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Can Hospitality Change the World?

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One in every 122 human beings on the planet is a refugee. That's well over 50 million people worldwide. And the figures are rising daily - a tragic trend unlikely to stop in our lifetimes.  Around 80 percent of refugees are being hosted by developing countries with rising anti-refugee sentiment in many industrialised nations. This worldwide refugee crisis is widely recognized as one of the defining challenges of this century and appropriate responses are urgently needed. Join our next Central Conversation as Krish Kandiah helps us discover how hospitality both personal and national is the means by which not only the world can be changed but our lives as well.

Krish is the Founding Director of Home for Good, a young charity seeking to make a real difference in the lives of vulnerable children. Together with his wife, Miriam he co-authored a catalytic book “Home for Good” which blends the story of God and addresses challenges of our times.  Krish is in demand as a speaker both nationally and internationally. He regularly speaks at larger conferences, corporate events and is a regular broadcaster on radio and television.

In recent months Krish’s efforts in the escalating refugee crisis have been significant in campaigning through Home for Good for securing homes for 3000 refugee children.

Krish is Honorary Vice President and Chair of the Theological Panel of Tearfund.  He has a passion for engaging with contemporary culture theologically and is a prolific writer/blogger.  Krish has authored 10 books and his latest award winning publication is  ‘Paradoxology’, explores why Christianity was never meant to be simple.

Krish holds degrees in Chemistry, Missiology and Theology. His PhD is from Kings College London and he currently holds faculty positions at George Fox Seminary, Regents College, Vacouver and Regents Park College, Oxford University.

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