Three years ago today, we suffered the most painful experience a family can endure. Our son Christopher Allen was murdered on the other side of the world, reporting on the civil conflict in South Sudan. A freelance journalist and dual US-UK citizen, Chris was only 26 years old and had a bright future ahead of him — a future that was taken from him, from us and from those whose stories he was... Continue Reading
John Allen taught for 33 years in elementary schools in London, England and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He became a citizen of the United States in 1994.