Saturday, 29 December, 2012
Don Loughman

An obituary of Don Loughman, the Westminster Theatre's production manager from 1961 and theatre manager from 1967 until his retirement in 1999, has been published in the online edition of The Guardian, 29 December, 2012.

Tuesday, 30 October, 2012
The Fullness of Life – Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer for today’s world by Mike Smith book cover (cropped)

Under the headline 'Facing up to the challenges set by the Lord's Prayer', The Catholic Times, UK, reviews the new book The fullness of life. 'The author, Michael Smith, is unafraid to look at the deep and even controversial aspects of the "Our Father", the prayer that Christ himself gave us,' writes Joanna Bogle. 'The result is a helpful book, with an uplifting and faith-filled message. The author tells some poignant and useful anecdotes--about forgiveness and how enriching and healing it can be, about honesty in prayer, about our responsibilities towards the poor and needy. The book's strength lies in its honesty.'

Thursday, 03 May, 2012
Archie Mackenzie

The Times newspaper, UK, today carries a full obituary of the diplomat Archie Mackenzie who was Britain's Minister for Economic and Social Affairs at the United Nations in the 1970s. The subheadline describes him as: "Diplomat and founder member of the UN who was a leading advocate of action to address the developing world’s economic problems".

Wednesday, 02 May, 2012

A major feature in the the Economic Times, Mumbai, April 19th, looks at the way that the German multinational engineering company Siemens has cleaned up its act after the scandal which led to the company admitting to several bribery charges and paying around $1.6 billion in fines.
So successful has been the turn-around that another engineering giant, Tata Group, is studying it closely with a view to licensing some of the processes.

Tuesday, 17 April, 2012
Archie Mackenzie

Two national newspapers of Scotland today carry substantial obituaries of Ambassador Archie Mackenzie who died on 15 April, aged 96. The Herald, Glasgow, publishes an obituary written by R D Kernohan, former Editor of Life and Work, the magazine of the Church of Scotland, and The Scotsman in Edinburgh publishes a contributed obituary.

Tuesday, 03 April, 2012
'ZAHRA-change begins at home'.

The Keswick Reminder newspaper of 16 March 2012 reported the screening of the film Zhara: change begins at home, in the English Lake District town of Keswick. (It is the place where MRA founder Frank Buchman had a profound experience of forgiveness towards those whom he thought had wronged him.)

Friday, 24 February, 2012
A Somali rancher herds cattle in Kismayo

Somalia has been written off by Western powers as a 'failed state'. In an article, published in the Guardian at the eve of the London Conference on Somalia, Ambassador Mohamed Sharif Mohamud, who is the Vice Chair of the Somali Initiative for Dialogue and Democracy (SIDD), argues that Somalia is not a 'failed state'. He presents a case that Somalia could be reborn as a country of progress and prosperity.

Monday, 08 August, 2011
James Hore-Ruthven

The Guardian, UK, today publishes a short obituary of James Hore-Ruthven in its Other Lives column. The caption to his photo reads: 'James Hore-Ruthven was a leading figure in international peacemaking work.' The obituary reads in full:

Monday, 25 July, 2011

The Church Times, a national weekly paper of the Anglican Church in the UK, carries a short review of Michael Henderson's book, No Enemy to Conquer, 22 July. It reads in full:

Wednesday, 01 June, 2011

An obituary of the senior English civil servant Joan Tapsfield, written by Dr Roddy Evans from Belfast, appears into today's Guardian newspaper. It is accompanied by a photo of her, captioned: 'Joan Tapsfield worked for peace in Northern Ireland'.

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