November, 2012

Shaping Zimbabwe’s Future- young leaders in action

Friday, November 30th, 2012

This is the first in a series of blogs that take you behind the scenes to see where your Christmas EVERYTHING IN COMMON gifts are at work around the world, changing people’s lives and shaping communities’ futures.  #1  The future is NOW in Zimbabwe:  young leaders in action. Until recently under the leadership of Robert […]  

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Hope is all around… November E-news

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

In this issue:  Midwifery students take final exams | Giving from the heart | The unexpected connection – InSolidarity in India | Fish on the menu this Christmas | We’ve got Everything in Common – the GIFT STALL! Midwifery students take final exams “I never saw a baby delivered until my first practical. There I was told to take care of that mother. Another midwife was standing next... Read More »

Timor Leste – 23 years on

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

It was October 1989 when I first visited East Timor. The country was under Indonesian military rule and the local community lived in fear. Closeted references to the “orang hutan” (the Timorese resistance living in the mountains) gave people a sense of hope. But everyone had to be careful. I remember being stopped at a […]  

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3 reasons to visit India- with your children…

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Brydie celebrated our arrival in Kolkata by vomiting.  She does that.  She’s six and it’s just travel sickness, nothing personal.  (It did, however, speed us through the line in Customs as has been the case in three other countries we’ve visited.  Handy.) We’ve just arrived home from India where our two girls and our friend […]  

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Listening to the voices of women

Monday, November 5th, 2012

A few weeks ago my wife and I trudged down a maze of narrow laneways in a run-down, slightly seedy part of Norwich. We were not sure where we were going and you could be forgiven for thinking this was an odd way to have a holiday! Our mission was to find the little Church […]  

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