Hazel Southam

Hazel Southam is a freelance journalist. Hazel worked with the Evangelical Alliance during 2017 as interim editor of idea magazine.

The 9 - 5 with David Smart

1 September 2017My day starts at 5.30am. We have two children: one 13, the other 19, who’s at university. But we have also been fostering for the last couple of years. Currently, we are fostering a baby. So before I leave for work I do my little bit to help. My job is to get the baby’s bottles ready. I’m the national co-ordinator for Prevent, which is at the heart of the government’s counter terrorism strategy. Our role is to prevent people going down a path of terrorism. My work is quite removed from the…

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60 seconds with... Rev Isabelle Hamley

1 September 2017You’re originally from France. When you did your British citizenship, you were asked, ‘Who is the Archbishop of Canterbury and where does he live?’ At that stage, could you have imagined being his chaplain? Not in my wildest dreams! The Archbishop of Canterbury was my boss, in a very distant way. I saw him in The Church Times and the news, but that was about it. So what’s it been like, taking on the role of Chaplain to the Archbishop of Canterbury? It’s been scary in some ways and it also feels…

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The word on the street: the Reformation and the Bible

1 September 2017But around the world, an estimated 1.5 billion people don’t have that luxury. Claire Smith and Hazel Southam find out how two Evangelical Alliance member organisations are working to change that. High up in the mountains of southern China, in a village church with peeling, sun-faded walls and plastic flowers on the altar, a community of people are celebrating. They’re giving thanks for something they thought they’d never have: the Bible in their language. “It’s a miracle,” said 75-year-old…

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