In the fourth of a series of blogs introducing speakers, organisers and participants behind the Hungry for change conference on 10 November, Bishop John Arnold shares why acting for justice is central to his work.
What’s your job? I am an auxiliary bishop in the Diocese of Westminster, assisting Archbishop Vincent Nichols.
What inspired you to start campaigning? I realised how much I have.
What’s your favourite food? I seem to be getting more fond of vegetables, particularly those with strong tastes like onions, garlic, beetroot.
What do you know now that you wish you’d known at 18? That the best change and development for the good comes slowly but is worth pursuing.
What’s the main message you’ll be bringing to the conference? That we can make a difference – we are making a difference.
What do you hope to learn while you are there? Something of the scope of CAFOD’s work.
How far will you be travelling to get to the conference? 100 yards!
Who is your hero? Aung Sang Suu Kyi – The Lady of Burma’s transformation.
How does your faith influence your campaigning? It gives me a constant anchor and sense of direction.
Tell us something about you that not many people know. I have been a serious student of Judo and Karate.