Our SCM staff team are always available to book to run a session with your group. If your SCM community, chaplaincy, or church group would like to explore some Faith in Action ideas together, we can send your local Regional Development Worker to run workshops on any of these themes. If you'd like a workshop on any other topics just let us know - we're always looking for inspiration! If you'd like to book a workshop, get in touch with your local Regional Worker, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Acts of Resistance
What has Christian political resistance looked like throughout history, and what tools do we need to resist injustice today? This workshop explores what resistance means to us, where we can find inspiration in the life of Jesus, and how we can prepare to resist injustice in our own soociety.
How do we live alongside people we disagree with? In times of increasing division and echo-chambers, this workshop looks at how we can engage with those who differ from us in their views, whether political, religious, or ethical. It provides tools for fostering fruitful conversations in ways which defuse tensions rather than escalating them, including non-violent communication methods.
Faith reflection is an invaluable praxis for discerning the actions our faith calls us to take for justice, which draws on scripture, religious tradition, experience, and analysis. In this simple and accessible workshop, you will learn the basics of faith reflection, and leave with clear goals to work towards in your activism, or even a new campaign to take on with your community.
Loving the Earth
Environmental justice is one issue SCM members are passionate about and have been focusing on in our campaigns. This workshop goes through the basics of climate change and environmental justice, explores what scripture has to say about care for creation, and invites you to take action for the Climate Coalition's 'Show the Love' campaign through some simple craftivism.
What does peace mean to us? And how are we called to live out peace as a Christian value in a divided world? We explore the three levels of peacemaking, and examples of each from the life and teaching of Jesus.
Keep your eyes peeled as we're always updating our workshops with new content and campaign focuses. If you have suggestions for workshops you'd like to see here, just get in touch! Contact our Faith in Action project worker Emma by clicking here.
Reflections and Workshop Outlines
We have lots of workshops which you can run on your own with your SCM group or chaplaincy. We also have devotionals which you can use to reflect on your own on themes around faith and social justice. We have bible studies which you can use with small groups, and reflections where you can find out more about theology, faith reflection, and people working for social justice. For workshop outlines, reflections, devotionals and Bible studies, click here.
Called to Be...
Our weekly blog has entries from students on ways they're putting their faith into action, and from Emma our Faith in Action worker on her reflections on faith, social justice, and discipleship. You can find our faith in action blogs here.
The SCM Podcast is a series of interviews with fascinating people who are living out their faith and reflecting on how we are called to live as Christians. Give it a listen for more insights into putting faith into action, as well as students discussing their experiences of faith at uni, and SCM trustees discussing what the movement is up to. Find it on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.