Friday 17 August 2018

Emmaus President Terry Waite CBE talks to The Big Issue

Colchester Terry Waite with companion Jackie xxx 140522

Terry Waite CBE, who this month celebrates his 20th anniversary as our president, has spoken about his time in captivity in a ‘Letter to my younger self’ feature for The Big Issue. In the article Mr Waite recalls his imprisonment in Lebanon for almost five years and how he managed to survive in solitary confinement.

Mr Waite said: “I was chained up for 23 hours and 50 minutes a day. I had no books or papers and no companionship. I slept on the floor. The only way I could survive was to keep myself mentally alive.’

The full interview can be found in this week’s Big Issue (13 August edition). To read an excerpt of the interview online visit The Big Issue here.