Join us online on Thursday 11 March at 7pm with best-selling author, humanitarian, and President of Emmaus UK, Terry Waite CBE, in conversation with Cathy Rentzenbrink.

In 1987, as the Church of England’s special envoy, Terry went to Beirut to negotiate the release of a broadcast journalist that had been kidnapped by jihadi terrorists. Terry was taken hostage as well and held in solitary confinement for almost five years before both men were released in 1991.

Since his release, Terry has dedicated himself to writing, lecturing and humanitarian causes. He founded Hostage International, a charity to help captives and their families, is a patron of several organisations, President of Emmaus UK, and a bestselling author.

Together with Cathy, Terry will be discussing his own experiences of captivity in the context of recent national and global lockdowns, as well as his versatility as an author, and the organisations he supports.

In this exclusive online event in aid of Emmaus Cornwall, Terry will also answer participants’ questions in an exclusive live online Q&A.

All ticket sales will go towards our fundraising target to set up the first Emmaus community in Cornwall to support people who have been homeless. To find out more about what we hope to achieve with an Emmaus community, visit here.

Tickets cost £10. To book your place, visit here.

Want to know more about Terry? Check out his video interview with Sky News and his thoughts on finding the positives in life under lockdown: