The Bishop of London Calls for Ordinary Heroes (@Tearfund) #OrdinaryHeroes

Politics needs big ideas and less short-term thinking, says the Bishop of London, who today (16th April) launches Tearfund’s  new report and campaign, calling for a restorative economy. This is a campaign I can get behind. Watch the video, and see the rest of the press release below. The Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dr Richard Chartres said: We live in a century of mingled promise and peril. The decisions we take now and the Continue Reading →

Bloggers Take on a Tearfund Challenge in Cambodia #TFBloggers

Last year I had the privilege of visiting Uganda with Tearfund to report back on the work they are doing… I was totally sold – so great to see another team heading out, to Cambodia this time, to “see for themselves“… I’m looking forward to hearing what they get up to… This March, three UK bloggers will travel to Cambodia with Tearfund to visit communities living in poverty who are being transformed through the local Continue Reading →

Blogging with @Tearfund for #TFBloggers

Last year I went to Uganda with #TFBloggers, as we sought to share stories of the work that Tearfund does, to encourage others to support it. For 2014, there’s an opportunity for 3 more bloggers to visit Cambodia and share the work that is done there: Entries will be open from December 9th to January 5th – see the Tearfund site for how to enter. drbexl Life Explorer, HE/learning, Christian, cultural history, WW2 posters: Keep Calm Continue Reading →

#TFBloggers in @churchtimes by @davewalker

An extract from the article: That said, finding a use for my cartooning skills here has been incredibly difficult. It feels as if most cartoons, especially those involving any comparison between aspects of life in Uganda and the UK, would be inappropriate. Although, perhaps, a better cartoonist would manage it. There is plenty of humour being shared by the people, but I would need to stay longer than a week to begin to be a Continue Reading →

Syria Crisis Appeal @Tearfund

As you’ll have seen from #tfbloggers etc, I’ve been an interested supporter of Tearfund for many years, and the visit to Ogongora & other villages just strengthened that as we saw how effectively the money was put to use. There’s much debate about whether we should “just give”, but I find the idea of knowing “how” money makes a difference makes me feel like even my small contributions make a difference (is that the ego Continue Reading →

Daily Audio Reflections from #TFBloggers

Listen Here (MP3) – 5 days, around 3-4 minutes a day. We were in the dining room – that’s what blogging on the move does for you – it’s a bit raw, we were quite tired, and doing this on the hoof, but listening back to it, I think it’s great what was captured each day. See #TFBloggers page on Tearfund, and don’t forget to check out the project we saw parts of. CODEC has Continue Reading →

We Met: Grace #TFBloggers

Grace highlighted that PEP had taught her that it’s important to stand up tall as an individual, and that you are the answer to all/most of the problems that you have. Her child had some charcoal to sell, worth less than 50c, and she thought she couldn’t do anything with such a small amount of money, but was able to harvest and dry some cassava. She wanted to turn this into bread but needed some Continue Reading →