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“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...

Why do Christians participate in Pride?

Why do Christians participate in Pride?

Anthea Colledge, in partnership with Leeds Church Institute (LCI), the White Rose College of Arts and Humanities (WRoCAH) and the University of Leeds conducted some research into why Christian individuals, Churches and groups choose to have a visible presence at the...

Can cities be good, and green?

Can cities be good, and green?

Wednesday 12th September 2018 sees Green Party co-leader Jonathan Bartley delivering the annual Hook Lecture at Leeds Minster. Here, Ed Carlisle, Parliamentary and Council candidate with the Green Party in Central Leeds, prepares for Jonathan Bartley’s visit by...

A city of our dreams?

A city of our dreams?

By Helen Reid Director of the Leeds Church Institute It is estimated that globally over one billion people and rising are living in ‘shanty town’ contexts. As Miles Davis writes, twenty-first-century cities [R]ather than being made of glass and steel as envisioned by...

Loving in Absence

Loving in Absence

By Lawrence Cockrill The saying goes ‘the only things that are guaranteed in life are death and taxes’. Loss and grief are near universal experiences and there are few of us who have not lost a friend or loved one at some time. In Leeds, and in Britain as a whole, we...

Wild City Retreat – Reflecting on the Ecocycle

Wild City Retreat – Reflecting on the Ecocycle

Shaeron Caton-Rose reflects on the Easter Wild City Retreat.  We are all part of a cycle, life is not a straight line from beginning to end, it is a loop which encompasses both what we see as positive experiences and those we find more difficult. Birth, growth,...

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