Listen again to the story of St Benedict, the Christian who encouraged meditation and monasticism and gave it structure and form. He increased devotion to God and gave Europe spiritual power. Broadcast on Songs of Hope on 14Jan18
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Listen again to the story of scientist and Christian, Ronald Ross. He discovered the cause of malaria and how it is transmitted to animals. This opened the way to fighting the disease and saving millions of lives. Broadcast on 7Jan18
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Listen again to the story of Mike Baird, recent NSW premier. Story presented on Songs of Hope on 5Nov17 in “Christians who made a diference”. Story written by E Carr
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Henry Holden founded the motor car industry in Australia, making 34,000 motor car bodies in 1925 and employing 2600 workers. All the main car manufacturers in Australia used his car bodies. He died in 1926 and his son Edward Holden took over the reins. Eventually in 1948 Australia produced its first 100% Australian made car. Listen again to the story of Henry Holden below. Broadcast on Songs of Hope on 22Oct17 on Southern FM 88.3. Click the play button for the audio
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Our “Christian who has made a difference” this week was an Aussie who failed in three jobs. He also failed some academic exams due to nervousness. But he went on to help the poor in Melbourne during the Great Depression, and to found the successful social welfare agency the “Brotherhood of St Lawrence”. He is Gerard Tucker. Listen again to his story, broadcast on “Songs of Hope” at 8:45am on 15Oct17.
William Guthrie Spence
Listen again to the story of William Guthrie Spence. He was a key founder of Australia’s biggest union, the AWU, and a key founder of the Australian Labour Party. He was a devout Christian, and saw defending workers as the work of Christ. Broadcast on Southern FM 88.3 on Songs of Hope on 24 Septermber 2017.
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Usain Bolt has been a running legend for years, winning the triple triple at Olympics. He is also a keen Christian. Hear his story in 5 minutes. Broadcast on Songs of Hope yesterday 20Aug17