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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      Common ground

      How the beautiful game has found a beautiful job in Lebanon: building peace and community in the place of division and suspicion.

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      Next to Godliness

      Some people are never without their fitness trackers. Zargul from rural Afghanistan has a ‘wellness tracker’ and she keeps it in her pocket. ‘I carry soap with me. I wash my hands three times: before…

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      Second honeymoon

      Samuel and Marie from Sierra Leone were having a rocky start to their marriage. Then they learned something that changed everything.

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