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Walk a mile in the other person’s shoes

When I was about 5 years old my aunt took me to visit her step sister at Christmas time. It was a couple of years after the Second World War had ended. Food, money and goods of all kinds were ...

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The 4 Most Inspirational Michael Jackson Songs

Michael Jackson, as a person, divided the world. As a musician, his aim was to unite the world as one. Love him or hate him, much of his music was, and remains today, some of the most inspirational music and lyrics ...

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Terrorist Attacks in Paris: ISIL Claim Responsibility

We would like to offer our sympathy to those affected by the recent string of terrorist attacks in Paris, where at least 128 people were killed by members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). We are devastated ...

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Today I was visited by a Jehovah’s Witness

Just this morning there was a knock at the door. On my doorstep sporting giant grins stood a lovely young couple – man and wife – and I instantly knew I was being visited by Jehovah’s Witnesses. Sporting a newsletter-style ...

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Why I’m Donating Every Month

For a long time I’ve wanted to work towards giving away half my income to those who need it more than I do. The philosopher Peter Singer has had a big role in this goal, especially his book ‘The Life ...

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Precious Time

by Victoria Garside My Mother recently stumbled across some of my writing from around 8 or 10 years ago, which I thought I would share with you all. I wrote it once upon a time after a train journey that ...

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Meet Jenny!

Meet Jenny. She’s a 25 year old nurse, living with her son and husband in Hong Kong. Jenny was born in China and grew up in a 20m2 apartment with her younger brother and mother. Her mother worked as an ...

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The West has money Wired

Will Barclays close off Somalia’s money transfers? When I need to manage my finances, I simply logon to my internet banking and move my money around virtually. Even between two different banks I have seen instantaneous transactions happen before my ...

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