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We’re talking rubbish!

In our new campaign for Spring 2024, we’re talking rubbish! We want to see food waste collection offered to everyone in Leeds. That would help every household do their bit to reduce emissions and create a more sustainable food system. This week a new fund was announced by DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food and Rural… Continue reading We’re talking rubbish!

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The Leeds Sanctuary Podcast: Sanctuary – Inclusive Language

In this week's episode, Emily talks to our Universities Chaplain, Revd Tim Nicholls, and Fiona Fidgin from the Communications Team of the Methodist Church about Inclusive Language. They ask, how can the language we use in reference to God help or hinder our understanding of God? https://soundcloud.com/leedssanctuary/sanctuary-march-2024/s-bb7FuYqaSs3?si=a62137e066a24bb4aa04bd0e20554732&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing This podcast will become available from Thursday 04… Continue reading The Leeds Sanctuary Podcast: Sanctuary – Inclusive Language

Encounter

Sketch Walk: Pentecost and The Upper Room

Our second Sketch Walk of 2024, in collaboration with Leeds Church Institute and Sketch Club Social, will be on Pentecost and The Upper Room. Unlike previous Sketch Walks, we'll be meeting at lunchtime, gathering at Leeds Kirkgate Market at 12.30pm on Tuesday 14 May. As always though, the Walk will be a great opportunity to… Continue reading Sketch Walk: Pentecost and The Upper Room

Flourishing

Finding your tribe

How can we make friends as adults? Sam shares some top tips... In his book, "Friends: understanding the power of our most important relationships", Robin Dunbar shares seven traits that we look for when we make friends: The same language (or dialect) Growing up in the same location Having the same educational or career experience… Continue reading Finding your tribe

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Healthy Sleep

In this blog, Sam consolidates some useful tips for healthy sleep. For more in-depth information, visit www.sleepfoundation.org ... It’s well-established that sleep is essential to our physical and mental health. But despite its importance, many people find hemselves regularly deprived of qualitysleep, and are notably sleepy during the day. Healthy sleeping habits are known as… Continue reading Healthy Sleep

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Glass half full or glass half empty?

Our Wellbeing Practitioner, Sam, shares an updated reflection on Toxic Thinking... We have millions of thoughts every day.  Some of them are negative, some positive and most of them are just slightly boring and neutral like “what shall I have for dinner?”.  Thoughts only become toxic when we get stuck in a way of thinking… Continue reading Glass half full or glass half empty?

Justice

The Leeds Sanctuary Podcast – Justice: Public Transport

Thanks for choosing the Leeds Sanctuary podcast! This is our "Justice" stream, and in this episode, Anna talks to Matthew Topham of We Own It, an organisation that campaigns for public ownership. Matthew is Lead Campaigner for Better Buses in West Yorkshire, a campaign which Leeds Craftivists have contributed to in January, February and March… Continue reading The Leeds Sanctuary Podcast – Justice: Public Transport

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The Leeds Sanctuary Podcast – Encounter: Encounters in Community Organising

Thanks for choosing the Leeds Sanctuary podcast! This is our "Encounter" stream, and in this episode, David sits down with Becky Howcroft, a Community Organiser with Citizens UK, and Anna Bland, our Team Leader who is also the Co-Chair of Citizens in Leeds. Becky and Anna share what they love about community organising, the intersection… Continue reading The Leeds Sanctuary Podcast – Encounter: Encounters in Community Organising