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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...

‘Picking fruit on the Feast of the Transfiguration’

‘Picking fruit on the Feast of the Transfiguration’

Our Poet Theologian, Hannah Stone, reflects on the rich topics discussed at the first  'Meet the poet' drop in event on zoom last week and shares her beautiful poem 'Picking fruit on the Feast of the Transfiguration’ set to music by Matthew Oglesby, in a beautiful...

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.  ...

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