Bonhoeffer and Human Rights

16 Jan 2024

When we consider the place of Christian faith and human rights, one person of particular relevance is Dietrich Bonhoeffer. For those of you who don’t know who Bonhoeffer was, he was a pastor and theologian who was part of the Confessing Church in Nazi Germany and who eventually became involved...

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Elijah's Berlin Adventures Part Two: Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

30 Aug 2023

One thing that I loved and truly valued about the Berlin trip is the diversity of perspectives and interpretations shared amongst the group. It is easy to forget that not everyone sees the same way as you do, nor do they perceive, experience, appreciate and understand in a standardised way. So,...

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Elijah's Berlin Adventure Part One: The walls we encounter, maintain, and resist.

22 Aug 2023

On the first day of our time in Berlin, we were taken on a tour of the Berlin Wall Memorial. It was poignant to be able to physically stand in the chasm – the no man’s land – between what was once West and East Berlin. I couldn’t help but be truly thankful for the physical ease and safety with...

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Our partners Project Bonhoeffer reject the Illegal Migration Bill

16 May 2023

Project Bonhoeffer, which seeks to honour the memory of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who took a courageous stand against injustice in the 1930's, is joining many other organisations in expressing its deep concern over the Bill currently going through the House of Lords. The Project supports all the...

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Faith in Action: Naomi's Story

31 Oct 2022

Growing up, my first interactions with Christianity were through music. I was a chorister at the Catholic Cathedral in Liverpool and I loved it. I loved being a part of the services and helping to shape the worship. I loved seeing how the church changed with the seasons, how the music took us on...

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On Small Resistances and Powerful Reconciliations

22 Aug 2022

With its history and efforts of reconciliation and remembrance, visiting Berlin is a humbling experience. It forces us to face our own smallness in the face of indescribable horror. The systematic structure of atrocities the city has witnessed left me overwhelmed and questioning how it could be...

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Stellenbosch: How Learning More About Bonhoeffer Changed My Life

3 Feb 2020

Hello fellow SCM’ers!

My name is George, I’m a Theology Youth & Community student at Nazarene Theological College in Didsbury, Manchester. Over the summer I won a bursary from Project Bonhoeffer to attend the Bonhoeffer conference 2020 in Stellenbosch, South Africa. 

It was an...

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Nothing Can Be Certain But Death And Metaxas

30 Jan 2020

A particular branch of “theology Twitter” is once again debating the theological placement of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a pastor and theologian who was killed by the Nazis in 1945. Specifically, the debate is centered on Eric Metaxas’ 2009 biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, which was widely panned by...

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Bonhoeffer: The Man Behind the Hero

7 Oct 2019

I find that the best part of In Our Time is the extra five minutes at the end of the podcast version, where guests can raise issues around the subject that there wasn’t time for in the main radio show. The episode on Dietrich Bonhoeffer ...

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