International Women's Day: Alberta Williams King

By SCM on 3 Mar 2015

With International Women's Day fast approaching, SCM's Debbie White introduces us to Alberta Williams King.

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The Reason for the Season

By Jacque on 23 Feb 2015

I recently asked someone if they were planning on giving something up or taking something on for Lent. They seemed slightly taken aback and pointed out that they weren't "religious" and as such, obviously (in their opinion) they wouldn't be doing anything for Lent. Which in turn took me aback; I had school friends that weren't religious and often did something for Lent, and as a student I knew people who used Lent as a chance to try something new, or make a lifestyle change with a ‘get out’ clause if they didn't like it, like another shot at New Year resolutions almost.

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Incarnational Student Work

By Hilary on 12 Feb 2015

I love it when someone suggests a long word for something you’ve been thinking about but didn’t have a way of describing.  This week’s word is ‘incarnational’, which basically means living it out, rather than telling people what to do.

I think this is an important word for a movement like SCM. Sometimes we are all guilty of telling people what they should be doing, rather than leading by example. Rather than trying to persuade people to do things, or think in a certain way we need to just act and think and live as though God’s kingdom is here.

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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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