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Tread carefully: Diet Culture and Lent

By Caitlin on 24 Feb 2020

Before I begin, I want to be clear that I am not actually a Christian. I am, at best, Christian-adjacent, by which I mean that my partner is a committed Christian, and I am the token atheist at church events sometimes. And this part of the liturgical year, up to and including Holy Week, is my absolute favourite. 

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Loving the Earth

By SCM on 18 Feb 2020

I recently attended Love the Earth, a climate change focused event in Edinburgh. There was only a small group of us, but that made discussion easier. The first session was led by Liz Marsh, looking at ecology in liturgy. It was interesting reading liturgy written specifically about climate change! We had some critical reflections about this and hoped that if it were re-written now (it was a few years old) the language would be much stronger. I particularly liked the idea of viewing the Earth as sacrament and what that might mean for us.

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A Faith That Accommodates The Mess

By Ruth N on 18 Feb 2020

Testimonies from SCM's 130th Anniversary Service

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'They Just Get It'

By Ruth N on 18 Feb 2020

Testimonies from SCM's 130th Anniversary Service.

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The God Who Chose To Make Us

By SCM on 12 Feb 2020

"The God I know is a God who wants me whole, in all the messy entirety of who I am. God made me this way for a reason, and my existence is no burden for Them – I can be sure of Their love."

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My Favourite LGBT+ Ally

By SCM on 12 Feb 2020

Fr. James Martin SJ//

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You've Got Male (Privilege)

By Rob_C on 6 Feb 2020

Rob reflects on his privilege and the continued pursuit of learning how to raise up other voices, and generally be a better ally to those with less privilege.

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Humans Of The Movement - Alex//

By SCM on 5 Feb 2020

Alex kicks off our Humans of the Movement series, which we're using to shine a spotlight on some of our wonderful LGBT+ members.

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Stellenbosch: How Learning More About Bonhoeffer Changed My Life

By SCM on 3 Feb 2020

George was given a bursary to go to Stellenbosch by our good friends at Project Bonhoeffer. Here is what he learnt of faith and justice. 

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Shouting from the Closet: From Allyship to Acceptance?

By SCM on 30 Jan 2020

As a polite, church-going Christian, acceptability is my forte. In my first year of university, my friends would joke that I was a “good Christian boy”, primarily to get me to act out in one way or another. At church, I am frequently told how good/helpful/nice I am. I rarely face any situation where I am not accepted, particularly as I am a middle-class White man at a university in a big city. I don’t like standing out from the crowd and will do just about anything for a quiet life. In many ways my life is incredibly easy.

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