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Put Down Your Oars

Lent is approaching which means the inevitable question: what will you be giving up this year? But perhaps that's only half the question... There can be a tendency to focus on ourselves, so it all becomes about 'me', what 'I' am giving up. However, Lent is not merely about forgoing the sugar in your tea [...]
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Christmas Is All About the Kids

They say Christmas is really all about the children – and here at Cinnamon we couldn’t agree more. We love the anticipation of Christmas eve, the chocolate advent calendars and school nativity plays as much as anyone – but the main reason we love Christmas is the child it’s all about: Jesus. There’s something truly [...]
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Where Is Your Treasure?

What would you do with a lump sum of inheritance money? Pay off the mortgage, go on holiday, save for your children’s university fund? In 2010, Ed Walker used his inheritance money to buy a house – not for himself, but for young men in his community who were struggling to transition back into life [...]
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Inspiration is pointless, Unless …

There are certain words that seem to get thrown around so frequently that they rather lose their meaning. “Inspiration” is one of them. Last month, our five Project Lab finalists took to the stage at Mercers’ Hall to present grass-roots social actions projects that tackle issues of poverty and social exclusion faced by young people within […]

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Between Good Friday and Easter Sunday

For this week’s Cinnamon Bite, we reproduce the article by Cinnamon Founder Matt Bird from The Times newspaper, Saturday March 27. Louise was one of my best friends. Lovely, loving, and loyal. She was a beautiful person inside and out. I knew she was unwell but I never realised how unwell until one day, I received […]

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