Welcome to this podcast on Ecumenism, Interfaith & Justice.  This podcast replaces a Heart Shift Webinar, in partnership with The William Temple Foundation conceived by Joshua Malkin as part of the Kindness Revolution – the Leeds Festival of Kindness Compassion & Wellbeing.

This podcast explores how ‘diversity in unity’ is central to building dynamic wholeness and resilience in the face of the global meta crises we face. Our speakers Celia Blackden and Lusa Nsenga-Ngoy will look at what faith offers and requires of us in this important task.



Celia Blackden currently works for Focolare in Rome, an international movement of life experience and spirituality that aims is to build unity in all spheres. She is dedicated to Catholic, ecumenical and interfaith relations and formerly worked in Leeds for several years as Inter Faith Officer at Churches Together in England and at the Vocations Office of the RC Diocese of Leeds.  Links from Celia’s talk:  [email protected] / focolare website /  Video featured in the podcast can be viewed here. A transcript of Celia’s talk Heartshift event Celia B-final text

Lusa Nsenga-Ngoy is the BAME Mission and Ministry Enabler for Leicester Diocese. He is an ordained Anglican minister with a passion for social justice and a desire to see global voices amplified in theological discourse. He is a member of the Church of England’s Committee for Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns and has recently joined a Churches Together in England working group on Racial Justice.  Madison Cunningham – Porter’s House Worship Project – little things with Great love.

Hosted by Helen Reid, Director of Leeds Church Institute.