Ed Newell on The Healing Power of Human Connection

Season 01 Episode 03

Season 01 Episode 03

Ed Newell is a writer, speaker, and Anglican priest and alongside his role as Chair of Beyond Conflict, he is Principal of the educational foundation, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor. He was formerly Canon Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral and a Research Fellow in Economic History at Nuffield College, Oxford. He is the author of several books and a frequent contributor to BBC radio, including Pause for Thought on Radio 2.

In this episode of the Beyond Conflict Podcast, Ed talks frankly about how war and trauma affected the generations in his family and how his personal struggles shaped his vocation to support others in times of crisis. He shares stories of pain and healing from his work as a priest offering one to one pastoral care as well as holding a space for the grief and trauma of communities in the wider landscape. He also tells us about the vision of Beyond Conflict to heal the trauma in conflict zones by helping people right where they are, in the wholeness of all of who they are and without judgement or agenda. 

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Left to Right: 1. Ed officiating at St Pauls 2. Ed Newell 3. Ed’s grandfather 4. Ed’s mother is the second bridesmaid from the right

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Beyond Conflict – www.beyond-conflict.co.uk

Cumberland Lodge – https://www.cumberlandlodge.ac.uk/

Ed’s website – https://www.ednewell.info/

St Paul’s Cathedral – https://www.stpauls.co.uk/

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The Beyond Conflict Podcast explores mental resilience in times of crisis and is hosted by Yang-May Ooi. Yang-May is a bestselling author and podcaster who runs a multimedia blog on creativity at www.TigerSpirit.co.uk.


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