As a movement we believe Christians are called to take action for justice. We're creating workshops, resources and training, and partnering with other organisations to encourage students to take action for the causes that matter to you.
We try to focus our activism on two specific campaign areas at a time. Our current campaigns this year are:
The Daily Bread campaign is all about seeking justice through the food we eat every day.
The campaign was voted in at our 2020 AGM and will run through the adcademic years 2020-2022, with a different focus each semester.
These focuses are:
- Food Poverty: In the UK, one of the richest nations in the world, thousands still go hungry every day. We explore the causes and solutions to this national problem.
- Food Sustainability: The way food is grown and produced is one of the biggest contributors to the climate crisis. How can we eat more sustainably?
- Food Waste: 250,000 tonnes of edible food gets thrown away every year. Can we save good food from going to waste?
- Global Impact: How do our food systems affect those around the world who grow and farm our food? We'll be looking at FairTrade and other initiatives who support them.
This year we've been working with Church Action on Poverty to look at how we can take action on UK food poverty using the See Judge Act model. If you'd like to explore this with your SCM group, get in touch with your Regional Worker to book a workshop today, or download our campaign brief to take our simple actions to support food justice in the UK.
We've also been exploring how our lent fasts can support a more sustainable approach to food with weekly Sustainable Christian Movement challenges - keep an eye on our socials to get involved!
Join us to explore how we can create a better world through our daily bread.
'Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you' (John 14:27)
Peace is a central theme of our faith, from Shalom in the Hebrew scriptures to Jesus' instruction to put down the sword. And yet around the world, conflict, division and war lead to immense suffering, injustice, and environmental destruction. So we're looking at what peace means to us, how we can live it out through our faith, and how we can promote it in our communities.
We also campaign against the arms trade every two years at the DSEI Arms Fair in London. We've had a presence at protests there for the past six years, and we're hoping to be there again in 2021 - will you join us?
Alongside our campaign focuses, we're always looking for ways we can respond to the climate emergency.
We're a member of the Climate Coalition, and take action on their campaigns. Most recently we've been involved with the successful campaign asking Cumbria council to rethink their approval for a new coal mine to be built.
In the run up to COP26 we'll be looking for new and creative ways to campaign for the UK to lead by example in reducing Co2 emissions, and reach net zero in time to keep global heating below 2 degrees. If you have any ideas for loving the Earth campaigns we should be getting involved with, get in touch!