Fresh Start re-open to donations

By Anne MacKenzie (From Seeds Issue 99 – November 2020)

Although the Fresh Start warehouse at Ferry Road has been closed since March, the staff, based at the Community Hub, have been busy working with the local community serving those in need with food parcels and in many other supportive ways.

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Sustaining Hope

By Rev Fiona Bennett (From Seeds Issue 99 – November 2020)

In November worship at AUC we mark the Season of Remembrance. This season offers a time to look back at the year past, to give thanks, to acknowledge loss and to learn wisdom to equip us for the year ahead. So what do I remember looking back at this year?

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A Vision of Agape

By Rev Fiona Bennett (From Seeds Issue 97 – September 2020)

From the Gospel of Mark, chapter 12:

One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”’

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Lift the Ban

(From Seeds Issue 97 – September 2020)

The ecumenical Joint Public Issues Team is promoting a new report from the Lift the Ban coalition. It provides new evidence of the benefits of ending the ban on asylum seekers working in the UK.

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We Need to Talk About Race

By Ben Lindsay: Review by Ian Johnson (From Seeds Issue 96 – July 2020)

Are you prepared to be disturbed?

This is a book that Justin Welby said is

a must read for the UK Church. This book is shaped deeply by the gospel call for transformation: of individuals, of communities, of society at large.

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Black Lives Matter: one father’s fear

By Iain Stewart, Executive Director of the Edinburgh Interfaith Association (From Seeds Issue 96 – July 2020)

The tragic killing of George Floyd has shaken me personally and, I know, members of the Edinburgh Interfaith Association. As a father of a mixed-race child and a person of faith I identify strongly with the cause of Black Lives Matter.

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