Refugees

When Theological Thinking Ceases to be Theory

26 Oct 2021

SCM are beginning a new long-term campaign to support refugees. In order to understand the importance of theological thinking when campaigning, we first need to understand the legality behind justice and injustice alike. Our first two blogs will help with this, so if you've not yet read them you...

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The Nationality and Borders Bill: What is a Bill?

20 Oct 2021

What is a Bill and how is it passed? 

A Bill is a proposal to Parliament to create or update an existing law. It must pass several stages before this can happen. For Bills that start in the House of Commons, as the Nationality and Borders Bill did, this includes a first reading in ...

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I Was a Stranger and You Invited Me In: The Nationality and Borders Bill Campaign

7 Oct 2021

Our Long-Term Campaign  

Here at SCM we are in the process of developing a potential new long-term campaign to sit alongside the short-term two-year campaign voted on by the members (currently focusing on food justice).  For this long-term campaign, SCM are creating a social action plan...

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Welcoming Refugees in the Syrian Kitchen at All Hallows Church

14 Dec 2016

For two years, All Hallows Church in Leeds has been running a Real Junk Food Café as part of their community outreach. The idea behind it is simple: food that would otherwise go to waste is instead used to cook delicious meals for local...

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Faith and Frontiers Today

15 Nov 2016

On 5 November I attended Project Bonhoeffer’s event, ‘Faith and Frontiers Today’, which left a lot of room for theological thought. Firstly, Esther Reed’s talk on transnationalism and the work of Bonhoeffer was interesting and led me to question key things that I had come to understand about the...

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Confronted With Christ (In a Full Dress Kilt)

31 Oct 2016

On a Friday night in October, Christ confronted me in a full Dress Kilt.

From 14-16 October, SCM Glasgow hosted the SCM Scotland gathering at Wellington Church in the heart of Glasgow’s West End and the University of Glasgow campus. On the Friday night we gathered for introductions before...

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The Refugee Campaign so far…

17 Oct 2016

At the beginning of the last academic year, SCM launched a campaign in partnership with Student Action on Refugees (STAR). The main focus was on STAR’s Equal Access campaign- lobbying the government for equal opportunities for refugees and asylum seekers in our higher education system, and...

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How Being Part of MethSoc has Kept My Faith Alive at University

26 Jul 2016

I am able to say, with absolute sincerity, that joining the Methodist Society (MethSoc) at the University of Birmingham has been both an enriching and deeply encouraging experience for me. From the much welcome hot meals, of which there have been many, to the companionship and communion shared...

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A Blogger’s Life: Speaking Up for Those on the Margins

12 Jul 2016

Having blogged sporadically over the last 10 years, I decided during my degree to start up a semi-regular blog about the things I was learning: from my studies, my experiences, and my job. Writing helps me piece different information together, to clarify my view, and to express ideas as I'm...

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