Working for a just world is a key aim of LMM. We want to create spaces for learning and reflection as well as gently encouraging action. We support groups, individuals and campaigns to bring justice to our city of Leeds but also our nation and world. We are exploring reflection and creative forms of activism.
Along with Leeds Church Institute we run a series of events that explore a different issue of social justice each time. We work on the structure learn, reflect, discuss then take a gentle and encouraging form of action on that topic. We believe angry forms of activism have their place but want to create different spaces to show that everyone can work for justice using the gifts and interests they have. Keep an eye on our Events section to find out what is next.
You can read about some of our previous actions:
We passionately believe climate change is a huge threat to our world today. We have been or are involved in various events and workshops to bring people together around this emotive and important topic.
We have created a worship resource that you can use to reflect at home.
We also encourage people to take part in the #Showthelove campaign by sewing, crocheting, knitting or paper folding a green heart.
We have Facebook group for people of faith passionate about the climate.
The Craftivist Collective is an organisation that encourages gentle forms of activism and have been really influential in our thinking. As the name suggests they recommend craft as a form of activism as it is mindful and soothing as well as an effective agent for change.
If you would be interested in being part of a group of craftivists get in touch with Anna: firstname.lastname@example.org, 07903755995.