Ruth's blog

Caring for our Common Home and Sharing in our Common Joys

Ellie Wilde reflects on her experience of the National Justice and Peace Network conference in Swanwick. The call to live simply and sustainably in the Pope's encyclical 'Laudato Si' resonates strongly with her own Quaker tradition's 'Simplicity Testimony'.

Ask a Theologian: Submit Your Questions to Sarah Thompson

On Thursday the 22nd June, we’re hosting the second in a series of Facebook Live events called ‘Ask a Theologian’. It’s your chance to quiz a number of theologians on the big (and small) questions of life, faith and society. This time, we have the executive director of Christian Peacemaker Teams, Sarah Thompson, joining us. Submit your questions now!

An International Ban on Nuclear Weapons?

Faith in Action Project Worker, Ruth Wilde, shares her thoughts about the current negotiations at the UN to ban nuclear weapons. 

No-one left behind, everyone respected : A reflection on Brexit

Faith in Action Project Worker, Ruth Wilde, finally tackles Brexit after a year of avoiding writing about it! She believes that there are many reasons for the vote to leave the EU, but we must now concentrate on putting into practice a belief in the instrinsic value of all people and all creation. 

What on earth is going on in the US and what can we do?

Faith in Action Project Worker, Ruth Wilde, explores the actions of the Trump administration in the US and suggests ways we can constructively resist it.

How to spread the love and goodwill this Christmas!

Faith in Action Project Worker, Ruth Wilde, says that at the end of a tough year, we need more than ever to remain resolutely positive and to promote peace and cooperation. 

‘Feed my Sheep!’ – SCM joins End Hunger UK campaign

SCM is joining the End Hunger UK campaign - here's how you can get involved & join the movement to end the scandal of hunger in the UK once and for all.

The Refugee Campaign so far…

Faith in Action Project Worker, Ruth, reflects on the SCM Refugee Campaign a year on.

Affirming and Celebrating Christian LGBTQI+ Work

Faith in Action Project Worker, Ruth Wilde, and LGBTQI representative on SCM General Council, Caitlin Wakefield, attended an event called ‘The Gathering’, organised by LGCM (the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement) in London on Saturday 1st October. Ruth reflects on the meeting.

Why the church needs to move beyond growth

SCM member and Unitarian Robin Hanford reflects on the church's obsession with growth.