World Tag Archive

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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Social Issues

Lifestyle choices that can be life or death decisions

(6 minute read)
Francesca Omon looks at the ethical conundrums in our attempts to plan for the future in a world of finite resources.

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LatestSocial Issues

Hunger: a forgotten first world problem

(5 minute read)
Zoë Dukoff-Gordon exposes the hidden scandal of hunger in the world’s wealthiest countries.

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COVID-19Social Issues

Walls, walls everywhere …

(5 minute read)
Ronnie Convery highlights the dangers of public policies which foment populism and favour division, even in the midst of a pandemic.

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COVID-19

Whimsy in lockdown: how black bananas can end your isolation blues

(5 minute read)
A query about wood chips took Priscila Moscoso Meiller out of confinement into meaningful contact with others.

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HistoryThought-provoking

For the valleys I sing

(2 minute read)
Leonard Franchi writes a hymn to the life of valley villages, from the Vale of Leven to the Valle del Comino.

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COVID-19

The assault of fears and the anchor of hope

(7 minute read)
Margareth Sembiring presents a sobering analysis of what lies ahead, but reveals her own reasons for hope.

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Art & CultureSocial Issues

When the storm clouds gather inside

(11 minute read)
Zoë Dukoff-Gordon reads a book about weather where the storms are more personal than meteorological.

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COVID-19Social Issues

Our Covid response could provide a model to avoid climate crisis

(6 minute read)
Margareth Sembiring looks at the similarities between the current pandemic emergency and the looming climate crisis, and identifies lessons to be learned.

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