Humanity.

Jo Cox: People's Champion

Fariha Khan | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK
Fariha Khan

There is no greater need than now to bring together humanity regardless of colour race and religion to unite against the threats we face. The world is facing a difficult time. This is no time for hate. This is a time for humanity and love. This is a time for unity.

Empathy: Digital, Done, and Dusted

Max Sanderson | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Tech
Max Sanderson

Empathy is arguably one of the - if not, the - most crucial factors to the success of Homo sapiens as a species. Without it, we would not be able to form the social bonds that allowed us to fast-track evolution through culture and communication.

Child Slavery in Britain? It's Time to Lose the Stiff Upper Lip

Kate Tunstall | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK
Kate Tunstall

There are occasions when I find myself wondering whether some of us are too compassionate for our own good. We feel things deeply and we're affected to such a degree that we can't comfortably partake in activities others take for granted. For example, there are particular films which for the most part, we avoid.

End Impossible Choices, Choose Humanity

Hervé Verhoosel | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK
Hervé Verhoosel

Impossible choices are being made every day by more than 125 million people affected by crises and natural disasters. In fact, we are in the midst of the worst large-scale humanitarian crisis of our lifetime. Not since World War II have more people around the world been in desperate need of assistance as a direct result of ongoing conflict and violence.

L'Etranger

Larisa Sotieva | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Larisa Sotieva

It occurred to me that when he had got on the train, he instinctively gravitated closer towards me, another human being, to share his evening. We humans are social animals, and contact with others is very important to us. Having sat down opposite me, he ate his dinner and enjoyed his daughter's laughter in my company.

The Real Terrorists of New Jersey

Julian Vigo | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK
Julian Vigo

In reading an ostensibly leftist publication about this past week's attacks in Paris, I was struck by the neoliberal tone of "How to Politicize a Trag...

Where'd All The Good People Go?

Kate Elliott | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kate Elliott

I'm deeply saddened by the recent events in Paris. I'm sad that there is such tragedy and terror in the world and I hate seeing unnecessary loss of li...

Leaning in to Life and Love

Vanessa Olorenshaw | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vanessa Olorenshaw

Walking along the Tube platform I noticed an elderly couple. The woman was on the train, and, through the open doors, she was holding the hands of a man. They were gazing at each other. The emotion in both their faces was palpable. Something was being said between them, unspoken.

On the European Refugee Crisis and Syria

Lewis Worrow | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK
Lewis Worrow

Today, Europe faces a refugee crisis the likes of which it has not seen since World War II. The crisis began in March of 2011 when peaceful protestors...

Give a Little Love and It All Comes Back to You

Matt Streuli | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Streuli

I write this because I am scared we are forgetting our humanity. Last night, someone called me asking for my support as they were being admitted to hospital. I did not think I should stay in bed and protect my assets.

What Is the Purpose of Education?

Frederika Roberts | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Politics
Frederika Roberts

What do you think the purpose of education is? If you agree things need to change, what will you do about it? Whether you're a headteacher or a class teacher, at any stage of education, whether you're a parent, or a pupil, you have the power to make a difference in the small daily deliberate actions you take.

The Human Animal vs the Human Machine

Katherine Templar Lewis | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Tech
Katherine Templar Lewis

We fear human intelligence, emotion, consciousness, in robots. But is this even possible? We cannot, should not, compare two types of 'brains' that process in such different ways. In comparing a robot to a human, we are simply not comparing like with like.

Humanity Washed Ashore

Dr Diahanne Rhiney | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK
Dr Diahanne Rhiney

"My eyes are not baby blue. My hair is not blonde. If you have to stretch your soul to places unknown to feel sadness, to see your own child in my bro...

The Life Unchosen

Fila Magnus | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK
Fila Magnus

Sad isn't it, how it took three-year-old Alyan Kurdi's body to wash up at sea - for the world to be shocked into realization at how astoundingly horri...

Aylan Kurdi: Let Cameron Sit On His Hands. Our Shoulders Will Turn The Wheel of Humanity.

Karl Davis | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK
Karl Davis

Prime Minister, I hope hope you hug your children a little tighter tonight too. They are beautiful little people, just as were Aylan and Galip, and the countless lives needlessly lost before them. Use the power you have, and make a change, but don't you dare tell me that we cannot afford to put our shoulders to the wheel of humanity.

Imagination, Progress and Revolutions: Three Things I Learned From 'Sapiens'

Matt Clifford | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Tech
Matt Clifford

Sapiens by Yuval Harari has got a lot of (deserved) attention. Within it, Harari sketches out a number of provocative theses about what human beings have been, are and will become, and shows how they play out over hundreds of thousands of years.

My Experience in Calais' Refugee Camp - The Jungle

Jaz O'Hara | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jaz O'Hara

I've been thinking all day about how I can find the words for what we experienced last week. An hours drive from my house, then half an hour on the Eurotunnel, and we were in the world's worst refugee camp in terms of resources and conditions, yet we were welcomed with open arms. It's amazing how only the people who have nothing really know how to share.

Our Responsibility to the Environment

James Butler | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK
James Butler

Natures Cycle On looking at some plants in the garden, I noticed how interlinked life is to one another. I could see how interwoven natures is, that h...

Why We Need to Start Taking Animal Rights Seriously

Esther Hayden | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK
Esther Hayden

Social media is being overrun with petitions and protests against the Yulin dog meat festival in south-west China. It is impossible to avoid the sickening pictures of animals being burnt or skinned alive. But why should we care about animals when there are so many atrocities happening around the world?

Killer Robots Might Be Humanity's Redemption

Karthick Ram Manoharan | Posted 05.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Karthick Ram Manoharan

Losses will be great, but we have already lost so much at each other's hands. Our victory, however, will be in our united, permanent struggle under the banner of a genuine, universal humanity.

Compassion - More Than a Word!

Sharon Bull | Posted 21.05.2016 | UK
Sharon Bull

Am I really to believe that I now live in a society that is increasingly growing into a 'screw you, I'm alright Jack' community - I do hope not? But t...

I Hate What Katie Did So Here's a Quid...

Jill Finch | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK
Jill Finch

I'm a parent of a daughter on the autistic spectrum and I've been through the agonies of being stared at, feeling completely alone, being called a bad parent and the terrible guilty relief of a diagnosis...

I Refuse to Believe in What Must Be Wrong

Jake Mills | Posted 14.05.2016 | UK
Jake Mills

I refuse to believe we don't believe in equality, seeing love and marriage as a crime rather than a given right. I refuse to believe that the general public of this country would happily let others suffer because they're OK themselves.

The Most Important Man No-one Has Heard of... And Why His Principles Matter to Me and to Millions of Others

Mike Adamson | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK
Mike Adamson

On 8 May, I will be celebrating the birthday of Henry Dunant, one of the most important men you've never heard of. I confess before I began my career at the British Red Cross, I too was unfamiliar with his name.

Society's Treatment of Those With Dementia Reflects on Us All

Pippa Kelly | Posted 07.05.2016 | UK
Pippa Kelly

Is it right that people with dementia are frequently plonked into armchairs in care homes where they sit gazing, unseeing and uncomprehending, at mindless daytime TV which some, if not most, of them would never dream of watching in their own homes?