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We have received the following information from the Student Christian Movement (SCM) which may be of interest to you:-
SCM AUTUMN GATHERING
20 – 22 November 2009, Wrexham
Are you an SCM member or interested in becoming one? Are you involved in a chaplaincy or group linked with SCM? Did you find out about SCM for the first time this summer? Whether you are a fresher, a post-grad, a mature student, long-term SCMer or completely new to all things SCM, all are welcome.
Please put the date in your diary and come along to the next gathering.
We’ll be thinking about what it means to be a dispersed community as well as planning SCM’s activities and resources for the coming year. There’ll be crashpad accommodation, delicious homecooked food, space for prayer and relaxation, and a pub trip or two. If you’ve always wanted to get more involved in SCM then this is the perfect introduction. More details will appear on the website soon, but to let us know you are coming or for more
info, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
SETTING UP AN SCM GROUP PACK
Are you interested in setting up an SCM group at your college or university? We have a new resource with top tips for starting a group.
Contact Rosie if you would find this helpful (email@example.com).
We can offer training and support to help you get started, plus we have lots of lovely new publicity for you to spread the word about your group.
NORTHEAST REGIONAL RETREAT
2 – 4 October 2009
Community of the Resurrection, Mirfield, West Yorkshire Organised by Joe (SCM’s Northeast Regional Worker) with the Community of the Resurrection. Explore R. S. Thomas’ poetry and experience monastic life. A couple of spaces left on this weekend. All welcome – you don’t have to be from the North East! £30 covers accommodation/food etc. Contact Joe for more details firstname.lastname@example.org
SCM CONFERENCE 2010: LIVING IT OUT (+ volunteers needed!)
19-21 February 2010
A weekend exploring mission, vocation, spirituality and activism. Put the date in your diary now and encourage others to come along! We’ve got some excellent resource people lined up including Tamsin Omond and Prof. Michael Taylor, and there’ll be a strong emphasis on sharing our own stories, experiences, visions, ideas and working out how to put them into practice! Keep a look out for more details soon. If you’d like to help with the conference – whether in spreading the word, helping with planning, prayer/worship space, resources etc please contact Rosie email@example.com
NEWS FROM SCM ACROSS THE WORLD
SCM is part of the global family of SCMs known as the World Student Christian Federation. You can find out more about WSCF here:
A new toolkit published with the support of the European Youth Forum.
This is the work of the members of the European Youth Forum’s Faith-Based Expert Group (which includes WSCF Europe).
You can download it here: http://www.wscf-europe.org/files/docs/TKit.pdf<BR.
TOOLKIT FOR INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE
JOBS, JOBS, JOBS
We regularly update SCM’s Jobs page with jobs, internships and voluntary
opportunities that we think might interest students and recent graduates. To
subscribe to the job bulletin, please see http://www.movement.org.uk/jobs.
If you hear of a job that might be of interest to SCMers, please email
There are a few positions going with SPEAK including Group Support Worker
London (London), Music Speaks Internship, and Events & Communications
Administrator. See http://www.speak.org.uk for more info. Speak is a
network of students and young adults who pray and campaign about issues
of global injustice.
STUDENT HUBS INTERNS
Student Hubs is a youth-led charity working in universities across the
UK to transform student involvement in charitable activities. Want to
help Student Hubs get university students involved with social
action and volunteering? Student Hubs are looking for 2-3 interns to
join their team of 6 staff and 1 intern, based either at their head office
in Oxford or close to Bristol, Cambridge or Southampton.
You must be able to commit to a minimum of 2-3 days per week for 3-6 months.
For more information and to apply contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications should include a cover letter and a CV. Closing date for
applications Friday 18 September.
The Iona Community are looking for people with relevant experience to
join their small hardworking team on Iona, to share a common life and
extend the ministry of hospitality to guests from all over the world.
They are currently advertising the following posts commencing January 2010:
Hospitality Team: MacLeod Centre Cook, up to 1 Year
Centre Resource Coordinator: 3 Year post or non-residential
Admin Team: Finance, 3 Year post
See http://www.iona.org.uk/iona_staff.php for more info. <BR?
OTHER INTERESTING INFORMATION
RECLAIM THE FIELDS: EUROPEAN CAMP
30th September – 4th October 2009, Minerve (France)
The camp takes place on a collective farm in southern France. It will be
organised with the help of all the participants of the camp. You will be asked
for a small contribution for the meals and accommodation. For further
information please see the website http://www.reclaimthefields.org or contact:
LIVING SPIRITUALITY NETWORK
3 October 2009
10.00 – 16.00,Carrs Lane Church Centre, Birmingham
Living Spirituality Network Gathering on the theme of Story & Meaning. Speakers
are Gethin Abraham-Williams and Eley McAinsh. The Living Spirituality Network
exists for people who are exploring the meaning of spirituality both within and
beyond the traditional churches. For more info email email@example.com
£25 (bursary available).
CLIMATE CHANGE DAY OF PRAYER (RESOURCES)
4 October 2009
Why not organise a Climate Change Day of Prayer at your chaplaincy or
church? There are some great resources here: http://www.ctbi.org.uk/409/
written by Dr Isabel Carter, in coordination with Operation Noah. A key aim of
the Day of Prayer is to pray for God’s will to be done during the decisive
Copenhagen COP 15 talks in December. Sunday 4 October is the suggested day,
though a day of prayer can be held on any suitable date. 4 October is St Francis
Day and the final Sunday of the Time for Creation. It will also be harvest
festival in many churches. See http://www.ctbi.org.uk/409/ for more details.
WORD ON THE STREET – READING THE BIBLE INCLUSIVELY
5-7 October 2009
The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire
A residential conference organised by Inclusive Church. Speakers include:
Revd Dr Richard Burridge, Dr Paula Gooder, Dr Robert Beckford and Canon
Giles Goddard. Workshops, Bible studies and Worship.
ONE WORLD WEEK 2009
18 – 25 October
This year’s theme is “Hungry for One World”. What can you do to alleviate
the hunger in our world? Plan and hold an event to:
o Raise awareness about what’s going on in the world, both on your own doorstep
and further away.
o Take action to change the cause of injustice, poverty and degradation.
o Celebrate the good things about being part of one diverse, yet interconnected
Be part of the transformation. For more information, resources and ideas
go to http://www.oneworldweek.org
INTERNATIONAL YOUTH FOR FAIR TRADE CONFERENCE
30 October – 1 November 2009
Aged 18 – 25? Interested in learning more about Fair Trade? Then sign up for
the action-packed Fair Trade event of the year! Speakers, workshops and films
to inspire you. For more info go to http://tinyurl.com/nvtsvd.
For a full list of events that might interest you – see SCM’s diary page
SCM DIARY DATES
20-22 November 2009, SCM Autumn Gathering, Wrexham/Wrecsam
19-21 February 2010, SCM Annual Conference, Swanwick