T.H.O.M.A.S. (Those on the Margins of a Society)
EDGES Magazine
Christmas Edition 1997

WHY DO YOU BULLY ME? Andrew aged 14 tells his story
THE YEARS HAVE BEEN HARD Bernard aged 22 share his experiences
FACES OF 97 How far Edges has come in 3 short years
HOW COULD THEY DO THIS TO ME Edges reports on Lilly's life, most of which she spent locked away in an institution
Andrew from Dumfies and an older man from Hertfordshire tell their stories
HOMELESS LOVE Matty & Lisa's story
A MOTHER'S GRIEF Mary shares her grief at the loss of her son to heroin addiction
FROM THE AGE OF 15 I'VE HAD PROBLEMS Charles Shibanjio from Nigeria shares his experiences of London
IN & AROUND LONDON Steve and Kerry share their stories with us
RESCUED FROM THE STREETS Cardboard Citizens is a London based theatre company. All its actors have experienced homelessness
LIVING FROM DAY TO DAY Neil, who recently took part in a video presentation of our work
BEING BULLIED AT WORK Louise feels excluded and victimised. She shares her story with Edges.
THE CRIMINAL OF YESTERDAY Eddie made mistakes in the past, but now the future looks brighter. This is his story.
MY SILENT TEARS Two poems, Echoes by Jemma and The Struggle Within by Daniel Francis.
A FRIEND OF EDGES Our Congratulations to the new Bishop of Salford
BISHOP REFLECTS Bishop Peter Smith of East Anglia Reflects with us
REBUILDING MY LIFE OUT OF THIS MESS A construction worker on the new motorway extention north of Blackburn tells his story.
LONDON STREETS After finding my wife in bed with someone else
THE NORTH EAST RESPONDS On 14th September four parishioners attended a second Diocesan workshop

Jason wrote a poem in our last edition. He continues to serve a sentence at H.M.P. We think of him this Christmas. Brendan, our reach-out worker, continues to visit him

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