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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      She's got the power

      Warning: this story contains references to domestic abuse. ‘When you empower a man to escape poverty, it’s a wonderful thing,’ says Hebdavi Muhindo, Tearfund’s Programme Director for the Democratic…

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    • Ubuntu: the circle of love

      ‘Is Ubuntu the key to happiness?’ asked the Daily Mail recently. Ben Cohen investigates a centuries-old southern African word that has a powerful message for our lives in the UK. These days you can’t…

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    • Rocking the classroom

      How a group of teachers from the UK rocked a maths class in rural Zambia… with the help of Freddie Mercury and Queen. The challenges facing Zambian teachers are huge. They have few resources, little…

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    • William sat on prison cage, cross legged.

      Listen and love

      Pastor William is a prison chaplain in a detention centre in Guatemala City. He had big plans to talk to the prisoners about Jesus. God wanted him to listen first...

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