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Life in a bag

Margaret Duggan

by Margaret Duggan

Posted: 15 Feb 2013 @ 12:14

COULD you pack all your essentials for life into one plastic carrier bag? That was what the Bishop of Tewkesbury, the Rt Revd John Went tried doing, and he carried it around with him for 24 hours. Unlike that of many homeless people, his bag included a prayer book, and a Greek New Testament. He was warmly dressed, but otherwise he just had the minimum essentials for life, and little else.

"I do this," he said, "because I believe that homelessness is a major issue in many of our ...

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