Movement Magazine

Movement 162: Revolutionary Gardening

17 Sep 2020

Barack Obama has a fantastic story that he told during his first presidential campaign. We haven’t the space to tell the whole story but it crescendos with a mantra: if one voice can change a room, then it can change a town, and if it can change a town, it can change a city, and if it can change...

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Movement 162: Blackness, Queerness, and the Missio Dei

17 Sep 2020

Like every marginalized group, Black communities and LGBTQIA+ communities have safe spaces. They are spaces of inclusion that foster safety, belonging, and sometimes family. These two groups often experience similar rejection and discrimination but at the same time can fiercely be opposed to...

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Movement 162 Interview: Adriaan Van Klinken

17 Sep 2020

Adriaan was raised in the South West of the Netherlands, or as Adriaan puts it, ‘On a literal island.’ Reflecting on this culture Adriaan describes it as conservative, ‘Ultimately Dutch Reformed culture comes in ‘fifty shades of grey’. The one I grew up in was not the most conservative, but...

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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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