Listen again to the story of Mother Teresa, the Albanian Catholic Christian who has helped thousands around the world in a lifetime of service. Her organisation now numbers thousands of staff.
This was broadcast on Songs of Hope in the “Christians who made a difference” segment on Sunday 13May18 at 8:40am on Southern FM 88.3
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Ossie Cruse was a Christian aboriginal who was important in seeking social justice and reconciliation for Australian aborigines. He did this without resorting to violence. Broadcast on Songs of Hope on 29Apr18. Songs of Hope website https://songsofhope883.com/
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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.
Hear again about the life of Jackie Pullinger, a Christian who has made a difference in Hong Kong. She has been showing care for drug addicts and prostitutes all her adult life. Put to air on Southern FM “Songs of Hope”, 8:45am 27Aug17
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Elizabeth Fry cared for women sentenced to transportation to Australia in the 1800s. Life story broadcast on Songs of Hope on 6Aug17. Press play to listen or download.
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 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. Press play to listen or download.