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Universal Day of Prayer for Students 2017: Student Groups and Churches Unite In Prayer

Student groups and churches across the UK and around the world joined together on 19 February to celebrate the Universal Day of Prayer for Students (Student Sunday). They came together around the theme ‘All Are Welcome’ to offer prayers of support for university students and young people.

SCM Holds Big Conversation in Liverpool to Tackle Hunger

We report from the latest ‘Big Conversation’ hosted in Liverpool at St Brides’ Church, and hear stories and ideas to tackle hunger in the UK.

Working Together for Students in Liverpool

Rach Collins, SCM’s North West Development Worker, reports from the latest SCM breakfast event in Liverpool, where church leaders, volunteers, students and chaplains met together to explore student ministry in the city.

What It Means To Be Accepted

We kick off a new series of blogs from students telling their stories of being welcomed into churches, student groups and other communities. This week we hear from Cate, a member of Progressive Christians Essex.

The Summer I Met Martin Luther King Jr.

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, commemorating the birthday of Dr King, who was born on 15 January 1929. We chat with former SCM member Revd Ian Whyte, who in 1964 had a surprise meeting with Dr King.

Extending the Fruits of Community: A 2016 Retrospective

We take a look back at an eventful year, with some major new projects launched, looking forward to what 2017 might bring for SCM.

Welcoming Refugees in the Syrian Kitchen at All Hallows Church

In the midst of hostility towards refugees and asylum seekers, All Hallows Church in Leeds have welcomed refugees into their community. Revd Heston Groenewald explains how students have got involved, and the impact the project has had.

Encountering Beauty, Diversity and Community at SCM’s Scotland Gathering 2016

Community – in all its diverse, creative forms – was on full display at SCM’s recent students gathering in Scotland. Emily Wheeler guest blogs on what being part of the weekend meant for her.

All Are Welcome: Prayers for Student Sunday

As we approach Student Sunday 2017 (19 February 2017), we invite SCM groups, churches, chaplaincies and friends to pray for students and reflect on the theme of welcome.

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

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?