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And the Stones Fell Open: A Leeds Poetry Anthology

And the Stones Fell Open: A Leeds Poetry Anthology

“This brilliant anthology is a celebration of Leeds, its cityscape, its people, its problems and potential, its shadow and its light.  The poems here construct a vision for the city that helps us be truthful about what is but hopeful and unapologetic about what yet...

Climate anxiety, what can we do?

Climate anxiety, what can we do?

By Anna Bland, Development Officer, Leeds Methodist Mission Climate Change is on many people’s minds and in the headlines at the moment. The schools strikes, Extinction Rebellion’s activities, Greta Thunberg, as well as councils, universities and other organisations...

The Carbon Conversation Course: Tools for Change

The Carbon Conversation Course: Tools for Change

By Lizzie Pell, Course Participant Autumn 2019 I was feeling frustrated and exhausted from climate crisis activism, which was taking huge amounts of my energy and returning very little tangible results. Carbon Conversations gave me something different. Focussed on...

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...

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