Reading behind the lines
(2 minute read) Nicole Law examines the cost of putting principles into action - even when it means changing your local bookstore.
Why we need to stop playing ‘What’s the Time, Mr Wolf’ with our politicians
(4 minute read) Brian Clarke argues that we should pay close attention to political news even outside of election cycles.
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.
Corruption and hunger for power … the enemies within which hamper Africa’s future
(11 minute read) Joshua Nwachukwu highlights a recent coup in Africa which made little impact on world news but exemplified the greatest challenge facing the continent.
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.
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.
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.
Once upon a time there was an election …
(5 minute read) Zoë Dukoff-Gordon on politics as story and why the recent UK general election felt so despairing.
Vote For Virtue: Five things to consider when heading to the polls
As the United Kingdom heads for its third general election in four years, Luke Wilkinson considers how the British people can vote virtuously to build a country of character.
Renewing the Social Contract
The United Kingdom goes to elections on December 12th at a time when national unity is desperately needed but Brexit continues to reveal, and deepen, the bitter divisions in British society. Is this ultimately business as usual in a robust democracy, or evidence of a deeper malaise? Daniel Coyne considers how British democracy lost its way and how it can be restored.