Leeds Craftivists – January – What is Climate Justice?

Anna tells us about Climate Justice ahead of our first Leeds Craftivists meeting of 2022… Climate Justice looks at the inequality of Climate Change; acknowledging that many of the poorer nations around the world are impacted far worse by our changing climate than those of us in wealthy western countries. Climate Change is the result …

New Job – Wellbeing Practitioner

Leeds Sanctuary are looking for a Wellbeing Practitioner Leeds Sanctuary are looking for a passionate, motivated Wellbeing Practitioner to join their team. They are a relatively new organisation looking to increase their wellbeing offer through this exciting role. The initial 18 months fixed term contract will be for a 21 hour working week. About Leeds …

Flourishing

This week, Anna discusses Flourishing – a holistic, God-centred understanding of wellbeing… Flourishing is the final value of Leeds Sanctuary. This value was developed during Lockdown. We were seeing so many people struggling with their wellbeing that I started to explore wellbeing resources that might help people see themselves as a full, whole, complicated human …

What is The Enneagram?

The Enneagram is a map of nine personality types. Like all other personality typing tools, it has the danger of simplifying and “boxing” each of us up; this is a criticism I have often heard levelled at it. However, if used carefully, thoughtfully and maybe even prayerfully, it can be an incredibly insightful lifelong journey …

Climate Justice: where social justice and climate change meet

Climate Justice is the Leeds Craftivists theme for 2022. We will be exploring issues of social justice and where they intersect with the Climate Crisis. Climate Justice explores the fact that Climate Change does not impact everyone equally. We in Britain are relatively fortunate in the impact that Climate Change has on us, although we …

New Year Wellbeing Course

We are pleased to announce that we will be running a New Year Wellbeing Course starting on 11 January, at Leeds Dock. Wellbeing is a key element of the work we do here at Leeds Sanctuary. We believe in holistic wellbeing that sees the whole of you, as we know that when one area of …

Sanctuary

This week, David discusses “Sanctuary”… Sanctuary offers us both our name and one of our values at Leeds Sanctuary. Like so many words it can mean different things to different people. What then does Sanctuary mean to us as the Methodist Church in Leeds City Centre? The Rock Chapel at St Bueno’s Church, North Wales …

Always Angry?

This meditation was written and recorded for us by our friend Tim from The Blackbird Project, who runs our Monday Mindfulness sessions. The meditation is an opportunity for you to examine emotions that may feel like they are always with you, with a short focus at the start on anger as an example. It is …

Justice

This week, Anna discusses “Justice”, one of our core values at Leeds Sanctuary. The concept of “justice” has always been important to me. It has shaped my understanding of the world around me, informed the decisions I have made and helped me retain hope at times that have otherwise felt hopeless. I can remember as …

In Conclusion

“Remember that all things which happenTo you are raw materialsEndlessly fertileEndlessly yielding of thought that could changeYour life and go on doing so forever.” – Ben Okri The Anastasis Icon Is-o- lat-ed by Andreas Anastasis Take a look at the first image: it may be familiar to you as I have used it twice already. …