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Leading from behind

Leading from behind

Leeds Citizens and Leeds Church Institute work together to employ a local Community Organiser, Becky Howcroft.  In the third in a series of theological reflections related to the work of Leeds Citizens, Becky considers a Biblical model of leadership and asks whether...

Religion: Experiential and Emotional

Religion: Experiential and Emotional

This week Hannah Stone, our Poet Theologian, is focusing on pilgrimage, as an example of the ‘experiential and emotional’ dimension mentioned by Ninian Smart, though it contains elements of the ritual, material and other aspects of religious practice.   I...

Practical and Ritual

Practical and Ritual

Hannah Stone, LCI's appointed Poet Theologian, shares some thoughts about the practical and material dimensions of religion, not just of Christianity but other world religions, and asks us to share in our hearts the rituals and celebrations of our fellow human beings,...

Behaving

Behaving

Our Poet Theologian in Virtual Residence, Hannah Stone, is considering three words commonly used to shape or define religious faith and community – believing, belonging and behaving.  This week, Hannah focuses on the third of these words – behaving –  and shares her...

Belonging

Belonging

Our Poet Theologian in Virtual Residence, Hannah Stone, is considering three words commonly used to shape or define religious faith and community – believing, belonging and behaving.  This week, Hannah focuses on the second of these words – belonging -  and shares her...

Book Review:  Supporting Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

Book Review: Supporting Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

We hosted the launch of Catherine Beaumont’s book on 1st September, Supporting Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse: A Mimetic Theory Approach for the Local Church, available from Jessica Kingsley here.  Rev Dr Susan Shooter, author of ‘How Survivors of Abuse...

How the Church could end the waiting list for a kidney

How the Church could end the waiting list for a kidney

Joe Walsh, elder at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Leeds, shares his story of donating a kidney as an outworking of his Christian faith and the example of Jesus. Joe has just launched Faith in Operation, a website aimed at encouraging Christians to consider altruistic...

Believing

Believing

Our Poet Theologian in Virtual Residence, Hannah Stone, considers how language is used in both poetry and theology and a commonly adopted trilogy of alliterative words used to help define religious community – believing, belonging and behaving.  This week, Hannah...

I was a stranger, and you took me in

I was a stranger, and you took me in

Our Poet Theologian, Hannah Stone, asks "Can we keep a light burning in our hearts, a light of compassion to shine into the darker corners of the world where oppression and hardship force people to make terrible decisions about their futures? In the autumn, Leeds...

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