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03 April 2009


Inclusive and challenging - preview
It is easy to get the impression that there are two ways of being religious
  • You can be committed but bigoted or nice but meaningless
  • The notion that religion can be both inclusive and challenging is not nearly as apparent as it should be

  • In this context, I give thanks for the Student Christian Movement (SCM), which celebrated its 120th anniversary last week
  • SCM seeks to be ‘challenged by the radical inclusivity of Christ’

  • The Movement’s resilience says much for its effectiveness, but it has never been easy
  • In the 1920s, conservative evangelicals left SCM to form the Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship (UCCF), which runs the Christian Unions
  • SCM’s strong visibility in the 1960s and 70s was followed by ups and downs before a steady revival in recent years

  • Symon Hill

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