The Ordinariness of Violence and the Stories of Formers


The stories of those formerly involved in violent extremism must be told in order for us to understand and reverse the potential for brutality   A beautiful man, or a cold-blooded...

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My Lent Experiment: Saying “No” to Sugar


Excessive consumption of sugar can be stopped, willfully   During February of last year, I found myself in the midst of positively unwelcome nutritional advice. The nation...

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Uyghurs, Prisoners of the Absurd: The Absurd Resilience of Compassion


Filmmaker Patricio Henriquez constructs a crushing yet compassionate documentary on an oppression faced by an already persecuted and globally neglected community   It is perhaps...

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Turkish Cypriots: The Ghosts of Europe


The status of Turkish Cypriots in Cyprus continues to be ignored both within the country and in Europe as a whole   It was while I was a teenager attending school in east...

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Rubble and Ruin: Banksy’s New Concrete Canvas


The streets of Gaza provide a canvas for Banksy’s latest work which highlights the Palestinian struggle   Since first garnering mainstream attention, ‘guerrilla’ artist...

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WOW: Women of the World at the Southbank Centre


An upcoming festival celebrates the all-encompassing influence and input generated by women worldwide over the last century   If called upon to nominate history’s few greatest...

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Malcolm X: Stripping Away the Radical


While the legacy of Malcolm X is commemorated by the mainstream Muslim community, his apparently uncomfortable radical political tradition is overlooked “We live in a world, we live...

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