Founder of an Australian Charity – Gerard Tucker

Founder of an Australian Charity – Gerard Tucker

gerard-tucker_thumb.jpgOur “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.

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Jackie Pullinger helps drug addicts

Jackie Pullinger helps drug addicts

Jackie Pullinger

Jackie Pullinger

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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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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