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George Dowdell

I was the founder of Karuna Action (formerly Kingscare) and was the director for 24 years. I have now handed control over to younger people but continue as an advisor and trustee.

My passion is to see extreme poverty eliminated and to see justice for the powerless.

Hunger for justice

I long for a just society is where each member of the community cares for the rights of each other member. This sounds a little idealistic but we can hunger and thirst to live in a world where this ideal for humanity is paramount. Jesus told us that […]

The Pale Blue Dot

In 1990, the Voyager 1 space probe took a picture of the earth, named as the “Pale Blue Dot” from 3.7 billion miles away. This earth, home to mankind for thousands of years, is smaller than a speck of dust in the immensity of space. We can feel […]

Guns, Kids and the Arms Trade

Once again we hear of kids being massacred at a school by a man with a gun. Most people I know who live in Britain rather than America are horrified and puzzled by the American obsession with gun ownership. The statistics clearly point to drastically reduced gun related […]

Is the Bible God’s final word?

The Bible is not a rule book. It says very little about lots of  issues which affect us today.  If we look hard we may find ‘proof texts’ to support a particular moral stance but they might be reliant on the Old Testament and maybe contradicted elsewhere.  Even […]

Faith in human nature

An incredible thing happened to me the other day which restored my faith in human nature. I went for a walk with my wife, son, daughter-in law and one of my grandsons. We walked from Tilford along some very muddy paths. We came out to a main road […]

Fake Good News

Ninety-nine lost sheep, nine lost coins and a son excluded from his family. These are the stories that Jesus didn’t tell. Ninety-nine lost sheep A shepherd had 100 sheep. He let them out one morning to roam at will on the mountain side. Because they had free wills […]