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Prepared Him Room

Last weekend SCM members escaped on retreat in the Lakes. Beth shares her experience. 

The Healing Powers of Anointing of the Sick: A Roman Catholic Perspective

A Roman Catholic perspective on the sacrament of the anointing of the sick. 

Reflections from the WSCF European Regional Assembly

SCM Members Lizzie and Jenny recently attended the WSCF European Regional Assembly in Denmark. Lizzie reflects on the value of coming together with other Student Christian Movements from across Europe to share stories and create change. 

All May, None Must, Some Should: a Methodist View of Confession

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is one typically associated with Roman and Anglo- Catholicism, but Jessica, a Methodist, has found great freedom in practicing the act of Confession in her own life. 


The Student Christian Movement has announced the appointment of The Revd Naomi Nixon as its new Chief Executive. She will replace SCM’s National Coordinator, Hilary Topp, who departed in February.

Naomi joins the charity from the Diocese of Coventry, where she has been Ministerial Development Adviser for the last seven years. She also serves as a Minister at St Clare’s, a pioneer community based at Coventry Cathedral. Previously Naomi served as an Ecumenical Chaplain at North Warwickshire and Hinkley College where she also established a Youth Work teaching department.

Bored by Outrage?

Are you bored by outrage? Is it sustainable to be angry about everything? Is it okay not to care? 

Is There Hope In The Current Political Climate?

Our current political climate is dark. The government’s lack of urgency around the climate emergency has left many people fearful for the future.

The Courage to Be: Against Guilt

Well done, you’ve made it. This is the third and final piece in my series of articles about Paul Tillich’s “The Courage to Be”. We’ve looked at the anxieties of death and meaninglessness, and now we’ll look at the anxiety of guilt. I’d like to think the subject matter got cheerier as I went through Tillich’s types of anxiety, but I would be kidding myself. What Tillich writes about is existential, radical, and somewhat uncomfortable to think about. Participating in God knowing that you will die one day? Believing in God whilst knowing that life is meaningless?

No Faith in War: Reflections from the Arms Fair

Jack, a student at the University of York, reflects on finding God's presence during his time at the Stop DSEI protests in September.

Bonhoeffer: The Man Behind the Hero

Was Bonhoeffer a hero of the faith or a misguided man? Could he be both? Dan explores the life and work of Bonhoeffer from a more nuanced perspective.