Living in the spirit of

Henri Nouwen



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Spiritual biographer of Henri Nouwen & Mychal Judge



Michael Ford, PhD, is a Christian deacon with an ecumenical ministry of writing, teaching and spiritual guidance inspired by the life and witness of Father Henri J. M. Nouwen. He was previously a radio journalist and producer for the BBC .











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Here is a selection of programmes on contemplation presented by Michael Ford.

Behind the scenes of BBC Radio 4's Act of Worship


BBC World Service - Heart and Soul Documentary (click here)



The Hebrew scriptures say that the sins of the fathers will be

visited upon the children to the third and fourth generations.


For German journalist and writer Uwe von Seltmann,

this has been a lifelong painful reality.


Challenged by an unknown Jewish man at a synagogue in

Krakow in Poland, he began to research his grandfather's

Nazi past - and discovered that he had participated in one of

the greatest atrocities of the Holocaust.


This interview discovers how Uwe has dealt with the guilt and

shame handed down to him by his grandfather - and how it

happened that he fell in love with Gabi, the Polish granddaughter

of a man who was killed at Auschwitz concentration camp.

'Prayer is the way both to the heart of God and the heart of the world‘ (Henri Nouwen, Love in a Fearful Land).