Moral Values

Don't Give A Bible, BBC, There's A World Of Choice Out There!

Andrew Copson | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK
Andrew Copson

For non-Christians - the majority of Brits - the Bible isn't uniquely moral, uniquely important, or uniquely beautiful. Christian hegemony is out of date. Cast away on a desert island, people should be offered the book of their choice and we now have a whole wide world of inspiration to choose from.

Reaction To Vaz Revelations Paints Bleak Political Future

Finn McConnell | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Politics
Finn McConnell

Keith Vaz has always been a target for the right wing press, so an orchestrated, homophobic campaign to remove him from power comes as no surprise. The only scandal here was the progressive left's abandonment of their core values in failing to protect him.

Can Using Values Make a Better Society?

David Evans | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Politics
David Evans

Does catering to materialism breed more materialism or less? Does addressing concerns about immigration feed bigotry or forge liberalism? These are b...

We Travel to Come Home - An Indonesian Odyssey

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Koay

I was terribly homesick in my last years, but in the words of philosopher Martin Buber (b 1878, d 1965), "All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware". For me, the secret destination that I was meant to be, but was unaware of, is in the heart of the Mediana family.

Small-Town Vows

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Koay

When I informed my father that a German will be knocking on his front door shortly to ask him for my hand in marriage, his first comment was, "Are you...

Moral Virtues Help Young People Flourish

Xavier Bosch | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK
Xavier Bosch

Over the last twenty years teachers, parents and young people themselves have told me that the moral values we teach at ReachOut (Fairness and Good Judgement) through our mentoring projects benefit young people in numerous ways.

What Is Your Personal Version Two?

Jack Kershaw | Posted 08.06.2014 | UK
Jack Kershaw

Last week I got engaged to be married to Gemma, the love of my life. I'm not saying this as an invite to an engagement party, nor am I fishing for presents. The reasons I'm mentioning it is because it links to one of the secrets of my success.

What Writers Earn: A Cultural Myth

Sara Sheridan | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Sara Sheridan

I write historical fiction. I've been a full-time professional writer for almost 20 years. I realized early on that being an author is a hugely misunderstood job. Because there are no pay grades and very little structure, people make interesting assumptions about the profession.

Labour Must Reaffirm its Preferential Option for the Poor‏

Mike Ion | Posted 17.11.2011 | UK Politics
Mike Ion

Politics that seeks the liberation of people from poverty, injustice and persecution can be a powerful force for change.