In the second of our 'Fruits of the Spirit' blogs, Vanessa Brown of InterACT (www.interact.uk.net) reflects on Joy...
Welcome to the LCCT blog.
Members and friends of LCCT are regularly invited to write short reflective pieces on their work, mission, vocation and life in the city. These blog entries are sent out with our regular Project Development News and are recorded here for posterity.
Community Organising is a discipline developed in Chicago in the 1930's that is now practised in, (and transforming), communities across the world.
This documentary shows the transforming effect Community Organising can have in an area, on issues, on relationships and for the individuals involved.
Inspired by friends in Manchester, over the next nine months the LCCT blog is going to contain various friends of LCCT reflecting on the Fruits of the Spirit in relation to mission in Leeds. The first of the Fruits is Love (Galatians 5: 22-23). In the blog below Mike Love from Together for Peace reflects on Love in the public sphere...
This video was filmed at a recent BettaKultcha in Leeds. BettaKultcha is an evening of short presentations accompanied by a slide show of images with audience members able to have 5 minutes to talk about pretty much whatever they want. This film is a moving 5 minute presentation by Emma Sutton about an experience and relationship that began through volunteering...
Last July our family received an invitation to attend the dedication of the memorial which has been erected in the gardens of the Natural History Museum in London. A large block of granite which has been inscribed with the names of the 151 British citizens who lost their lives – unexpectedly and tragically - in the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami. Our younger son, Jonathan, was among those who died.
This Surfing the Waves of Change animation below explores the idea of community resilience. Using the metaphor of a surfer to explain how communities can make themselves more resilient in these changing times, the film explore the different elements that could lead to more resiliance for our communities.
In this short video from the Parish Collective, Brenda Salter McNeil talks about the end of super-star ministry and the emergance of collective ministries that have the potential of linking towards a wider movement of God.
This month's blog entry comes from the Leeds Faith in Schools team who, istead of a written entry, have created a short video to help us reflect on the theme of generosity.
At the height of the financial crisis two years ago, Gordon Brown declared that "markets need morals". Of course, our former Prime Minister will understand his own words as paradoxical. Adam Smith's "invisible hand of the market" is amoral; how could it be anything else? It was not, for instance, the market that generated financial meltdown, it was people - profiteering players in the banking sector; lax overlords at the FSA and Bank of England; and reckless borrowers like you and me. We together shaped a money mélange which has still to settle into some sort of economic order.
The Journey Begins
The evening of Thursday 11th November 2010 saw hundreds of people from all walks of life unite to mark the launch of our aim for Leeds to become a City of Sanctuary.