The tension between organising and faith

The tension between organising and faith

Leeds Citizens and Leeds Church Institute work together to employ a local Community Organiser, Becky Howcroft.  In her latest theological reflection, Becky considers how tension is something that we have to learn how to use in an effective way, something that we need...
I was in prison

I was in prison

Hannah Stone, our Poet Theologian in Virtual Residence, considers how, as we enter another national lockdown, prisons can be metaphorical and shares a poem that reflects on the experience of a friend emerging from a long period of depression.   I write on the day...
A Matter of Life and Death

A Matter of Life and Death

In this podcast Dr Lynn Bassett explores the ways our approach to death, dying and bereavement has changed in the context of the global COVID-19 pandemic.   This recording was made as part of a series of online events this Autumn to help us see dying as something...
The Lord commanded the storm

The Lord commanded the storm

This week our Poet Theologian in Virtual Residence, Hannah Stone, considers how the imagery of storms can convey many difficult emotions and upheavals and, with Leeds Church Institute’s recent exhibition ‘Asylum in Art’ in mind, shares a moving poem...
They had no reason to keep me

They had no reason to keep me

Hannah Stone writes “In the last couple of weeks, LCI has provided some marvellous opportunities to engage with creative responses to the experiences of refugees and asylum seekers, first through a zoom launch of the Refugee Realities in Church Art pamphlet (an...