Sunday, 15 May, 2011

Obituaries of the English civil servant Joan Tapsfield, who died on 11 April two days before her 98th birthday, have appeared in The Irish Times, Dublin, and the Irish News, Belfast, on Saturday 14 May. Both obituaries were drafted by Dr Roddy Evans from Belfast.

Thursday, 05 May, 2011

The Financial Times features an article by Joe Bavier on April 27 2011, where he reports on a live broadcast by peace activists James Wuye, a Christian pastor, and Muhammed Ashafa, a Muslim imam, whose weekly live broadcasts are designed to build bridges. Imam Ashafa and Pastor Wuye feature in the DVDs The Imam and the Pastor and An African Answer.

Wednesday, 30 March, 2011

The Christian Cross Yearbook 2011, a 76-page magazine published in Warwickshire, UK, carries a full page article about the new film An African Answer with photos from the film and the cover of the DVD. It states that FLTfilms 'makes documentary films on reconciliation and peace', and continues: 'FLTfilms is an autonomously administered division of the UK charity Initiatives of Change. It has established itself as a world-class documentary film unit over the past 45 years.

Tuesday, 15 February, 2011

The Times newspaper today carries an obituary of Brian Boobbyer, who died on January 17 2011. The headline reads 'England rugby union international who left professional sport to join Moral Re-Armament'.

Tuesday, 25 January, 2011

The Liverpool Echo today carries the following short report on the passing of Dr Elizabeth Bradburn:

Saturday, 22 January, 2011

The Daily Telegraph, the UK's largest selling quality daily paper, today carries an obituary of Brian Boobbyer, across six columns. 'One of his generation's finest all-round sportsmen who gave it all up at 24 to work for Moral Re-Armament' reads the headline.

Thursday, 20 January, 2011

An obituary of the Aberdeen local government politician George Whyte, for many years associated with MRA, is published today in The Scotsman, Edinburgh. It is the paper's lead obituary.
Written by Finlay Moir, the obituary says that Whyte, who died on 31 December aged 81, was the Labour Party agent for Donald Dewar when he was first elected to the Westminster parliament for the Aberdeen South constituency. Dewar went on to become the First Minister of Scotland in Scotland's new devolved government.

Tuesday, 11 January, 2011

In a review, Andrew Rigby writes a three-page evaluation of Michael Henderson's book No enemy to conquer, in the journal Peace Review: a journal of social justice (Vol 22, pages 470-472).
Rigby, who is Emeritus Professor of Peace Studies at the Centre for Peace and Reconciliation Studies, Coventry University, UK, concludes:

Friday, 10 December, 2010

In its 'Olden life' column, The Oldie, an amusing and sometimes satirical monthly magazine, UK, carried a one-page feature on 'What was MRA?' in its November issue. Freelance journalist Nigel Fountain wrote about MRA's supposed anti-communism and Frank Buchman's 'PR disaster' in apparently approving of Hitler. The article mentions some of the public figures associated with MRA including King Michael of Romania, Prince Richard of Hesse, tennis champion Bunny Austin, Mrs Thomas Edison, and Rajmohan Gandhi.

Thursday, 09 December, 2010

Media Values is the title of a new 199-page hardback book just published by Troubadour Press in the UK, inspired by the late Bill Porter, founder of the International Communications Forum. The book is edited by Richard Lance Keeble, professor of journalism at the University of Lincoln, UK.