Church and Christian responses to the Coronavirus Pandemic in Leeds
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Posted on: 6th January 2022

As we welcome in 2022 and look ahead to our continuing journey of learning and engagement in Leeds city life, we would like to draw your attention to a co-authored report, Title: Church and Christian Responses to the Coronavirus Pandemic in Leeds.

This summary report gives an overview of the ways churches, charities and individuals have met the challenges posed by the pandemic environment in personal, spiritual and professional terms. It includes case studies from churches and charities including St George’s Crypt, New Life Community Church and St Mary’s, Beeston, as well as reflections on prophetic mission and social action, including the perspectives of Christians in the NHS, care homes and those working in business.
The report also signposts hope for change and recovery in a post pandemic environment. A key part of our hope is through staying connected and being mutually supportive in the face of adversity, and drawing on spiritual and religious resources in our response to challenge and change.

To this end, we would also like to invite you to the virtual, Movement for Recovery and Change in Leeds event to talk, think and pray about our calling and mission and to share opportunistic visions of hope on moving forward together.  The event will include a presentation on the report and the opportunity to discuss its findings. You can book on to this event taking place on 15th February at 7.45pm here:
Dr Helen Reid, Director Leeds Church Instituteon behalf of the co-authors:
Paul Lancaster, Hope for the Nations
Andrew Ormond, St George’s Crypt
Dave Paterson, Unity Poverty Action
Revd Roger Quick, St George’s Crypt
Dr Helen Reid, Leeds Church Institute
Dr Jo Sadgrove, in a personal capacity
Revd Kerry Tankard, Yorkshire West Methodist District

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