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Systems Thinking: the ripples we can create

(5 minute read)
Juliette Flach recommends a more holistic approach in our efforts to make the world a better place.

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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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COVID-19LatestThought-provoking

When religious values help fight a virus

(5 minute read)
Hajra Rehman explains the core principles of Islam which have helped keep the pandemic under control in Muslim nations.

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COVID-19LatestSocial IssuesThought-provoking

Rebuilding society after the pandemic must not mean trashing the planet

(6 minute read)
Margareth Sembiring reveals the risks involved in ignoring the environment in a post-COVID society.

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LatestSocial 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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Social IssuesThought-provoking

Crackdown in China: it’s time to end the silence on human rights atrocities

(11 minute read)
While the world looks away, atrocities committed by the Chinese Government grow ever-more serious. Benedict Rogers asks readers to confront the horrifying reality of life in modern day China for ethnic and religious minorities.

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Social IssuesThought-provoking

The underbelly of undernutrition: notes from the field

(6 minute read)
Prakarsh Singh describes his fieldwork in an urban slum for his research into malnutrition in his native India and reports an alarming lack of progress in the battle against hunger and disease.

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Thought-provoking

#GiveWork, not aid, to the poor: the remarkable legacy of Leila Janah (1982-2020)

(The slow read)
Tulika Bahadur describes the brief but extraordinary life of a woman who insisted that the poor should be empowered, not given donations.

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COVID-19Social Issues

“Anthropause”: can lockdown teach us to form a new relationship with creation?

(6 minute read)
We can and must learn from these months of forced pause to live with and not against nature, argues Richard Bauckham.

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LifestyleSocial IssuesThought-provoking

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.

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