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May we be good neighbours to each other

May we be good neighbours to each other

This is the greeting that came with 3 poems by Abdullah Adekola, reviewed by LCI's Director, Dr Helen Reid, and Revd Tom Lusty, LCI member and Vicar at St Giles in Bramhope. 3 poems by Abdullah Adekola @adekolapoetry, is published by Bradical: a self publishing...

Marching on Together

Marching on Together

In the wake of the communal celebrations in our city on the promotion of Leeds United to the Premier League, Hannah Stone, our Poet Theologian in Residence, expresses her hope we can celebrate new forms of togetherness, reshaping our identities and recapturing joy, as...

A theology of mistaken translations

A theology of mistaken translations

Whilst walking in the Dales and coming across the window of the supposed smallest church, St Olaf’s in Wasdale, our Poet Theologian, Hannah Stone, asks us to consider whether there can only ever be one meaning to an event, text or situation.  Can we practise...

These are the hands: how has Covid-19 constrained gestures?

These are the hands: how has Covid-19 constrained gestures?

In this week's blog, our Poet Theologian Hannah Stone reflects on how Covid-19 has constrained our gestures and, in particular, how a steadying hand offered to a fellow passenger or a pat on the shoulder are embargoed, yet we rely on our own and other's hands.  ...

Creativity in Lockdown

Creativity in Lockdown

Our Poet Theologian, Hannah Stone, considers the urge to get creative in lockdown and considers whether the 'new normal' will be a place of greater creativity, be that physical, emotional or political transformation.   At the start of lockdown I was full of plans...

You Know The Way For Me

You Know The Way For Me

As lockdown eases, our Poet Theologian in Virtual Residence, Hannah Stone, shares her own fears and concerns and asks us to consider, as we acclimatise to the outside world, how can we practice trusting that God does indeed ’know the way for us’?   So, lockdown...

Bearing one another’s burdens

Bearing one another’s burdens

This week our Poet Theologian in Virtual Residence Hannah Stone considers the mutuality of support; honouring the need we have for each other at a personal level, as well as the symbiotic relationship of institutions and organisations.   Last week, the big news...

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