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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.

Mary, Did you know?

This just has to be one of my favourite Christmas songs. Although it consists of rhetorical questions addressed to Jesus’ mother, Mary, it is really addressed to us, today. It is more about Jesus than Mary. Although it is related to Christmas, it is timeless and speaks to […]

Death and Hope

On Saturday I went for a short walk and ended up walking through Ash Cemetery which is just down the road from our house.  I am not a morbid sort of character but was deeply moved by some of the inscriptions that I saw. A pair of plaques […]

Seeking Justice through Love

Justice and love are two sides of the same coin. We can seek justice through love. Love means wanting the best for a person or group of people and acting accordingly. Justice means wanting to eliminate those things which do harm to the person or group of people […]

Hell?

I have decided that what I write in my blogs must firstly be honest to myself, honest to other people and honest to God. I realise that I may upset a few people and may be un-subscribed, un-followed or un-friended. I am going to say what I believe […]

Ageing gracefully

For much of my life I felt that I was going to this life forever. O.K., I knew that I would have to die someday, but that seemed in the far distant future. Then 13 years ago, at the age of 59, I had a stroke and came […]

Lord I want to dream again

Lord, I want to dream again. When I have followed my dreams my life has been fulfilled. When I have ignored  my dreams I have become stagnant. What do I do now that some of my dreams have come true? Do I just glory in their fulfilment?  Do […]