Pretty Hurts: The cult of (physical) beauty in Brazil
(9 minute read) When bodily beauty matters as much as it does in a country like Brazil, the cost can be not only financial but also personal. Bianca Costa Sales explains.
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.
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.
Fighting for or against Africa?
(7 minute read) Joshua Nwachukwu highlights the need for cultural sensitivity in human rights advocacy.
The little boy and the starfish – or why I am a teacher
(4 minute read) Clare Campbell finds inspiration for action in a powerful children’s story.
Western democracies: a bout of flu or terminally ill?
(10 minute read) Lisa Fraser gives a thorough examination to the body politic. Read on for the results!
Lifting the lid on modern slavery
(5 minute read) Maddy Fry explodes the common myth that slavery is a thing of the past.
Real men care
(10 minute read) Joseph Evans goes back in history to find a surprising model for manhood and argues that concern for the dignity of women is more fundamental to Christianity and all true religion than we might think.
Can the Catholic Church be trusted?
(7 minute read) Ronnie Convery looks at potential solutions to the crisis of credibility currently experienced by the Catholic Church.
Why is it so hard to talk about Trans issues?
(7 minute read) Andrew Scott offers a pathway through the minefield of misunderstanding as he calls for more light and less heat in the debate.