Rock Star (Bono)

Rock Star (Bono)

Listen to the story of Irish rock star Bono Vox. This was broadcast on Songs of Hope on 16Jul17. Press play to listen or download. Story written by Vic Campbell of VC Media

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Christian social reformer (Earl of Shaftesbury)

Christian social reformer (Earl of Shaftesbury)

The Earl of Shaftesbury stopped exploitation of child labour in English factories. He was a key Christian social reformer in the 19th century. He has enriched our lives in the Christian west greatly. Broadcast on 9Jul17 on Songs of Hope on Southern FM. Press play to listen or download

Australian starts micro-loans (David Bussau)

Australian starts micro-loans (David Bussau)

Australian David Bussau pioneered micro-loans to poverty stricken families, firstly in Indonesia and then in other countries. He set up a bank to provide those micro-loans. He has lifted at least 20 million third world people out of poverty. His name is David Bussau. Broadcast on 4Jun17.

Barnett got rid of Melbourne slums

Listen again to the story of Oswald Barnett. He was the devout Christian who worked to help the poor in the slums of Melbourne in the early 1900s. He was instrumental in founding the Housing Commission and moving slum dwellers into good accommodation. Broadcast on Songs of  Hope on 21May17.

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Started feminist movement (J Butler)

Started feminist movement (J Butler)

josephine-butler-08.jpg Josephine Butler

Listen again to the story of Josephine Butler, the beautiful British lady who fought for poor women’s rights in Britain in the 19th century. She launched the feminist movement. Talk time is 5 minutes. Broadcast on Songs of Hope on Southern fm 88.3 on Sunday 7May17

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Christians in ancient Rome

In todays (2Mar17) “Christians who made a difference” Rod Carr talked about Christians in ancient Rome, and the difference they made. The podcast of this story is below.

Click the video play button or right click download to download. Play time is 4 minutes