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07/06/2009

Duration:
2 hours, 5 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 07 June 2009

This week, Aled says Good Morning Sunday to journalist Kate Adie. On the 65th anniversary weekend of D-Day, Kate talks about the role that women have played in such conflicts.

Plus Deborah Hollamby discusses the week's news from a faith and ethics perspective, and gives the Moment of Reflection.

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  • Kate Adie

    Kate Adie

    Kate Adie, OBE, was the BBC's chief news correspondent for 14 years, and won a Bafta reporting from many of the major events of the late 20th century. Her assignments took her to war zones across the world, and she once famously reported crouched down behind a car door. She has since hung up her flak jacket, is a freelance journalist and has written bestselling books. Her latest book, Into Danger: Risking Your Life For Work is out now, published by Hodder & Stoughton, ISBN 978-0340933220.

  • Faith Guest - Deborah Hollamby

    Faith Guest - Deborah Hollamby

    Deborah is a TV and radio presenter, including Pause for Thought on Radio 2. She was born in Solihull and attended Birmingham Theatre School before entering the “Daughters of St. Paul”, a religious order that works in the media. Whilst Deborah felt strongly that her years as a Sister were ‘meant to be’ and a preparation for what life had in store for her, she left the convent in 1994. She has since worked in charitable fundraising, marketing, PR and broadcasting but now devotes her time to broadcasting, writing and speaking.

    Deborah's Moment of Reflection
    Loved not lost

    O God, of this new day
    Voice of calm,
    Breath of life
    and whisper of peace
    May your infinite kindness
    Break through my fears and loneliness,
    My insecurities, and moments of darkness
    And allow the dawn of hope to rise in me.

    May your gentle and abiding presence
    the breeze of love that carefully caresses its way
    in and through the ebb and the flow of my today
    show me, that you look at me with love
    and reach out to me with absolute longing.

    Give me the courage to throw wide the shutters of my heart that block and blinker,
    So that I may really see your beauty with fresh eyes.
    Eyes that recognise your touch;
    in the kindness of a gesture,
    in the sincerity of a warm and genuine smile,
    in a tear of forgiveness.

    May my heart perceive with joy your still small voice
    That calls me by my name
    And tenderly carries me in the palm of your hand.

    By Deborah Hollamby

    Deborah Hollamby's website
  • Sunday Spotlight - Jo Hamilton

    Sunday Spotlight - Jo Hamilton

    The Sunday Spotlight falls this week on Jo Hamilton, who comes from a nomadic family with roots in Kenya, Jamaica and Europe. Jo was brought up in a house two miles from the nearest neighbour in the wilds of northern Scotland. Her parents moved constantly in her youth, which saw her spending periods in Turkey, UAE, Kuwait, Sri Lanka and Cambodia, exposed to a myriad of cultures and faiths along the way.
    Jo studied viola at the Birmingham Conservatoire, and began to think about a solo career. She supported Damien Rice and Michelle Shocked.

    Aled plays Think of Me - do let us know what you think.

    Jo Hamilton's website

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