Politics

Why Christians Should Be Involved In Politics

30 Oct 2018

As Christians we have a duty to try and build God’s kingdom here on earth, whether it be by acting differently to our peers, providing for those less fortunate, or random acts of kindness. One expression of this is by actively getting involved in politics. What I learned by working with Local...

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

14 Jun 2017

We Have Work To Do

It was interesting to be in Berlin for the latter part of the British election campaign. Today it’s a city coming together, but to be there is to be reminded of history; of a wall, division, barbarity and human hurt. I was at Kirchentag, which included...

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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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When your team doesn’t win

31 May 2017

This week my Facebook feed is full of political posts about how if I vote a certain way then certain things will definitely happen – money for schools, better healthcare trusts - you name it, there is a manifesto pledge for it, somewhere. I always feel hopeful the week before an election as more...

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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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GE 2017: Two SCM Members Put Forward Their Political Viewpoints

9 May 2017

Who is my neighbour? – Adam Spiers

In their pastoral letter released prior to the 2015 general election, the Church of England’s bishops attempt to offer guidance to Anglicans as they prepare to vote.  ‘...

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No-one left behind, everyone respected : A reflection on Brexit

3 Apr 2017

 

I’ve recently been encouraging SCM students and members to try their hand at ‘Faith Reflection’. This is another name for Theological Reflection, which is a way of reflecting deeply on the world and our...

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