martin Luther King Jr.

15 Jan 2018

1.    ‘Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.’

2.    ‘We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.’

3.    ‘Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal...

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10 Great Podcasts to Kick off your New Year

5 Jan 2018

Here’s our top 10 recommendations including some faves from SCM Members.

The Liturgists

Set up by Michael Gungor (of the music collective Gungor) and Mike McHargue aka ‘Science Mike’, the Liturgists podcast seeks to explore the sacred...

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Green Living; Part of the Biblical Narrative, Part of the Christian Life. An Interview with Ruth Valerio, Part Two

30 Aug 2017

What advice would you give to students about to start university?

One piece of advice that might be really obvious is get stuck in with a group of Christians. It might be a church or a student group but get yourself stuck in. I think that it is so easy for the time to fly...

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Green Living; Part of the Biblical Narrative, Part of the Christian Life. An Interview with Ruth Valerio, Part One

30 Aug 2017

Hi Ruth! Thanks for taking the time to talk to us. Firstly, could you tell us a bit about yourself and your work?

My official title is Global Advocacy and Influencing Ambassador at Tearfund, and that means that I oversee the work that we do as an organisation around...

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Caring for Creation with Eco-Congregation Scotland

10 Aug 2017

Eco-Congregation Scotland is a movement of Scottish church congregations, of all denominations and none, committed to addressing environmental issues like climate change through their life and mission. We were founded in 2001 and became a registered charity in 2010.  We are a membership...

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Inspirational Women: Interview with Francesca Po

6 Mar 2017

1. Could you tell us a little bit about your role and involvement at Second Sunday?

I am the co-founder, along with Soo Tian Lee, of Second Sunday – an SCM-affiliated group at the University of Oxford. The two of us share the tasks of organising our monthly social...

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An Interview with Revd Steve Chalke

23 Aug 2016

Revd Steve Chalke MBE is a Baptist minister and founder of Oasis UK, a charity committed to transforming communities by working in an inclusive, integrated, empowering and comprehensive way so that all people experience wholeness and fullness of life. He is also the Founder and Chair of STOP...

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