Reflections and Stories

Lent in a Year of Wilderness

25 Feb 2021

I heard some people say last year that Lent 2020 was the ‘Lentiest Lent they’d ever Lented’. Our world was turned upside down, and I think we would all have had our doubts if we’d been told then that by Lent 2021, life would look much the same – physical distancing, rising death counts, and...

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From the Archives: Living with Aids

28 Jan 2021

Please note that the articles published in Movement Magazine some decades ago do not necessarily reflect the views of SCM now, its staff, its trustees, or members. These articles are provided to demonstrate the history of SCM in relation to LGBTQ+ history. This article is from Movement...

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From the Archives: Aids, the Church and Homosexuality

28 Jan 2021

Please note that the articles published in Movement Magazine some decades ago do not necessarily reflect the views of SCM now, its staff, its trustees, or members. These articles are provided to demonstrate the history of SCM in relation to LGBTQ+ history. This article has been edited for...

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From the Archives: One Christian's Response to AIDS

27 Jan 2021

Please note that the articles published in Movement Magazine some decades ago do not necessarily reflect the views of SCM now, its staff, its trustees, or members. These articles are provided to demonstrate the history of SCM in relation to LGBTQ+ history. From Movement Magazine Issue 67 -...

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Our Daily Bread

11 Dec 2020

Saturday 21st November saw the launch of SCM’s campaign surrounding food justice - Our Daily Bread. The campaign has four main focuses - food poverty, food sustainability, food waste, and global impact. This event was centred around food poverty.

After introducing ourselves (and talking...

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No Name Unknown to God

22 Nov 2020

On Transgender Day of Remembrance 2020 members of SCM and their friends gathered online to honor the trans* lives lost in the past year. Led by trans* members of SCM, the vigil was a time of mourning, honouring, and hope as we looked to the future. 

As part of the vigil attendees wrote a...

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Be Strong. Have Courage. Don't lose hope.

13 Nov 2020

Throughout my life I have collected a number of different mantras. Holding on to them, chewing them over, letting them sink in and become a familiar space I can return to when times are difficult. They have ranged from the ancient Persian adage, “This too shall pass”, to the not quite as ancient...

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Reflections from a Christian Witch

12 Nov 2020

I’m a Christian, and I’m a witch. You could call me Christopagan, or a Christian Wiccan, although I don’t pretend to be an expert on any of those things. All I know is, I’ve done a lot of reading and a lot of research, and… in terms of faith, that’s what feels right for me right now.

I...

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The World Is Watching

3 Nov 2020

My name is Anna and I am a Christian Texan Democrat. For four years, I’ve struggled to believe what I’ve seen on TV and on the social media feeds of Christians I know. I’ve watched faith leaders support a man that is a known misogynistic racist elitist. I’ve watched with horror as many...

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Let Justice Run Down Like Water

2 Nov 2020

In 2008 I had just finished high school, and I was off to a Christian college in downtown Chicago to learn about Christian Ministry. I hoped to partner with the Holy Spirit to see lives transformed and communities impacted by the gospel; after all I only made to university because of the help...

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