‘We’re living in barbaric times.’ Charles’ story

How do we get to a world where people are cherished? Sharing this and supporting these projects and sending out love. Yes, he has every right to be angry but we have to come together to take on the mafia at every level. I once met Pastor Niemoller when I was a teenager but who would have thought they were coming for us so soon after the myth we won the war.

Love

Ann McGauran

Charles at the Jerico Road project in Catford Charles at the Jerico Road project in Catford
Charles is a pensioner of 72 who must at times feel that he’s fallen off the edge of a world that he no longer recognises. He’s well spoken, very intelligent and has an air of dignity, despite the enormous challenges he faces in trying to exist from day to day. The world is chipping away at his soul and is bent on eroding his humanity, which despite all remains intact. I met him at the Jerico Road project, which feeds between 100 and 150 people in Catford, South London each Wednesday evening.

The project provides a safe space for the growing number of vulnerable people in this area within its thriving church (though you don’t have to be religious or Christian to benefit from what’s on offer). It gives advice on everything from homelessness, benefits, and getting back to work, as…

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