These 3 Truths Will Help You Help Others

These 3 Truths Will Help You Help Others

One of the most important truths I have learned from the last 25 years of working with people is this: We cannot change other people unless they want to change. It’s important that we remember this truth because helping people with complex problems is in itself...
‘They Shall Not Grow Old’

‘They Shall Not Grow Old’

I will never forget talking with an old school friend in the pub after he got back from the first Gulf War in 1991. He had left school at 16 and joined the Army just as I went into the final years of high school. In the gulf, he served as an officer in a tank...

Exiting Homelessness Requires an Individual Journey

My daughter and I participated recently in a “Sleep Out” event on the grounds of St James’ Church in Piccadilly in London. The event was a fundraiser for my organization, West London Mission, a Methodist nonprofit working to address homelessness in...

Overcoming Denial About Deadly Power of Religion

I was with a group of volunteers recently who have been running a night shelter for homeless people over the last eight months. They come from 13 different churches and a local synagogue in central London. As well as Christians and Jews, a significant number of...