Lizzy's blog

Leymah Gbowee (and the women of Liberia) – A Life Lived Through Faith in Action

To mark the International Day of Living Together in Peace on May 16th, Lizzy reflects on the incredible work of Liberian peace activists and peacemaker Leymah Gbowee, who, along with her fellow Liberian women, put her faith into action and helped to achieve peace after 14 years of civil war.

Modern Day Slavery – Understanding the Facts and How to Spot the Signs

Last week, on the 25th March, the World marked the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. This day is designed to honour and remember those who suffered and died at the hands of the transatlantic slave trade system. However, it is also a good opportunity to consider the issue of slavery today.

Archbishop Óscar Romero – A Life Lived Through Faith in Action

In this blog, Lizzy explores the life of Archbishop Óscar Romero and the way in which this represented a brilliant example of someone who constantly put their faith into action. 

Having Faith Even When Action Feels Impossible

Based on her own experience of having a friend living through the war in Ukraine, Lizzy reflects on what it means to live a life of faith in action when taking action feels impossible. 

Ukraine: Group Resources for Prayer and Reflection

We’ve collated some resources that we hope will help you better understand the situation in Ukraine and assist you as you reflect and pray in your SCM group.

Unpacking the Mystery of 'Ethical' Food Labels

Is it better to buy products that are Fairtrade or Rainforest Alliance? What do those labels mean? Lizzy explains it all.

Spotting the Signs of FGM (plus, how to take appropriate action)

In our second blog looking at the practice of FGM Lizzy explores how to spot the signs and how to take appropriate action.

Looking Towards a Future with No Genocide

Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD), which falls every year on the 27th January, is a day in which we remember those who were persecuted and died during the Holocaust and the four UN recognised genocides that have occurred since. In this blog, Lizzy reflects on her experience of meeting those who survived the Srebrenica genocide and the importance of listening to and learning from those who have experienced the horrors of the Holocaust and genocide if we are to achieve a future with no genocide.

Earth is a mess, y'all: Putting Faith Into Action Isn’t Always Easy

Nobody said it was easy, but no one ever said it would be this hard. Putting your faith into action can be a minefield of trying to pick the least worst option, activism fatigue, comparison and guilt. Lizzy explores these potential pitfalls in her latest blog.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu – A Life Lived Through Faith in Action

A reflection on the life on Archbishop Desmond Tutu and how he put his faith into action.