Christianity

Many trans people are in danger for their lives, and some Christians don't help

28 Nov 2017

On Monday evening, walking to meet a trans friend for a meal, I felt low, which is unusual for me. Suddenly it dawned on me that my mood was due to a clip from a breakfast television discussion I'd watched earlier that day. Once again, someone was expressing alarm about trans people: convicted...

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Sexual Predators, #metoo and #churchtoo

22 Nov 2017

Starting on Tuesday this week, there has been a new hashtag trending on Twitter. Following on from the viral #metoo hashtag on social media about the prevalence of sexual assault and abuse, #churchtoo has now appeared in the world of the internet to call out...

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Durham SCM Groups: Building Inclusive Faith Communities in the North East

22 Nov 2017

Durham SCM Societies

It certainly feels more than four-and-a-half months ago that I was approached by our society’s current president, Catherine Wickens, with the idea of joining our two SCM groups – Durham MethSoc and St Oswald’s Student Group – and forming a new student...

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Quakers and Language: Classically Christian or Distinctly Quaker?

21 Aug 2017

From the mention of internal translation, I felt that language would be a recurring theme throughout this year’s Quaker Yearly Meeting Gathering (YMG) for me. Quakers use a wide variety of language, with some appearing to be more explicitly Christian than others. We all have words we are...

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Ask a Theologian: Submit Your Questions to Sarah Thompson

7 Jun 2017

Sarah Thompson was appointed as the executive director of Christian Peacemaker Teams in 2014. She has a Masters of Divinity and is a captivating public speaker and workshop leader with many years of experience in volunteering, activism, community...

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How my Faith Changed at University: Learning and Growing

4 May 2017

Before I came to the University of Exeter, I was terrified of being a Christian at university. I had heard horror stories about university being a festering pool of Godlessness! Within weeks of my first term, I found that to be woefully inaccurate: I suffered no persecution for my faith even...

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How My Faith Changed at University: Finding a Community of Faith and Action

4 May 2017

Before I started University I didn’t have any Christian friends. I was the youngest in my church by about 20 years- the youth groups had died out long before I got there. Although I never doubted my faith, by the time I finished school I was finding more use from my daily Bible readings than...

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Teach Peace Campaign: Essex Progressive Christians

4 May 2017

This year our society has been studying how to read the Bible, and especially how important it is to read it in light of our loving, non-violent Jesus. It was only natural that we would focus our campaigning on teaching peace as well. Faith requires action as well as words.

So, we asked...

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Malvern Science and Faith Weekend, and the Politics of Hope

28 Mar 2017

By SCM member Julian Wood

The Malvern Science and Faith Weekend is an annual weekend (always the first weekend in March) set up and organised by Andrew Webb and others. It is intended to be a forum for people to learn and think about the twin elements of science and faith, and...

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