Statistics tell us that 1 in every 15 people have made a suicide attempt at some point in their life. It’s probably more. And behind every number is someone’s reality. Someone who faces a complex, unique and personal struggle that leaves them feeling so hopeless that suicide appears to be the only answer. I’m no expert, but I did experience the devastating consequences when my partner committed suicide. It almost destroyed me, too. But I found a way out...
Despite being the dominant faith in the Western world for many centuries, there are some very widespread and deep set misunderstandings about Christianity. Here are fourteen things you probably did not realise.
I haven’t told my boss yet, but I’ll let you in on a secret, I gave up doing overtime for Lent. Shortly before Lent began, I admitted I was seriously addicted to an every-waking-hour, productive concoction of achievement and efficiency. Here is what I learnt from giving it up.
2012 saw the birth of Fourth Wave Feminism, a renewed engrossment with the rights of women, particularly in opposition to sexual harassment and violence. This increase in awareness and interest around equal rights and opportunities has had many positive effects, and benefits society in numerous ways. In a society in which gender is not a constraint, we are far better able to maximise the skills and assets of individuals. But is it all good news?
Are you anxious about what the future holds and the rate at which technology, especially Artificial Intelligence, is advancing? What happens when we’re no longer the most intelligent beings on the planet?
How can we look at the same world, the same problems, the same events and come to such totally different conclusions about them? Are we even seeing the same thing? And how can we ever resolve our disagreements?
According to a survey published by The Guardian, 66% of us have given up our New Year’s resolutions by the end of January. Well, here we are with the first month of 2018 drawing to a dreary close, and I ask you: are any of your resolutions still standing?
Over the past few years, the transgender phenomenon has exploded into the public consciousness. Most have rapidly adjusted their understanding of gender. But a significant minority remain opposed to this redefinition. As a Christian, I'm sometimes asked, how would Jesus respond...
Tinder. Happn. Bumble. Apps have taken over, and accelerated the fastest ever change in the world of dating. Join us for an enjoyable and informative evening as we consider what is happening to love in this present age.
Honestly, could you go a day, even an afternoon, without your phone? Is whatever you're reading this on is taking control of your life? If you hesitated answering either of those questions, this one is for you!
It's the most wonderful time of the year. Or is it? It has become fashionable to moan about the forced jollity and consumerism of Christmas, but isn't that just as much a capitulation to the marketers' dreams? What if Christmas, perhaps...means a little bit more?
A recent survey found that six of the Bible’s ten commandments are still considered ‘important principles to live by’ by more than half the population. That’s not bad for a bunch of rules laid down 3,500 years ago. But which ones didn’t make the cut, and why is that a problem?
Traditional dating is dead. The proliferation of dating apps is part of a wider trend: we’re rejecting monogamous, committed relationships for short-term casual encounters. We’re told we no longer start dating to find the one, but to find the next one to spend the night with. But is this true? Has sex really replaced love?
We like to think we live in an enlightened age, where each of us has the freedom to form our own opinions. Why then, instead of existing peacefully alongside one another, do we vehemently condemn any who dare to hold a different opinion as wrong? On any number of issues we so often feel that we alone have all the right answers. But is there anything wrong with that?
Some things are better in the dark. The dimming of the lights creates a sense of atmosphere and anticipation, and heightens the emotions associated with a romantic meal or a scary story. Halloween embraces all things dark, but it also points to the light that inevitably follows.
For many across London, work has a defining place in our lives. We're keen to find careers that excite and fulfill us. But the reality often doesn't live up to our expectations. This event is aimed at exploring the questions around finding happiness in work.