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Conversations on Faith and Equality
58 minutes | Jul 27, 2022
Children in Care and Orphanages
We talk about the care system in the UK, orphanages, voluntary tourisms impact on orphanages, the impact of the war in Ukraine on orphanages. Ruth a social worker in the UK and Sophie works for an international charity Hope and Homes for Children - https://www.hopeandhomes.org/. Ruth talks about growing up with her family running a children home and the work she does now for children in care. Sophie's charity aims to end institutional care and she explains how they do that and the reality of orphanages around the world as well as the work they are doing right not in the Ukraine with orphanages. On a side note I have entered a podcast competition. If you vote for me I would be so so grateful. Details are below: https://www.podcastawards.com/app/signup 1. Follow the link 2. Put your name email etc into the form 3. Verify you email (in your own email) 4. Follow the link again and go down to the 'Religion and Spirituality' section 5. Select 'Conversations on Faith and Equality'
26 minutes | Jun 17, 2022
Where have we got to?
A little bit of a reflection on the last 3 years. Thinking about what has changed but what we still need to think about to have better equality and compassion towards one another.
52 minutes | Apr 23, 2022
Emily Chalke - Human Trafficking
Emily lived in the red light district in Bangkok for 5 years working with women exploited by the sex industry and helping many to escape. She then came back to the UK and started Ella's. Ella's Provides support and housing in London for women who have survived human trafficking and sexual exploitation. For more information on Ella's visit ellas.org.uk
49 minutes | Apr 2, 2022
Sue Hopkinson - Autism
Sue Hopkinson is the mother of Alex who was on a previous episode. She raised Alex on her own, has battled breast cancer and has been working with neurologically diverse children even before Alex was born. She is an amazing and inspiring woman.
57 minutes | Feb 28, 2022
Anneka Wallington Founder of the brand Recognised
Anneka started the beautiful jewellery brand Recognised. She started the business with her husband and she has since won Young Buisness Woman of the Year. The brand supports causes such mental health, loneliness and human trafficking but the key part of it is recognising where people are at. We talk about the tory of Recognised and the importance of recognising peoples pain and struggles. We also talk about what it's like being a female founder and entrepreneur.
63 minutes | Nov 22, 2021
Emma Waring - Psychosexual Nurse Therapist
Em is a nurse and psychosexual therapist with a private clinic in London. She has been working in the field of sexual therapy for over 20 years. She is an expert in her field. She has written a book called Seasons of Sex and Intimacy. We talk about how she got into the field, problems she sees, we talk about the episode The Things We Do To Women on the podcast The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill. We talk about inequalities in sex and relationships.
59 minutes | Jul 29, 2021
Alex Hopkinson & Louise Detain - L'Arche and Learning Disabilities
Talking about life with a learning disability, the L'Arche community, covid for those with learning disability and how the community has coped with the revelations of abuse by its former leader Jean Vanier.
59 minutes | Jun 25, 2021
Hope Virgo - Eating Disorders
Hope is an author and an award winning advocate for people with eating disorders. She spearheaded the #DumpTheScales campaign calling on the government to review the eating disorder guidance delivered by clinicians. We talked about her own journey and struggles with anorexia, her faith and how we as a society we can better support those with eating disorders.
43 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
Jenny Costa, Rubies in the Rubble Founder- Food Waste
Chat with Jenny the CEO and founder of the award winning food waste brand Rubies in the Rubble. Jenny is an inspiring leader who started the brand as a result of her passion to fight food waste. We talk about how she has found starting and the running the business particularly during Covid as well as getting into the facts, issues and possible solutions around food waste.
62 minutes | May 11, 2021
Ruth Yimika Afolabi - Faith, Fashion and Feminism
Chatting to the inspiring Founder and CEO of the magazine and brand Magnify on where faith, fashion and feminism compliment and conflict with one another. How she started Magnify and some of the challenges she has faced and her own experience of racism.
62 minutes | Apr 15, 2021
Tyson Douglas - Racism
Tyson speaks brilliantly on the subject of race through giving his own experience and how he sees things in light of the George Floyd killing and the Black Lives Matter protests last summer. He is an actor, model, boxer and producer. He is from East London. We talk about tokenism, being in a mixed race relationship, the police and what he thought about the response to Black Lives Matter protests.
44 minutes | Mar 15, 2021
Anna Smith - Motherhood
Hearing from Anna Smith about raising 6 kids, working out equality in a marriage when the roles are different and what to do when society doesn't always value your role as a parent. Plus brilliant parenting advice. She is passionate about the role of raising children and an inspiration to hear from on the subject of motherhood.
57 minutes | Feb 22, 2021
Lizanne Gumbel QC and Rev'd Nicky Gumbel - my Dad and my aunt.
Speaking to two of the most driven and successful people I know who happen to be my Dad and his one and only sister, Lizanne Gumbel QC. Lizanne is one of the top barristers in the UK supporting some of the most vulnerable clients from child and sexual abuse to the most catastrophic personal injury cases. She has acted on behalf of those abused by Jimmy Saville and Harvey Weinstein. We talked about their childhood and what made them so dedicated to the different work they do. This is the first interview they have ever done together.
52 minutes | Dec 23, 2020
Isaac Borquaye/ Guvna B on music, culture, faith & toxic masculinity
Conversation with the author and double MOBO award winner rap/grime artist Guvna B on the relationship between music, culture and faith. Discussing inequality in the music industry and the music played in church and his latest book on toxic masculinity.
54 minutes | Dec 13, 2020
Corina Kaiser - working in a male dominated world, being a Romanian in the UK and starting a civil action group.
Talking to Corina about her life having grown up in Romania, the challenge of the world of investment as one of the few woman and how she found faith. Discussing some of the assumptions and biases Romanians face in the UK as well as how and why she came to start a civil action group supporting different needs in Romania.
37 minutes | Jul 27, 2020
Neenu Thomas - Covid and Bonded Labour in India
Talking to Neenu Thomas about her life, working for an international charity helping some of the poorest in India and the impact of Covid on the daily wage workers in India.
48 minutes | Jun 8, 2020
Charlie Webster - sports presenter and domestic violence advocate
TV and Sports presenter Charlie Webster talks about being the first female boxing commentator and her experience of domestic violence.
39 minutes | Apr 20, 2020
Sally Whitney - living with disability
Talking about faith and disability and hearing the story of the inspiring Sally Whitney.
40 minutes | Jan 16, 2020
Dr Gubby Ayida, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
Dr Gubby Ayida a top Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist from the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Director and Founder of the Women's Wellness Centre. Talking about the shocking statistic that black women are 5 times more likely to die in pregnancy and child birth and that Asian women are twice as likely. As well as what it is like to be a black women at the top of her field.
34 minutes | Dec 2, 2019
Karl Lokko - former gang leader turned activist, poet, influencer & public speaker
Talking to Karl Lokko about starting a notorious gang aged 14 and how he left it.
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