Religions should work together to promote world peace
(5 minute read) We offer below an abridged version of Pope Francis’ extraordinary speech at the The Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions in Kazakhstan earlier this month.
Shelter: where’s my hiding place?
(5 minute read) Even dragons can find peace, as Lisa Fraser discovered.
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.
Lessons of eternity
(6 minute read) Jasmine Jones finds spiritual nourishment for pandemic times in a poem composed over a millennium ago.
Life is not that deep: the art of taking offences without taking offence
(7 minute read) Nana Boatemaa offers a nine step guide to finding inner peace even when wounded by others.
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.
“Never again”, the humanising power of war literature
In the aftermath of conflict, language must serve constructive ends and, crucially, suggest the necessary changes to be made in order to prevent future repetition of violence and bloodshed. Bianca Costa Sales discusses the important role of war literature.