Blogs

The Latest Hit on Broadway Market

By Stephen on 6 Feb 2015

Across the nation, markets throw away food that they haven't sold to customers. Is there a way to see that food reaches those who need it? Faith in Action Intern Stephen shares his recent experience at Broadway Market, Hackney.

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Take Five

By Jacque on 5 Feb 2015

Time to Change have launched a nationwide initiative today called 'Time to Talk'. On this Thursday 5th February, they're asking everyone to take five minutes to have a conversation with someone about mental health. You can find out more about the project and get a resource pack on the Time to Change website.

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Idealism Vs Realism

By Stephen on 28 Jan 2015

Idealism and realism propose slightly different methods of social transformation. Which do you think is better? And, more importantly, which do you think is more Christ-like?

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It's All About 'We'

By Stephen on 23 Jan 2015

The gospel of Jesus is a wonderful message of hope and transformation, not only for persons, but for people. Faith in Action Intern Stephen emphasises the 'familiar gospel'.

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Doubt and Uncertainty

By Hilary on 23 Jan 2015

At the recent ‘Godly Mayhem’ conference organised by the Progressive Christianity Network and SCM, one of the student participants raised the question of whether students are too young to cope with doubt, and whether embracing doubt and uncertainty is something we can only do when we are older and have a bit more life experience.

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Chaplaincy and Student Work - Spot the Difference!

By Hilary on 22 Jan 2015

I often find myself having circular conversations with church leaders about the differences between chaplaincy and student work. 

Sometimes it is hard to spot the difference, but when the student work doesn’t happen it is all too obvious. 

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'Class A' Cool

By Stephen on 8 Jan 2015
East London is like Schrödinger’s marmite. I love it and hate it at the same time.
 
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From Sty To Stomach

By Stephen on 2 Dec 2014

In a quest to learn how food production can be more transparent and sustainable, Stephen gets acquainted with some porky friends. * This blog contains an image of animal butchery.

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The Experience Machine (Please Use Responsibly)

By Stephen on 30 Nov 2014

Is the fundamental goal of humanity to be happy? What if a machine could fulfil that goal for you? Stephen discusses the utilitarian pursuit of happiness. Spoiler Alert: if you haven't seen The Matrix yet, watch it. Now.

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Deserving Luck

By Jacque on 27 Nov 2014

I find the balance between people saying 'you deserved that' and 'you're so lucky' a difficult one. Recognising that someone has worked hard for their achievements combined with acknowledging that actually they were in a position to be able to achieve in the first place, can be hard to justify. I worked hard for my degree, but I grew up with access to free education, had a supportive family, it was financially viable for me to go and I didn't generally have major health concerns.

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