The way we use language

By Jacque on 11 Nov 2014

Whilst on placement at Mind my primary project is the 'Wellbeing Workshops', and I also spend time building relationships with service users, seeing other groups and now I'm settled I'll be spending time visiting other mental health services in the area. As part of the process of reflecting on my work at Mind I have regular meetings with a support person to help me reflect theologically on my experiences. In this week’s blog I would like to recount one aspect of a recent conversation I had with him, where we discussed the language used when talking about mental health issues.

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Tweet Others As You Would Like To Be Tweeted

By Stephen on 30 Oct 2014

The use of social media continues to sky-rocket, while cracks in the framework of society grow. Can the answer be found in social media itself, or do we have a part to play? Faith In Action Intern Stephen investigates.

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Faith and doubt: The whole truth and nothing but the truth?

By Ellis on 27 Oct 2014

It’s natural to want clear and easy definitions of what we believe. But the world is a messy and complex place, full of contradictions. Can the Christian faith really resolve our doubts and contradictions?

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By Jacque on 22 Oct 2014

How could we improve the welcome we offer - individually and collectively? Faith in Action intern Jacque shares her experience and offers some advice.

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By Stephen on 21 Oct 2014

As Russell Brand's new book Revolution hits shelves this week, Stephen considers what it might really take to see a major change in society.

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To be consoled

By Jacque on 9 Oct 2014

On Mental Health Day 2014, Jacque reflects on how the church could change to support people suffering from mental health problems.

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Searching for Truth in a sea of doubt

By SCM on 7 Oct 2014

The truth is out there...right? Faith in Action intern Stephen shares about his journey of faith - how the questions have opened up opportunities to learn from others and keep searching for the truth.

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Forage against the Machine

By Stephen on 2 Oct 2014

Stephen, one of our Faith in Action interns, explores how foraging for food can help relieve pressure on the food retail industry, even in the inner-city.

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Wrestling with Doubt: Why uncertainty can be valuable

By SCM on 29 Sep 2014

Can having questions about God deepen the experience of our faith? For Fiona Haworth, struggling with questions and doubt is a valuable part of her faith – enriching the spaces that lead to a fuller understanding of the world and our identity as Christians.

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Bucket list

By Jacque on 25 Sep 2014
A few months ago I started writing a bucket list. It’s an ongoing task, and I’ve been surprised how much of an impact it’s made on me already. Silly things I want to do at some point, have suddenly jumped the life priority queue, because if I don’t start now, when will I? 'I’d love to learn German someday' turned into an app downloaded (Duolingo if you’re interested) and spending a few minutes a day learning.
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