Leeds Green Heart Campaign 2021

This November world leaders are meeting to discuss climate change and what commitments they are making to cut their nation’s carbon footprint. This is vital to the future of the whole world. The meeting is in Glasgow so the perfect opportunity for UK leaders to make a stand in support of radical action on Climate …

Wonder

"Wonder is a sense of awe or astonishment. It can come to us at the most unexpected of times, this morning I was by the river  as the snow fell around me and I felt a sense of wonder for its beauty and its bitter chill....In this time that is dark and cold physically and …

Broken Beauty

“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” (St Paul) The quote above was in last week’s meditation and it started me thinking about the idea of imperfection as beauty. The first image here shows a mended bowl using the Japanese concept of Kintsugi, the ‘art of precious scars’. When the …

Craftivism for policy change

The Leeds Craftivists group meet monthly on Zoom to be creative together and make change happen through their craft. Sign up to join us on Monday 1st March, 7.30-9pm when we will be focusing on policy change through the CEE bill. The CEE bill is a vital and groundbreaking bill currently going through parliament. Leeds …

Daily Struggle

‘Hearken to my weary voice, O God. I am your friend & co-conspirator in the struggle for a new world.’ (Activist’s Prayer) Take a look at the first picture. This is called Vision of the Sermon (Jacob wrestling with the Angel) by Van Gogh. This picture is based on the biblical story of Jacob, who ran …

Climate Craftivism 2021

The wonderful Leeds Craftivist group meet every month and are planning a city wide campaign ahead of COP26 in 2021! City wide campaign Are you part of a community group? Do you want to make your voice heard on climate change? Please take part in our green heart action this year. We are asking people …

Ethical fashion and craftivism

The Leeds Craftivism group are a creative bunch who meet every month and this year we are focusing on climate change in many different areas of our life. Join us on Monday 12th April, 7.30-9pm to learn, chat and get creative together about ethical fashion! In April we are talking about all things ethical fashion. …

Eco-gardening and craftivism

The Leeds Craftivists group meet monthly on Zoom to be creative together and make change happen through their craft. At the start of Feb we met to make origami seedling pots and heard about the importance of peatlands in carbon capture. This year we are focusing all our efforts on climate change ahead of COP26. …

Beginners mind: mindfulness pillar 3

A podcast introducing us to the pillars of mindfulness. This is the third pillar which is Beginners Mind, Tim of Blackbird Mindfulness encourages us to stay open to wonder and opportunities. These podcasts give each of us the chance to try something new or advance and develop our mindfulness practice. https://soundcloud.com/leedsmethodistmission/beginners-mind To start from the …

Rhythm and ritual

‘Your daily life is your temple and religion. When you enter into it take with you your all.’ (Kahlil Gibran) Take a look at the first picture. This is a picture of our advent ring in the second week of advent. Every year I save our Christmas wreath and then use it for our advent …