World Peace?

Noelle Reno | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK
Noelle Reno

*I dedicate this to those who have not yet seen the hope and potential of the generation of leaders to come. Peace? The only way to fight dark is t...

Dear Citizen of the World... Now is the Time

Victoria Leith | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK
Victoria Leith

Dear Citizen of the World, Now is the time, more than ever, to feel rooted, to be strong, to be grounded. Now is the time to reach out to that nei...

The Moment A Man Played John Lennon's Imagine On Piano Outside The Bataclan

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 14.11.2015 | UK

One man has stunned onlookers in a poignant moment outside the Bataclan concert hall, the location of one of the terror attacks in Paris. As the c...

Remembrance and Pacifism Go Hand in Hand: Why I'm Proud to Wear a White Poppy Alongside My Red One

Owen Winter | Posted 08.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Owen Winter

There is no contradiction in wearing both a red and a white poppy. This Remembrance Day we should remember those who have given their lives for our freedom, and also take a moment to question the causes and consequences of war.

We Have Peace in Europe Because of the EU

Alan Grant | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK Politics
Alan Grant

Europe is peaceful and we need to remember how novel that is, why it is an achievement and, most importantly, what led to it being so normal that we don't even question it any more. Namely, the structures, organisations and processes of the European Union and Britain's role in all of those.

Peaceful Protest and Misrepresentation

Betty-Ann Bristow-Castle | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK Politics
Betty-Ann Bristow-Castle

Yes, there are a few people who get bad press, who behave in a way which drags down the image of the majority - but think of what they're fighting for, think of what needs to change - and try to imagine what on earth the Conservatives were thinking when they brought the conference to Manchester.


Kamontip Evans | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

This mind is always making noise - more so when we are not talking. To develop silence of the mind, initially you need a quiet place. Then listen to your mind without expressing any opinion to confuse the matter.

What Children's Dreams Can Tell Us About Our Societies

Larisa Sotieva | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK
Larisa Sotieva

I love talking to children. They are so unaffected and they can tell you so much more about a society, and in a much more nuanced way, than famous politicians, experts, journalists, and the like. They are even better than taxi drivers who tend to provide such a deconstruction of the social and political life of their country that sometimes I want to say to them - please, take me back to the airport!

Global Goals; Achievable for All?

Helen Morton | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Politics
Helen Morton

17 years. The average time that a refugee is displaced from their home. Following that logic, the babies of Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan, won't return to their home country, Syria, until they are adults.

Absolute Justice - The Pathway to Peace

Farooq Aftab | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK
Farooq Aftab

As we celebrate the United Nations Day of Peace we see that despite the progress made since the Universal Declaration on Human Rights there is so much more which needs to be done if we are to establish peace in the world.

What the Dalai Lama Did Next

Alex Ratcliffe | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alex Ratcliffe

In the midst of a mini storm outside, the Dalai Lama arrived calm, composed and appearing quite physically strong for his 80 years. He chose immediately to stand up at the microphone for most of the 90 minutes of his talk, only retiring to the 'throne' installed for him centre stage for Q&A at the end.

Politics is Broken, Not Jeremy Corbyn: If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It..

Karl Davis | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Politics
Karl Davis

Not that long ago, I walked away from Labour for the second time. I was in despair at their brazen rejection of the ideals and values that spurned the...

Kafkaesque Caucasus: The Interplay of Fear and Paranoia

Larisa Sotieva | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK
Larisa Sotieva

Recently I have become very popular among my London circle. During a recent trip to South Ossetia I had been interrogated by the security services, wh...

Finding Peace

Laura Humphreys | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Laura Humphreys

One of my favourite places to go and visit is the local graveyard. We live on a square block, the streets conveniently named North, East, South and West, and the cemetery is on the North side of the square. I have no relatives or friends buried there, in fact, I have no connection to anyone there. But there's something about the ambience, the peace and the love that has gone into that patch of land that permeates the air and is hard to find anywhere else.

How To Focus When Your Mind Is Full Of Thoughts

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Mindfulness – the art of focusing your attention to the present moment - is a way to develop peace and happiness in our lives according to Thich Nha...

Blood Sports Breed Violence

Sharon Bull | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK
Sharon Bull

I've always found blood sports despicable and never understood why any civilised human being would wish to take part in such hideous pastimes. In my e...

What Happened While I Was Gaining Weight

Jamie Khoo | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jamie Khoo

Yes, I have gained weight. I'm bigger and rounder and fleshier than I've ever been. But I've gained so many other things in the process too; the extra pounds of flesh and fat are just a tiny part of all the other abundances.

The Grass Under Fighting Elephants

Aimee Ansari | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK
Aimee Ansari

"The leaders of our country can learn a lot from us. Bring them here - we can teach them how to make peace," a tribal leader told me. He heads the...

As Conflict in Ukraine Continues - What of Chechnya?

Larisa Sotieva | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK
Larisa Sotieva

Recently, Russian socio-political discourse has been buzzing on a new topic, widely discussed in Russian society and by experts, but less so by the political elite and by international experts. The topic of discussion is rather significant and serious, and could mark the beginning of a new trend in the relationships between Chechnya and Russia, Chechnya and the Kremlin, and Chechnya and the rest of the North Caucasus.

How Genocide Can Happen on Our Ordinary Streets

Tim Curtis | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK
Tim Curtis

"Bosnia is a beautiful place which is in sharp contrast to the evidence of the conflict which is still very much there. Sarajevo is peppered with bull...

Those Visitors!

Kamontip Evans | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

Be mindful of those who come knocking on the doors of your senses: eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body and mind. When you see something that you like, for instance, or something you dislike, you have already let a 'feeling visitor' through the door.

Toxic Platitudes: The Importance of a More Holistic Approach to 'Peacebuilding' in South Ossetia

Larisa Sotieva | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK
Larisa Sotieva

When I get up in the morning, the first thing I do is read the news. I scan as many sources as I can depending on the time I have available. Many years of doing this have convinced me that nothing is written without a reason. It is as the Russian poet Mayakovsky wrote, that even if the stars are lit, it means someone needs it.

No Guarantees in South Sudan's Deadly Conflict

Aimee Ansari | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK
Aimee Ansari

Walking into the CARE supported clinic in Pariang, I see a little girl with edema - her belly is swollen because she hasn't got enough to eat. It's been a long time since I've seen a child with edema, and I certainly didn't expect to see one in this part of the country. Of all the places that CARE supports health care, Pariang, in Unity state, has traditionally been the least food insecure.

Be Kind. Honour Yourself. Find Your Purpose, Find Your Peace

Cat Elliott | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Cat Elliott

I believe we all could benefit from simply taking a kinder approach to ourselves. To ask our self what is it that my body actually needs today to feel nourished and loved - and then do that.

The Story of Mia And The Women Peacemakers

Shaughan Dolan | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK
Shaughan Dolan

100 years ago, Germany's first female jurist, a former actress named Anita Augspurg, organised a 1,200-strong international women's congress in The Hague delivering a simple message to world leaders: no more war.