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Since 1948 the NHS has provided effective, publicly-funded healthcare based on equality. But with continuing funding cuts and privatisation threatening the service we ask a group of experts how it can have a secure long-term future that best serves the public

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Islamic and Jewish groups share Ramadan meal

 

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22 Aug

 
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The Egyptian Alliance for Minorities, including Arab and Jewish members as well as other religious, ethnic and political groups, united in solidarity for a Ramadan meal at a synagogue in Egypt’s capital as violence erupted in nearby Gaza

 

Gaza conflict: ‘It won’t stop until we talk’

 

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20 Aug

 
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Anna Behrmann talks to grassroots groups protesting for peace in Israel and the Palestinian territories, and discovers their defiant commitment to their cause, despite intimidation and the continuing crisis in the region

 
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‘Poetry really was a lifeline’

 

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15 Aug

 
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A successful journalist with a thriving family, Rachel Kelly’s life was torn apart by depression. She tried everything to cope, from medication to spending more time outdoors, but it was the power of poetry she says, that ultimately saved...

 

Wilderness festival 2014: ‘Like a theme park, but nice’

 

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12 Aug

 
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At a festival that's about more than the music, ultimately it was London Grammar's epic minimalist anthems and Jessie Ware's powerful vocals that stole the show

 

Austerity vs abundance

 

/ Blogs

07 Aug

 
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Abundance is the natural state of the world and we can improve the lot of humanity while also allowing the biosphere to thrive, says Matt Mellen

 

'House of One' to unite religions under one roof

 

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04 Aug

 
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A new house of worship aiming to promote interfaith understanding is to be built in the heart of Berlin

 
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