Social Issues

Social IssuesThought-provoking

Crackdown in China: it’s time to end the silence on human rights atrocities

(11 minute read)
While the world looks away, atrocities committed by the Chinese Government grow ever-more serious. Benedict Rogers asks readers to confront the horrifying reality of life in modern day China for ethnic and religious minorities.

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COVID-19Social IssuesThought-provoking

The race to save the planet: can we still win?

(7 minute read)
To save the planet and save lives even the shock drop in emissions caused by the pandemic is not enough. We need a new world economic order, argues Margareth Sembiring.

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LatestSocial Issues

Not just skin-deep: racism’s lasting wounds

(9 minute read)
Joseph Evans finds himself reflecting deeply on the reality of racism during a panel discussion, and discovers new horizons of pain he had never before considered.

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The underbelly of undernutrition: notes from the field

(6 minute read)
Prakarsh Singh describes his fieldwork in an urban slum for his research into malnutrition in his native India and reports an alarming lack of progress in the battle against hunger and disease.

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Social Issues

Nigeria’s lights and shadows: finding hope in a sea of fanaticism and secularism

(6 minute read)
Joshua Nwachukwu looks at the challenges overlooked by western commentators in the ongoing battle for the soul of Africa.

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Immoral Pursuits: the authoritarian manipulation of religious and spiritual values

(8 minute read)
History offers all too many examples of authoritarian rulers using religion for their own oppressive ends, argue Tiare Gatti Mora, Laura Magro and Hajra Rehman. It’s time to make a change.

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HistorySocial IssuesThought-provoking

No going back: confronting the past in Gone with the Wind

(8 minute read)
Should Margaret Mitchell’s ‘racist’ novel be ‘toppled’ along with statues? Alex Osborn proposes a more nuanced approach and considers how slavery can end up enslaving the enslavers.

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HistorySocial IssuesThought-provoking

Toppling the truth: a monumental matter

(7 minute read)
Donal Durrihy takes an alternative view to the prevailing mood on the removal of controversial statues.

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COVID-19Social Issues

“Anthropause”: can lockdown teach us to form a new relationship with creation?

(6 minute read)
We can and must learn from these months of forced pause to live with and not against nature, argues Richard Bauckham.

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LifestyleSocial IssuesThought-provoking

Learning to disagree without being disagreeable in five steps … or rather in five fingers

(9 minute read)
Italian author and broadcaster Bruno Mastroianni offers a humorous but thoughtful guide to respectful dialogue using an unusual prop – the fingers of his hand.

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