Blogs

A Global Community: Updates from the WSCF Virtual EGA

By SCM on 30 Aug 2021

Josh recently represented SCM Britain at the WSCF Extraordinary General Assembly. He fills us in on what took place.

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Hope in the Midst of Climate Crisis

By SCM on 12 Aug 2021

With the findings from the recent IPCC report, the freak weather events across the globe and even the ocean on fire, it's feeling more and more difficult to have hope for the future of humanity. Liz suggests that despite the seemingly hopeless circumstances, we need to find a way to hold onto hope for our sake and the sake of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable.

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Community & Belonging

By SCM on 5 Aug 2021

A reflection on belonging in community for A Level Results Day 2021.

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Stories of Hope: Looking to the World Church

By SCM on 5 Aug 2021

Nathan Olsen reflects on how he finds hope in a world that has become increasingly smaller and more broken in the wake of Covid-19.

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Waiting in Hope: A Look Back at the National Gathering

By SCM on 26 Jul 2021

Two weeks ago (and three months later than originally scheduled), 25 students and SCM staff arrived in Ledbury to reflect on the theme of Waiting in Hope through talks, worship and Lego.

From the moment of my arrival, it was clear we would be having a good time together. Many of the attendees had already arrived, and were playing games outside. This spirit of fun and community continued throughout the weekend, with people playing sports and chatting outside between sessions and in the evenings.

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Optimism and Hope

By SCM on 26 Jul 2021

Lou reflects on the subtle difference between optimism and hope after our 2021 National Gathering. 

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Congratulations to the Methodist conference!

By Rob_C on 1 Jul 2021

The Student Christian Movement are delighted by today’s news that the Methodist Conference has approved same-sex marriage within its churches. This decision comes as a welcome change to LGBTQ+ individuals and their families, as well as allies, who have been advocating for this change for many years.

The introduction of same-sex marriages in Methodist Churches is an important step in recognising and affirming LGBTQ+ relationships. Many of SCM’s members are Methodists, and we rejoice with them on this historic day.

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Hope in the Midst of Illness

By SCM on 15 Jun 2021

Debbie kicks off our Stories of Hope blog series reflecting on having hope in the midst of serious illness.

CW: illness, cancer, death

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SCM Britain's Statement on the Situation in Palestine

By SCM on 20 May 2021

SCM Britain celebrates the news of a ceasefire between Israel and Palestine, but we recognise that this is the first step and not the last. We stand in solidarity with the people of Palestine and call upon SCM members and the wider Church to continue to learn about what’s happening, raise awareness in our communities, amplify Palestinian voices, and take action.

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A New Partnership: Iona Community and SCM

By SCM on 21 Apr 2021

SCM members Jack and Annie have recently embarked on a new adventure volunteerings with the Iona Community. As a result, SCM has entered into a partnership with the Iona Community, who share our values of justice, peace, spirituality, inclusion and community. 

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