Blogs

PRESS RELEASE: CHURCHES INVITED TO UNITE IN GLOBAL PRAYER FOR STUDENTS

By Simon on 27 Nov 2019

Churches are being invited to pray for students around the world on Student Sunday, 16 February 2020.

Student Sunday, known internationally as the Universal Day of Prayer for Students, is one of the oldest global ecumenical days of prayer, and recognises the extraordinary contribution of students to the life of the church and their role in serving their communities. It also highlights the challenges facing students, and their need for continued prayer and practical support. Lisa Murphy, Acting National Coordinator of the Student Christian Movement said:

Read more

An Empty Chair

By Emma on 27 Nov 2019

I was deeply saddened this week by yet another example of homophobia in the church. Churches Together in England have made the decision that the only way they can continue to work towards unity between the churches is to block the Quakers’ nominated president, Hannah Brock Womack, from taking up this role due to the fact that she is married to someone of the same sex as her.

Read more

Prepared Him Room

By SCM on 18 Nov 2019

Last weekend SCM members escaped on retreat in the Lakes. Beth shares her experience. 

Read more

Till Death Us Do Part: On The Sacrament of Marriage

By Caitlin on 13 Nov 2019

Caitlin explores the sacrament of marriage in light of her own upcoming nuptuals and the suspect motivations of the wedding industry. 

Read more

The Healing Powers of Anointing of the Sick: A Roman Catholic Perspective

By SCM on 13 Nov 2019

A Roman Catholic perspective on the sacrament of the anointing of the sick. 

Read more

Reflections from the WSCF European Regional Assembly

By SCM on 7 Nov 2019

SCM Members Lizzie and Jenny recently attended the WSCF European Regional Assembly in Denmark. Lizzie reflects on the value of coming together with other Student Christian Movements from across Europe to share stories and create change. 

Read more

All May, None Must, Some Should: a Methodist View of Confession

By SCM on 7 Nov 2019

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is one typically associated with Roman and Anglo- Catholicism, but Jessica, a Methodist, has found great freedom in practicing the act of Confession in her own life. 

Read more

PRESS RELEASE: STUDENT CHRISTIAN MOVEMENT ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF A NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

By SCM on 7 Nov 2019

The Student Christian Movement has announced the appointment of The Revd Naomi Nixon as its new Chief Executive. She will replace SCM’s National Coordinator, Hilary Topp, who departed in February.

Naomi joins the charity from the Diocese of Coventry, where she has been Ministerial Development Adviser for the last seven years. She also serves as a Minister at St Clare’s, a pioneer community based at Coventry Cathedral. Previously Naomi served as an Ecumenical Chaplain at North Warwickshire and Hinkley College where she also established a Youth Work teaching department.

Read more

Lest We Remember

By Emma on 6 Nov 2019

 Peace, Poppies, and the Purpose of Remembrance.

Read more

Bored by Outrage?

By SCM on 28 Oct 2019

Are you bored by outrage? Is it sustainable to be angry about everything? Is it okay not to care? 

Read more