Social Issues

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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Social IssuesThought-provoking

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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Social Issues

Lifestyle choices that can be life or death decisions

(6 minute read)
Francesca Omon looks at the ethical conundrums in our attempts to plan for the future in a world of finite resources.

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Social Issues

Hunger: a forgotten first world problem

(5 minute read)
Zoë Dukoff-Gordon exposes the hidden scandal of hunger in the world’s wealthiest countries.

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Social Issues

Love not hatred is the way to end racism

(7 minute read)
“There is only one race, the race of the children of God.” These words of a great Catholic saint of the 20th century, Josemaria Escriva, nicely capture how we at Adamah view the Black Lives Matter movement, writes Joseph Evans.

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COVID-19Social Issues

Walls, walls everywhere …

(5 minute read)
Ronnie Convery highlights the dangers of public policies which foment populism and favour division, even in the midst of a pandemic.

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