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An Out of the Ordinary Christmas – student communities and helpers

This week, Tim reflects on his work with students across the University of Leeds campuses, highlighting the valuable work of It's Our Day, who run the student Breakfast Club we partner on. You can find out more about It's Our Day here: It's Our Day | Promote. Prevent. Pressure. (itsourday.org.uk)

Flourishing

Enneagram Retreat Day: The Enneagram in the Home

With a New Year comes a new series of Enneagram Retreat Days! In 2024, we will be hosting Enneagram Days focusing on Home, Sub-types, and Prayer & Spirituality. Images read: Enneagram Retreat: Enneagram in the Home. How can understanding the Enneagram support our closest relationships? Deepen understanding of yourself; deepen understanding of your loved ones;… Continue reading Enneagram Retreat Day: The Enneagram in the Home

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The Leeds Sanctuary Podcast: Justice – Asylum and Sanctuary

Thanks for choosing the Leeds Sanctuary podcast! This is our "Justice" stream, and in this episode, Anna has a conversation with Mary Brandon of Asylum Matters, Emma Temple of Leeds Craftivists, and Anne, Wan, Ali and Sithembile, campaigners with lived experience the asylum system (names have been changed). They discuss the challenges of the UK… Continue reading The Leeds Sanctuary Podcast: Justice – Asylum and Sanctuary

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An Out of the Ordinary Christmas – consistency and change

Today, Sam tells us about where she's found something "Out of the Ordinary" in Leeds... "My "out of the ordinary" part of Leeds is the view from the top of Royal Park Road in Hyde Park.  It always takes my breath away as I walk my dog around Woodhouse Moor. I find myself on the… Continue reading An Out of the Ordinary Christmas – consistency and change

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An Out of the Ordinary Christmas – God’s extraordinary love

This week, Emily shares her reflections on walking down Boar Lane: "I usually start my day in the office quite early and it’s amazing what you notice when the city is a bit quieter. As I walk down Boar Lane towards our office on The Calls, I find myself thinking about all of the things… Continue reading An Out of the Ordinary Christmas – God’s extraordinary love

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The Leeds Sanctuary Podcast: Sanctuary – Churches as Sanctuary Spaces

Thanks for choosing the Leeds Sanctuary podcast! This is our "Sanctuary" stream, and in this episode, Emily talks to Russell Trudgen and Dora deGraft Aidoo of Arctic Associates. Dora and Russell share their experience of working with local churches to maintain a sense of sanctuary, ensuring the building is able to serve it's local communities… Continue reading The Leeds Sanctuary Podcast: Sanctuary – Churches as Sanctuary Spaces

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An Out of the Ordinary Christmas – A Meditation for Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary

This Leeds Sanctuary meditation was recorded to encourage you to take time to savour waiting, looking for the extraordinary in the ordinary. If you've enjoyed this meditation, take a look at our Christmas events and regular communities - we'd love to see you soon! https://soundcloud.com/leedssanctuary/god-in-the-ordinary-meditation Music is Relaxing Piano Music by Kevin MacLeod on a… Continue reading An Out of the Ordinary Christmas – A Meditation for Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary

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The Leeds Sanctuary Podcast: Justice – International Conflict and Local Communities

Thanks for choosing the Leeds Sanctuary podcast! This is our "Justice" stream, and in this special episode, Anna was joined by Simon Philips, Interfaith Director for the Jewish Representative Council and Vice-Chair of Leeds Faith Forum, and Kaneez Khan, Interfaith and Communities Coordinator for Wellsprings Together. Simon and Kaneez each share how the current conflict… Continue reading The Leeds Sanctuary Podcast: Justice – International Conflict and Local Communities

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An Out of the Ordinary Christmas – a prayer of gratitude and hope

This Christmas, we have asked people from our local networks and communities to share with us where they find something extraordinary in our ordinary Leeds! In this first reflection, our friend Andrew Lightowler shares a photo and a prayer of gratitude and hope. "I am so grateful to be living in Leeds. This one has… Continue reading An Out of the Ordinary Christmas – a prayer of gratitude and hope