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Something Veiled

Something Veiled

A prose poem written by Deacon Merry Evans, Methodist Representative on the Leeds Responsible Gaming Forum. Leeds City Centre, Eastgate. The Victoria Gate Casino. Truly, this grand foyer is a liminal space! Literally it is the space between two worlds. I cross the...

How should we respond to civil disobedience and the climate crisis?

How should we respond to civil disobedience and the climate crisis?

Written by Revd Jon Swales, Lighthouse Mission Priest for Leeds and Tutor in Biblical Theology at St Hild College and Dr Simon Kittle, from Christian Climate Action. On 15th July, activists from Extinction Rebellion drove a boat onto Victoria Bridge on Neville Street...

What else can you do with power except misuse it?

What else can you do with power except misuse it?

Ian Harker, poet and editor of Strix magazine, explores the power and challenge of poetry. William Tyndale asks this question in UA Fanthorpe’s poem ‘Tyndale in Darkness’, as he struggles against the clock, under house arrest and without even a candle to see by, to...

A meeting of law and faith in Leeds

A meeting of law and faith in Leeds

by Dr Helen Reid, Director of Leeds Church Institute At this time of year, lots of charities are publishing annual reports and holding annual general meetings, and Leeds Church Institute is no exception. It is a time to dot the i’s and cross the t’s while appreciating...

“The journey, Not the destination matters…” TS Eliot

“The journey, Not the destination matters…” TS Eliot

Illustrator Si Smith, talks about his process of story creation and the events that have influenced him. A few years ago I was part of a group who came together for a bit of mutual support and shared learning. Quite early on in our meet-ups, the word ‘Journey’ was...

A Watershed Moment in Education

A Watershed Moment in Education

A theological reflection on education with a Leeds city focus written collaboratively by Graham Brownlee, Shona Shaw and Tom Shaw. The motto of the Queen Elizabeth High School, Hexham is “spes durat avorum” which translated means “let the hope of our ancestors...

Reflections on our City

Reflections on our City

By Ann Nicholl 'God is in the city, it cannot fall at the break of day, God comes to its rescue' Psalm 46:5 What sort of city is Leeds, what sort of city do we live in? It is ethnically diverse – white, Asian, black Caribbean, black African, eastern Europeans, Middle...

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