Homelessness theme for Christian students' conference

Rev Dr Ken Leech

Rev Dr Ken Leech

Rev Dr Ken Leech, social justice campaigner and founder of homelessness charity Centrepoint, has been invited to speak on the theme of 'Prayer and Action' at the Student Christian Movement's Annual Conference, 'Still Small Voice' (4-6 February), which falls at the end of Poverty and Homelessness Action Week.

Charlotte Thomson, SCM member and a student at the University of Birmingham said: "It couldn't be more perfect during Poverty and Homelessness Action Week than to have someone like Ken Leech coming to speak at the conference, who has so much wisdom and experience to share."

The conference comes amidst an exciting time of renewal and growth for SCM, and promises to be one of the best attended annual conferences in recent years.  National Co-ordinator, Hilary Topp said: "SCM, through our network of groups and individual members, provides students with an opportunity to explore their faith, and work together for justice and peace in the world.  We are delighted to be welcoming Ken Leech to conference this year and are looking forward to hearing his experiences of the links between prayer and action".

SCM's Annual Conference, this year titled 'Still Small Voice', takes place at the Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, this coming weekend, 4-6 February.

Other speakers include Dr Nicola Slee, feminist theologian, writer and poet. The workshops, many run by students and young people, include topics ranging from Orthodox prayer, community organising and mental health, to discipleship and different ways of reading the Bible. There will also be a Campaigns Corner, and a Prayer Walk around the grounds.

The Student Christian Movement is an ecumenical student-led movement passionate about faith and justice.  SCM brings students together to explore how to live out the Christian faith in today's world. See: www.movement.org.uk .

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