I recently had the huge privilege of contributing to a new book called Hope Rising 365. It was written to and for young women as a daily reminder that they are loved and there is a deeper hope. The book,... More

You may not have even heard of county lines, or if you have you may be inclined to think it isn’t relevant... More

My friend Lucy is one of the kindest people I know. A short time after we met I remember thinking there was something different about her, but I couldn’t put my finger on what it was. Then one day when... More

“I had scored 92 per cent in my 9th standard exams,” says 14-year-old Navya*, “but I could not continue my studies since I was working at the farm.”Navya was kept away from a brilliant future in school... More

I’m still buzzing from Flame 2019 and I wish I didn’t have to wait another two years for the next one. Not only because two years seems too long, but because I’ll also be two years further away from the... More

A few Lents ago, rather than giving up chocolate, alcohol or sweet treats, I opted to abstain from something which, at the time, seemed an easy option: being negative. No complaining, no speaking badly... More

The Bible seems to have all but disappeared in today’s culture, and our youth and children’s groups often... More

Ever heard of the Salem Witch Trials? Between February 1692 and May 1693 more than 200 people were accused of witchcraft in the small colonial town of Salem, and it’s surrounding villages. 19 people were... More

At this time of year when pancakes are likely to be on the menu and chocolate eggs are everywhere in the shops, it is heart-breaking to know that one in eight of British adults worry about being able to... More

In 2015, the images of three London schoolgirls passing through airport security on their way to Syria were all over the news for weeks. At that time, I was working in another secondary school in East... More