Back in the UK

Thanks for following this blog over recent months.

I’m now back at church in cloudy and wet Cambridge with the sights and sounds and people of Ethiopia a long way off.

However I’m still in touch and there is plenty of follow up.

I’m working on a report of the visit, and there are possibilities of articles, seminars and further writing of articles or something longer to come.

The building project at the poetry school of Abun Bet Gabriel is under way (see post from September), and we hope to set up another project in support of the traditional schools after that.

A group from Somaliland is soon to visit the Partners for Change project area of Dire Dawa, as the first step to building collaboration and support for development work in Hargeisa.

We’re looking at ways we can support ENTERELA in bringing together religious leaders living with HIV/AIDS.

On a personal note – congratulations to my colleague Ralph Lee on the award of an MBE in the New Years honours list.

So there are lots of outcomes.  If you are interested either in supporting Partners for Change in their distinctive style of development, or in further research on the situation of the faith communities – then do get in touch by leaving a comment on this blog.  Partners for Change website with more detail is



I hope to be in touch again before too long.




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