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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      Comfort and joy

      Even a short wait for the loo can feel like an eternity. For the women of Sangtu Miana in Afghanistan, the wait could last a very long time.

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      Rebel with a cause

      Tita was always a rebel. Now, with God in charge, she’s a rebel with a cause. She’s dedicated her life to serving the children of Central America’s largest slum.

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      Latin lessons for a migrant crisis

      Is the refugee my neighbour? It’s the question being put to Christians across Latin America, as the continent faces a major refugee and migrant crisis. When you hear the words ‘migrant crisis’, what…

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      Organ donor

      Tearfund supporter marks his 70th birthday by playing 70 different pipe organs in 70 different churches – from Penzance to Norway. And he raises lots of money for Tearfund.

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      The power of simple things

      Life can be complicated sometimes. However, it’s often the simplest things that stand out – that make the deepest impression in our lives. That little word of thanks, the tiniest gift given in…

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