Day: February 27, 2015

Barnabas Fund executive director convicted of sexual assault

Barnabas Fund executive director convicted of sexual assault

The head of a Wiltshire-based Christian charity has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a female member of staff. Patrick Sookhdeo, from the Pewsey-based Barnabas Fund, was also found to have intimidated two employees who were due to give evidence against him.

Speaking to the Soul: Approaching the Cross

In the past few weeks, I’ve met with people who, when they try to take a step toward mercy and help, find their way blocked. In some cases, the church itself, and me personally, have been experienced as barriers to that mercy and help. Sometimes, particular communities and individuals are very powerful conduits of the merciful embrace and gracious help of Jesus. But at other times, we find ourselves blocking the way between the powerful work of Jesus and the profound needs of people.