Peace!

One Religion Isn't Enough For This Girl

Caroline Bourne | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK
Caroline Bourne

Religions are really about the community and the people connecting behind the scenes. It's about coming together and sharing an experience, whether it's fasting together for Ramadan, singing hymns together in church or meditating together in a temple. It's about knowing what to do and where to go in times of need or change. Londoners can do this. We can figure this out.

What To Do When Bombs Fall And Senseless Killings Happen

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Koay

I am a stay-at-home mother. I have no political might to change the world. I don't know how to change the world (if we are honest, there is no straightforward, easy answer). All I know is that we can evolve the world into a kinder place, one family at a time.

After Manchester, Our Unified And Compassionate Response Must Be Enduring

Damir Rafi | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK
Damir Rafi

Our test is whether we can remain willing to help others in need, even when our country faces dangers, and whether we can remain unified and kind, even if we feel vulnerable. It is through passing these tests successfully that will make Britain truly strong.

Empower Yourself By Consciously Co-Creating Your Life

Jane Fuller | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Fuller

I love quantum physics and I've practiced the Law of Attraction most of my life even without realising it as a child. We are all born with this knowledge but it gets ignored in our current education system. Time to change the system because once you realise you have this power and you can practice this in a conscious way, your life goes into supercharge and you can create the life you want!

The Key To Defeating Muslim Extremism: Love For All, Hatred For None

Damir Rafi | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK
Damir Rafi

Whilst bombs can destroy extremists, they cannot destroy extremist mentalities. It is only through penetrating the hearts of the world through love, and doing whatever one can to improve the lives of others, that a hateful ideology can truly be defeated. Whatever one's background or faith, the concept of love driving out hate must surely be one that is easy to endorse.

The Real Face Of Britain

Kevin Bailey | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK
Kevin Bailey

One of the big stories this week has been that of a young Asian Woman, standing in the face of an EDL leader, smiling calmly. That woman, was Saffiya...

Nostalgia For The Future In The Post-Soviet Space

Larisa Sotieva | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Politics
Larisa Sotieva

When I was little, I used to enjoy singing in a choir. One of the songs we sang went: "The Revolution has a beginning, but the Revolution has no end"....

Why Peace Should Be The New Fight For Afghanistan

Dan Tomlinson | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK Politics
Dan Tomlinson

Peace in Afghanistan should not be a phrase that causes eye rolling out of a sense of cynicism or déjà vu. Peace should be sought in Afghanistan not as something vague, aspirational and unobtainable, but as a defined policy aim within a political process that is supported by a plan involving all the levers of the states involved.

Why I Love Being A Woman

Molly Thompson | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Molly Thompson

I bloody love being a woman. I can feel this piece in my fingers before I write it and I just want to scream at how happy International Women's day makes me but I don't want to freak my neighbours out by screaming WOMEN!!! at 11 on a Wednesday morning in the middle of Devon. It's that day now so god knows when this will be up. Sorry! But I just wanted to piece together a somewhat organised ramble on why I love women so much.

10 Ways To Bring A Piece Of Peace To Your Life

Becky Stafferton | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Stafferton

Do you ever get a moment of peace? Or is your head constantly swimming with to do lists, appointments, deadlines and data? I've put together my top ten tips to help bring a bit of peace back into your life and to basically help you to just chill the heck out!

The Mayor Of Calais Has Banned Food Distribution To Refugees - A Response And A Plea For Harmony

Arthur Peirce | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Arthur Peirce

I feel the resolution to this refugee crisis, and all global crises is with kindness. There ultimately needs to be infrastructure to provide for the care of the refugees. Whether this is with the full support of major NGOs or the UN, or simply local communities welcoming refugees in with arms open.

Leaders Define Eras - So How Did We Get Here?

Jared Joffe | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Politics
Jared Joffe

When you look back at the global leaders over time, you can get a fairly strong idea about the state of the world in each particular era.

Broken Not Rubbish: A Near Death Experience That Changed Us All

Daniel Singleton | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Singleton

My wife has suffered through many things- and I will be the first to admit some of that suffering must be as a result of being married to me! Nevertheless, she has been able to turn those trials into something good - in fact one has been turned into something quite beautiful.

Did You Know That You Cannot Fail At Being Human?

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Cunningham

This article is for those who doubt, who seek perfection, who judge, who struggle to avoid failure at all costs, for those who feel something is missing in them. This is for those who need to justify themselves, who struggle to find proof that they are a complete and good person.

Ahmadi Muslims In UK Concerned For Their Safety After Pubjab Mosque Attack

Rob McDowall | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK
Rob McDowall

Ahmadi Muslims will host prayers across the UK today in solidarity with the victims of the Punjab mosque attack which left one dead and the Ahmadi com...

Christmas Is More...

Esther Dark | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Esther Dark

At the end of Dr Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas, the narrator says: "Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before! What if Christmas, ...

Prayer Of The Mothers

Ellis Shuman | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Politics
Ellis Shuman

Hundreds of women - Israeli and Palestinian, secular and religious, young and old - all marching in white. They marched from Metula on Israel's Lebanese border, from the Arab town of Umm al-Fahm, from Tel Aviv and from Eilat. They marched through the streets of Jerusalem; they marched to the banks of the Jordan River near the Dead Sea.

People Are Taking Part In A 'Guerrilla Campaign' For Tolerance Using Three Words

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Britons are taking part in a “guerrilla campaign for kindness, tolerance and understanding” using the hashtag #thisisthoughtful. Daianna Karaian,...

Let's Knock Down Walls, Not Build Them

Anton Georgiou | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Anton Georgiou

Peace in Cyprus, has the opportunity to show the world that there is another way. We don't always have to point fingers and seek out a scapegoat. Even where there is little hope, and after 42 years, many Cypriots had lost hope, with determination and drive, anything is possible. I wish the leaders and those involved in the final stages of these peace talks endless luck. If they are successful, it will not only mean a great deal to my family and fellow Cypriots, it will also mean a lot to a world that at times feels like it has lost all hope.

Sharing Out Colombia's "Peace Dividend"

Felipe Jaramillo | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK
Felipe Jaramillo

What does a "peace dividend" look like and who gets to enjoy a piece of it? Clearly, the Colombian people will be the prime beneficiaries, once the s...

Join The March For Peace Today

Simon Michaels | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Michaels

Pancreatic cancer is notoriously hard to treat. As well as Yasmin's father, this is the cancer that famously took Patrick Swayze and Steve Jobs. In fact, less than one in a hundred people who get this disease survive it, something that hasn't improved since the 70's.

Cyprus Peace Process: Failure To Launch?

Yeshim Harris | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Politics
Yeshim Harris

CYPRUS PEACE PROCESS: FAILURE TO LAUNCH? Will a settlement be in line with EU constitution in absence of compliance with the mandatory EU Gender Act...

What To Do If You Don't Know What Your Life Purpose Is

Emma Brooke | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Brooke

This can feel so overwhelming and frustrating because it makes you feel like you're wasting your life; coasting through with no idea why you're on the planet. A lack of purpose in life is a really common cause for depression.

How To Banish Your Inner Demons This Hallowe'en

Smita Joshi | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Smita Joshi

The bottom line is that it results in negative self-talk that clouds your judgement and constricts your perception of what is truly possible for you or your life. It keeps you from seeing things objectively and with a fresh perspective.

The Pillow Case War

Bradley Rand Smith | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK
Bradley Rand Smith

This was the dream: Gaza, the West Bank. Today. A wedding is being planned between two young lovers, their families excited and exhausted as the gr...