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How woke are you?

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How woke are you?

The injustices in our society are rife, and we are increasingly more vocal about it, especially on social media. But how far does being more aware and vocal about evil take us?

When our heroes fail us

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When our heroes fail us

Every hero we have – past and present – seems to have some kind of flaw that causes them to be diminished in our eyes. Why do we continue to believe the best about people, even when we know they are hiding stuff? And what worldview helps give an account for the failings in them, and in us?

The vegans are coming to get you

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The vegans are coming to get you

Veganuary has become the latest craze of middle class Londoners. Veganism is growing in popularity and a culture war is emerging over the nation’s eating habits. But what’s driving the growth of this movement? 

What losing (then winning) an election taught me about God and politics

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What losing (then winning) an election taught me about God and politics

Getting involved in politics has been an exciting and rewarding experience, but becoming a politician has made me realise that there are some issues even politics cannot resolve. What do we do then?

Erasing Jesus from history

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Erasing Jesus from history

In our ‘post-truth’ world, attitudes towards established grand narratives have changed. Old assumptions are being challenged, but not always for the right reasons. We explore why 40% of adults in the UK believe that Jesus was not a real, historical person.

‘Take back control’: how the words of Brexit go much deeper than we think

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‘Take back control’: how the words of Brexit go much deeper than we think

Take back control. These three simple words are key to understanding why the majority support Brexit. They successfully tap into one of the most intrinsic human drivers: we all want to be in control.

Why are we obsessed with saving the planet?

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Why are we obsessed with saving the planet?

Why do we attempt to limit humanity's harm on the planet? Isn't the earth just a ball of rock spinning aimlessly through space?

We disagree on everything. So let’s keep talking.

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We disagree on everything. So let’s keep talking.

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?

#MeToo and #YouToo – the Weinstein in all of us

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#MeToo and #YouToo – the Weinstein in all of us

Sexual assault is a huge problem. But what causes this, and does blame only lie with the Weinsteins of this world, or with me and you too?