Justice

Leeds Craftivists make blanket statement

We’re so excited to share that Leeds Craftivists have completed their first quarterly campaign for 2022/ 23, on the topic of the Cost of Living Crisis. True to form, the Craftivists aimed to create something hopeful and impactful, which in this case was a blanket. The group received 150 unique blanket squares from people attending… Continue reading Leeds Craftivists make blanket statement

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The Leeds Sanctuary Podcast: Justice – The Cost of Living Crisis in Leeds

This week's podcast is a conversation between Anna and Revd Heston Groenewald of All Hallows Church about the Cost of Living Crisis and the effect it's having on communities local to us in Leeds. All Hallows Church is the home of Rainbow Junktion, which runs a community cafe and food share in the Hyde Park… Continue reading The Leeds Sanctuary Podcast: Justice – The Cost of Living Crisis in Leeds

Justice, Leeds Sanctuary

The Leeds Sanctuary Podcast: Justice – The Cost of Living Crisis

We are so excited to be relaunching our podcast this month. Every two weeks, we'll be releasing a new podcast relating to one of our core values, beginning with "Justice". This "Justice" episode is hosted by Anna and is a discussion with Hannah Fremont-Brown of the Joint Public Issues Team (JPIT) on The Cost of… Continue reading The Leeds Sanctuary Podcast: Justice – The Cost of Living Crisis

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Leeds Craftivists: Cost of Living Campaign

This Autumn/Winter the Leeds Craftivists are campaigning on the Cost of Living Crisis. We will be asking for a sustainable, reliable future by asking for more investment in renewable energy. To find out more about why this is our "ask", watch this video of Alice Garvey from our campaign launch: If you want to take… Continue reading Leeds Craftivists: Cost of Living Campaign

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Gaia: Hope and Despair

by Rubina Rashid at Leeds Church Institute Leeds Church Institute and Leeds Sanctuary will be hosting an immersive evening of diverse voices and creative responses to climate change with the unique "Gaia" artwork installation as the backdrop. During this event taking place during Interfaith Week, you are invited to hear from a range of community… Continue reading Gaia: Hope and Despair

Encounter

Creation

O Lord my God! When I in awesome wonderconsider all the works thy hand hath made,I see the stars, I hear the mighty thunder,thy power throughout the universe displayed;Carl Gustaf Boberg (1856-1940) tr. from the Russian by Stuart Wesley Keene Hine (1899-1989)© Copyright 1953 Stuart K Hine Trust/Kingsway’s Thankyou Music This verse is from a… Continue reading Creation

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July Craftivists: Housing Inequality and Climate Change

Written by Emma Temple This month, Leeds Craftivists explored how Climate Activism begins at home. We’re in the midst of a housing crisis. Unaffordable homes and rocketing energy bills are exposing how the way we live is quickly becoming financially unsustainable for most of us. On the other side of the same coin, the way… Continue reading July Craftivists: Housing Inequality and Climate Change

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Leeds Craftivists: Peace and Climate

On Monday, Leeds Craftivists met to discuss this month's Climate Justice topic, "Peace and Climate". We heard from one of our leaders, Emma, and you can catch up by watching the video below: https://youtu.be/44qIF9IVGQI We would like to encourage you to write a letter to Peter Harrison, CEO of Schroders, and you can download a… Continue reading Leeds Craftivists: Peace and Climate

Flourishing, Justice

Racial Justice Sunday

This sermon was taken from the Churches Together in Britain and Ireland Resource Pack for Racial Justice Sunday, and our thanks go to all of the individuals and churches who collaborated on this fantastic resource. We are all one in Christ, or are we? (Ephesians 2:19-22)Revd Mandy Ralph, Minister, Church of Scotland In life, if… Continue reading Racial Justice Sunday

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Leeds Craftivists – Repair, Reduce and Re-Use

This month the theme for Leeds Craftivists was ‘Repair, reduce and reuse’. Ed Carlisle came to speak to us about local community approaches to embracing a sustainable lifestyle. He spoke about many community activities in South Leeds that have made repairing and reducing more widespread, such as Repair Café, Bike fixing and community den building.… Continue reading Leeds Craftivists – Repair, Reduce and Re-Use