Blogs

Mental Illness vs Mental Wellbeing: What's the Difference?

By Caitlin on 15 May 2019

Caitlin discusses the difference between mental illness and mental wellbeing, and the importance for all of us to look after our mental health. 

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Tallking about the Ark: An Interview with Jean Vanier

By Ruth N on 9 May 2019

An interview with Jean Vanier from the Movement Archives. This interview was originally published in Issue 134 of Movement magazine, Spring 2010.

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The Breathing Sacrament of Chaplaincy

By SCM on 3 May 2019

Shanika shares the story of how two chaplains in particular changed her life whilst at university.

CN: references psychosis, suicide/suicide attempt, trauma. 

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Rach's Reflection: Championing Chaplaincy

By Rach Collins on 3 May 2019

Rach reflects on the impact that chaplaincy had on her life as a student, and the value it continues to add even now. 

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Challenge Accepted!

By Simon on 30 Apr 2019

Simon explains the importance of the 130 Challenge, and why we need everyone to get involved!

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Be Excessively Gentle With Yourself

By SCM on 25 Apr 2019

A couple of months ago I led my local SCM group in an evening about stress. We closed the workshop by listening to A Blessing For One Who Is Exhausted from John O’Donohue’s Benedictus. In this blog I’m using some of those same words to think about stress and faith.

When the rhythm of the heart becomes hectic,

Time takes on the strain until it breaks;

Then all the unattended stress falls in

On the mind like an endless, increasing weight.

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We Could Not, So Help Us God, Do Otherwise

By Emma on 23 Apr 2019

SCM member Adam Spiers reflects on his decision to join Extinction Rebellion in their direct actions in London last week.

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Hit Pause

By SCM on 17 Apr 2019

Life can be stressful, but what do we do when we reach unhealthy levels of stress? Kerry offers some sage advice. 

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The Time Is Now

By SCM on 17 Apr 2019
The time is now:
we have extraordinary social power, if only we are willing to use it.

‘The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it; the world, and those who live in it’.

(Psalm 24:1)

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Easter Journeys

By SCM on 11 Apr 2019

Lent is one of my favourite times of year. I’ve used it to challenge myself for a long time now, often with impacts that last; five years ago I gave up meat for Lent and I’m still a vegetarian now! I love the notion of the journey towards Easter, and lent is a great time to try and get away and go on a literal or metaphorical journey.  

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