In this follow-up to the bestselling and widely praised MEAN StREEtS KIND HEARt, Sue Williams takes up the inspiring story of maverick priest Father Chris Riley and his mission to help society's most disadvantaged and vulnerable children. Youth Off the Streets, Father Chris's struggling charity, has begun to extend its reach both abroad (to Eastern Europe) and locally, as Father Chris sets up his first shelter for Aboriginal children. then, when the tsunami hit SE Asia, Father Chris faced new challenges - setting up Off the Streets in devastated areas like Banda Aceh, while negotiating civil strife and religious conflict. His ability to transcend enormous odds is a testament to his belief in a shared humanity. WORLD BEYOND tEARS takes in Father Chris's new challenges abroad - extending his reach to help children in Asia and Europe - and in Australia, where he has set up his first home for Aboriginal streetkids, with the emphasis on helping them discover their own cultural past as well as encouraging them to have a stake in their futures.
Sue Williams is a high-profile journalist living in Sydney, Australia who writes for The Australian, The Melbourne Age and The Sunday Age as well as several magazines