Faith in Action

The Gospel and Safe Spaces

7 Sep 2017

“Snowflakes” (the non-wintery kind) seem to be the talk of the day, with many a modern-day Cato complaining about the times and mores; they decry “safe spaces” with the same verve one would expect Cotton Mather used in the witch hunts of his day.

One such...

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Green Living; Part of the Biblical Narrative, Part of the Christian Life. An Interview with Ruth Valerio, Part Two

30 Aug 2017

What advice would you give to students about to start university?

One piece of advice that might be really obvious is get stuck in with a group of Christians. It might be a church or a student group but get yourself stuck in. I think that it is so easy for the time to fly...

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Green Living; Part of the Biblical Narrative, Part of the Christian Life. An Interview with Ruth Valerio, Part One

30 Aug 2017

Hi Ruth! Thanks for taking the time to talk to us. Firstly, could you tell us a bit about yourself and your work?

My official title is Global Advocacy and Influencing Ambassador at Tearfund, and that means that I oversee the work that we do as an organisation around...

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Running to do good: a new approach to voluntary action

9 Aug 2017

The idea for GoodGym arrived when founder Ivo Gormley began jogging to the home of a family friend who was housebound. Finding that his regular run now had a purpose beyond his own fitness goals, he applied the idea to help more people and launched a running group that got fit by doing good....

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Building God’s Kingdom in Post-Election Britain – Part Two

19 Jun 2017

Listening to Voices from the Margins

“There is really no such thing as the ‘voiceless’. There are only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard.” (Arundhati Roy)

As soon as the General Election was announced, Church Action on Poverty knew...

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Heeding the Call to Mercy in Post-Election Britain

19 Jun 2017

Now the dust has begun to settle following the General Election, a subtly shifted landscape has come in to view. When Mrs May announced that there would be an election, there were no doubt a few collective groans from people like me around the country, who find partisan rhetoric and the general...

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Impoverished Politics: How Income Inequality Affects Democracy and What We Can Do About It

7 Jun 2017

As Christians seeking to combat injustice and inequality in society, poverty is a major issue we must recognise. We know that poverty can lead to both physical and mental illness, with depression and anxiety being two major effects of struggling to survive on an insufficient income.

As a...

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Faith and the General Election

31 May 2017

We hear from SCM member Freddie Alexander and SCM Friend Roger Barlow, on some of the most important issues at stake in the election for them as Christians.

Who Is My Neighbour?

In this General Election, I can imagine myself asking a similar question that was asked...

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Life at University as a Quaker Student

29 May 2017

In October 2016, I found myself in a Quaker meeting for the first time. Raised vaguely Methodist and developing a firm commitment to that denomination during sixth form, I knew relatively little about the Quakers. I was aware that their worship was held in silent anticipation, waiting to be...

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A Christian Perspective on the General Election

24 May 2017

What does it mean to be a Christian in the General Election? There are Christians in all of the major parties, and outside of them, and I suspect most vote differently depending on differing issues. Being a member of a political party has given me a different insight into how people decide who...

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