Editorial: Questions of identity
(2 minute read) Holy Week in Christianity leads Ronnie Convery to ask what constitutes identity: in faith, politics, and in the human person.
A masterpiece or mishap? A church which reignites the debate over 60s architecture
(5 minute read) Adam Brocklehurst visits a Manchester church and discovers a powerful monument to God and modernity.
The elderly cure us from our obsession with haste
(5 minute read) “The rhythms of old age are an indispensable resource for grasping the meaning of life”, says Pope Francis.
Beyond the headlines: refugees who enrich our countries
(6 minute read) Saher Ali is an atypical refugee. A student at Oxford University, she explores the rich field of refugee experiences and finds flowers that bloom in the mud.
The hidden meaning of Christmas art
(5 minute read) Carolyn Morrison offers a guide to the meaning and message of Christmas through five very different artworks, from Bruegel to Banksy.
Who are you? And why it matters!
(4 minute read) Monica Sharp offers an insight into identity - as an American in Italy she feels we all need to be citizens of the world.
Travel we must
(5 minute read) Joseph Evans argues that travelling is essential to human well-being and that concern for the environment should not, in the long run, stop us from doing so.
Learning to love your body
(3 minute read) Nicole Law explores the internal battles which lead to acceptance of our appearance.
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'.
Painting the unseen
(4 minute read) Lisa Fraser meets artist James Earley whose portraits of people living on the edge of society are making waves.