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A comment on UK aid

Should the UK provide humanitarian and development assistance to other countries? Speaking at the Wellcome Collection last week in London, Development secretary Penny Mordaunt said: “Britain stands for free trade and cooperation, the rule of law, justice and human rights. We believe in bravery, in service and in sacrifice. We believe in the potential of […]

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A response to Penny Mordaunt’s comments on UK foreign aid

This week, the newly appointed International Development Secretary, Penny Mordaunt MP, has said that the UK aid budget should be allocated to “issues the British public care about passionately” and that best serve the UK’s “national interest”. She also stated that the UK might cut aid to developing countries that fail to invest in their […]

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New Year resolutions – Faith and the Sustainable Development Goals

For many, the world in which they live is a better place than it has been for many years. Never have women been more likely to survive giving birth to a child. There are fewer children under the age of five dying because of treatable and preventable diseases. And more people have been taken out […]

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Is there hope for Zimbabwe?

When was the last time we heard anything good about Zimbabwe? The media have reported nothing but anguish and hardship. There seems to be an endless stream of headlines telling tales of misrule, persecution, hyperinflation, food shortages, droughts, floods, a decrepit health system, corruption and general despair. And all that is true. But there is […]

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Health and sickness in a changing world

If we don’t feel very well, we may stay at home or take a day off work. ‘Sick leave’ can be a generous provision for many employees. The Office for National Statistics estimated that 137.3 million working days were lost due to sickness or injury in the UK in 2016:  equivalent to 4.3 days per […]

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Finding ‘home’: The issue of displacement

What does the word ‘home’ mean to you? There might be many responses to this question depending on your experiences, from ‘warm and welcoming’ to ‘cold and callous’. But for many in the world today they have no home at all. According to the UN more than 65 million have been forcibly displaced from their […]

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All We Can Christmas message

All We Can’s CEO Maurice Adams shares a Christmas message. We wish you all a peaceful Christmas and a happy 2017.

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Love your neighbour

Maurice Adams, All We Can’s Chief Executive Officer, reflects on his recent visit to Jordan and the Biblical mandate for compassion towards the ‘stranger in our land’.

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