Politics Tag Archive

Thought-provoking

Remembering everyone’s Rabbi

(8 minute read)
When a voice of reason dies, it’s time to listen again to its wisdom. We could all benefit from the gentle and wise insights of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, says Benedict Rogers.

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Social Issues

When youth finds its voice: young Nigerians resist SARS abuses

(6 minute read)
Patience is a virtue. But when it comes to waiting for the fruits of democracy, it’s a virtue which has its limits, says Joshua Nwachukwu.

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Thought-provoking

Don’t interrupt!

(8 minute read)
The golden rule for effective and enriching dialogue is simple to state, but devilishly difficult to put into practice, as Andrew Scott found out.

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Social Issues

Facebook, facts and fake news

(4 minute read)
There is an alarming spread of false information on social media, says Monica Amendola. But what to do about it is the big question …

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COVID-19Social Issues

To lock down or not to lock down? Part 1

(3 minute read)
Michael Wee discusses the ethics of decision-making about lockdown.

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HistorySocial IssuesThought-provoking

Nigeria at 60: A future yet to flower

(6 minute read)
Joshua Nwachukwu casts an eye over the light and shadows which mark Nigeria’s 60th anniversary as a modern independent nation.

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Thought-provoking

A double-edged sword: the power of religion for good and evil

(7 minute read)
Joseph Evans, a Catholic priest, turns a spotlight on religion’s potential for harm as well as good and dares to think the unthinkable – that not all religions are a positive force in society.

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Art & CultureHistory

Mosque, church or secular space? Hagia Sophia and the battle for modern Turkey

(6 minute read)
When is a museum not a museum? When it was once a cathedral and then a mosque and is now a mosque again as a politician’s attempted ace card to revive his flagging fortunes. Cihan Eroglu reports.

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Social IssuesThought-provoking

When the thirst for power disguises itself as a thirst for God

(6 minute read)
The influence of religious conservatism on Indonesian society is leading to harsh Islamist policies which suppress the freedoms of religious minorities, argues Alexander Arifianto.

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HistorySocial IssuesThought-provoking

Ethno-religious nationalism in an age of anxiety

(9 minute read)
The hijacking of faith by populism is a growing phenomenon around the globe. In this article Nora Fisher-Onar and Ahmet Erdi Öztürk detail the growing influence of ethno-religious nationalist sentiment as a response to the fading promises of 20th century liberalism.

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