Social Issues

How not to be an ostrich

(3 minute read)
As El Salvador goes to the polls on Sunday, Maria Renée Palomo offers her countrymen and women some advice on how to choose the right candidate, advice which has a relevance beyond the borders of El Salvador.

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History

Paradise Lost: The world’s debt to Iraq

(10 minute read)
Iraq is central to world civilisation and to the Bible and speaks to us of great journeys, exile, suffering and salvation. As he looks forward to Pope Francis’ visit to this country in March, Dr Emil Anton spares a thought for the many who have had to flee from it in modern times.

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Stroll with Nicole

When fasting from Instagram is harder than giving up meat on Fridays …

(3 minute read)
Nicole Law’s offers a very 21st century take on Lent.

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Art & CultureHistory

Life lessons from Roman splendour

(6 minute read)
The fading glory of an Italian church teaches Adam Brocklehurst about suffering and compassion.

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COVID-19LifestyleThought-provoking

From booze to belief …

(6 minute read)
Ben Thompson says more people are asking the ‘Big Questions’ beyond the bottle.

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Social IssuesThought-provoking

A greater MAGA and a better Brexit – towards true patriotism

(11 minute read)
Patriotism involves recognising the limits of one’s own country and its need to be complemented by others, argues Joseph Evans.

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Art & CultureLatest

Catching nature’s symphony

(6 minute read)
Setting animal sounds to music is not just a lockdown hobby, says Alexander Liebermann. It can make us more aware of the marvels – and challenges – of the world around us.

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Art & CultureCOVID-19LifestyleSocial Issues

Half a kilo of hope and a bag of resilience please …

(3 mins) In this photo article, Sean Organ uses beautiful, monochrome images to take the reader on a tour of an award winning market set up by a group of volunteers near Birmingham, England.

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COVID-19FamilyLatest

Being a grandma in a time of pandemic …

(7 minute read)
Marian Green misses physical contact with her grandchildren but is finding new (and old) ways to keep in touch.

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Stroll with Nicole

Putting playtime back on the agenda

(3 minute read)
If we don’t know how to play, we don’t know how to live, Nicole Law discovered.

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