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Book presented to President of South Korea

Yesterday I met with Lord David Alton of Liverpool and he told me that today he is meeting with Park Geun-hye, the President of South Korea and the office’s first female incumbent. He said he would give her a copy … Continue reading

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Masterclass in fundraising from The Refugee Council

A magazine slid through my letterbox earlier this week. Inside, annoyingly, was a wodge of adverts from various organisations. My reaction was to flick through and immediately recycle them. However, one caught my eye; it was a rough brown envelope … Continue reading

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A little thought about doing the important things

I will write a longer blog post later this week but I wanted to share with you a passage from a novel I just read because it struck me as a powerful call to action: to ditch the false importance … Continue reading

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Hansard and the House of Commons

I recently learned that the book Building Bridges, which I co-authored with David Alton, was mentioned in a House of Commons session. Speaking in a debate on issues requiring attention before the summer recess, Fiona Bruce MP said the following: … Continue reading

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Competition win

For as long as I’ve been interested in writing, I’ve had the sense that I should be entering writing competitions. It would be good exercise for my literary muscles. When I meet other writers who have won competitions, I feel … Continue reading

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The week it all happens

Four days from now, on Thursday of this week, the book will be officially published. This morning I feel like I have rounded the last bend on a long journey and can see the twinkling lights of home. There are … Continue reading

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Iraq and Easter

Today is Easter Sunday, the culmination of a week of intense reflection and emotional turmoil for Christians across the world. Easter is a narrative roller-coaster, laced with bitter and subversive irony: the ‘green mile’ of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem in … Continue reading

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