Ben Cohen

Ben is Web Editor for Tearfund. This can sometimes feel a bit like being ‘senior hairstylist for Bigfoot’ but he does his best. He writes a bunch of stories for the website, regular emails to supporters and much more besides.

Before this, he worked in radio for a spell. Personal highlights include bolting down a bacon sarnie before the Chief Rabbi arrived in the office and interviewing Sooty. He is a member of Grace alternative worship community in Ealing, where he is known for creating an entire Heavenly City out of lemon jelly (to scale, clearly).

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      People power versus plastic pollution

      Manufacturing giant Unilever has agreed to halve the amount of new plastics they use by 2025. The announcement follows Tearfund’s 2019 Rubbish Campaign, which targeted four major companies, including…

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      Changing course

      How 27 year old Natalie left a job in marketing and sailing across the Atlantic with 40 complete strangers. All to speak out about climate change.

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      What Albert did for love

      Albert would do anything for love. He followed his beloved to church every Sunday. Then he started going on Wednesdays too. That's when things got really interesting...

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      Unweaving the web

      It all began with a simple prayer in a women’s fellowship. Now Annette and her team are tackling the blight of prostitution and the sexual exploitation of children in Uganda. If you live in Kampala,…

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      Letting in the light

      If you ever journey to the remote Tanzanian district of Manyoni you will see hundreds of Fireflies. Families use Fireflies to read by, to work with and to light their way home after dark. Who knew?…

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