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Conflict, conscience and poppies

(7 minute read) As ceremonies are held this month across the globe to mark the armistice, Maddy Fry explores the complex relationship between Christianity and pacifism.

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Faking the past: when debunking becomes distorting

(5 minute read) An exhibition about the Emperor Nero made Lisa Fraser ask how we should deal with history’s ‘fake news’.  

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“Today, the divisions are more within religions than between religions”

(2 minute read) We have entered ‘a golden age of inter-religious dialogue’, Rabbi David Shlomo Rosen, the American Jewish Committee’s International Director of Interreligious Affairs, tells Maria José Atienza.

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Europe’s last dictatorship

(5 minute read) Maddy Fry shines a spotlight on the brutal reality of life inside Belarus.

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The walls are crumbling … but oh so slowly

(7 minute read) Tribal enmity still stalks the streets of Northern Ireland, but Maddy Fry finds signs of a less fraught future on the horizon.

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Epitaph for a single woman

(5 minute read) Adam Brocklehurst examines the single life in fact and fiction.

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Rewriting the history books

(7 minute read) Maddy Fry examines how the efforts of a little known group of women have contributed to keeping racism alive in the southern US.

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A visual work-out: it’s time to take another look at classic movies and the theatre

(4 minute read) Put your phone down and look up, it’s time to watch an old film or visit the theatre, says Hajra Rehman.

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The reluctant admiration of genius

(4 minute read) Adam Brocklehurst offers a starkly honest review of the exhibition Lucian Freud: Real Lives at the Tate Gallery in Liverpool.

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Tolkien’s formative years in Birmingham … a conversation with William Sherwood

New Conversational Video … Sean Organ interviews William Sherwood – the Education Secretary of The Tolkien Society.

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