Twitter10 Facebook59 LinkedIn1 Print Pope Francis and the archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, are on a pilgrimage together. It’s a long one – measuring in distance the thousand and more miles from Canterbury to Rome and a journey of more than 500 years in the making, but the two religious leaders hope that their respective churches will follow in their footsteps to a new, closer, relationship that heals ancient hurts.
Last week, the National Obesity Forum caused a furore by claiming that eating fat, including saturated fat, will help cut rates of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Public Health England hit back, calling NOF’s advice “irresponsible”.
The former darling of the Conservative party conference must have been nervous before delivering his 2016 speech. In the past, the unkempt orator and former MP for Henley had fired up the foot-soldiers with humorous attacks on the opposition. Would his old admirers forgive and forget?
As another attempted ceasefire falls apart, the destruction of the Syrian people and state goes on. The country’s economy has been annihilated, and the conflict’s societal damage will take decades to repair. The need to stop the conflict is paramount – but even though it’s vaunted as the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II, it seems as far from a resolution as ever.
A new online course ‘Radical Spirituality: the early history of the Quakers', starts on October 3. The MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) which is made available through FutureLearn provides free online courses from world-class universities.
Indian state elections give Modi a boost – but the country is fracturing was published on The Conversation on 20th May 2016 Author - Dr Anderson Jeremiah Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster University
Why China takes a softly-softly line on North Korea was published on The Conversation on 9th May 2016 Author - Dr Astrid Nordin Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster University
Syria peace talks languish in the doldrums as fighting engulfs Aleppo was published on The Conversation on 4 May. Author - Dr Simon Mabon Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster University
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