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/ Community, Peace

26 Mar 2015

 

A project is fostering cooperation and trust among Palestinians and Israelis in the olive oil industry

 
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/ Economics & Innovation, New Economics, Positive People

25 Mar 2015

 

The 40-hour work week is an ingrained part of our culture, but it does very little to enrich our lives. Lucy Purdy explores alternative working models that do away with the idea of the nine-to-five

 
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/ Positive People, Science

19 Mar 2015

 

Professor Dame Carol Robinson, the first female professor of chemistry at Oxford University, talks to Robin Yapp about the important role of women in academia, and issues of gender equality in the field of science

 
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/ Community

17 Mar 2015

 

Hope in the Heart’s Tam Martin Fowles updates us on the important work the Charter for Compassion is doing at home and abroad

 
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/ Economics & Innovation, Social Enterprise, Youth

12 Mar 2015

 

Lacklustre and uninspiring educational facilities in Africa are being given a jump-start to improve literacy and support the change-makers of tomorrow

 
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/ Community, Peace

09 Mar 2015

 

Against a backdrop of hatred and antisemitism, a new wave of activism born of tolerance and solidarity is gaining traction

 
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/ Peace, Positive People

05 Mar 2015

 

International peacemaker and founder of the Centre for Nonviolent Communication, Marshall Rosenberg passed away last month. Daren De Witt recounts his remarkable life and how he helped spread Nonviolent Communication throughout the world

 
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/ Body & Mind, Positive People, Wellbeing

30 Jan 2015

 

Can poems help in the struggle against depression? Rachel Kelly, who uses her own experience to help prison inmates, says that words really can heal

 
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/ Community, Democracy

26 Jan 2015

 

A post-Soviet generation of feminists is working to transform society through a mix of personal and political action

 
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/ Economics & Innovation, Youth

23 Jan 2015

 

Young Britons who have grown up in the era of a flourishing fair trade market are highly sensitive to global issues and want to see businesses acting to end inequality and climate change – according to a new analysis from the Fairtrade Foundation

 
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/ Culture, Education, Environment, Youth

21 Jan 2015

 

As authors protest nature-related words being cut from the Oxford Junior Dictionary, a new breed of writers and publications are using language, and new perspectives, to reinvigorate our relationship with the natural world

 
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/ Community, Social Enterprise

20 Jan 2015

 

A new female-only taxi company in India is helping women stay safe while providing valuable employment and training opportunities

 
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/ Agriculture, Community, Environment, Food

19 Jan 2015

 

2014 marked the UN International Year of Family Farming, which celebrated the contribution family-based agriculture brings to the global food system. Ilaria Bertini headed to Italy to attend two of the year’s most significant family farming events

 
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/ Community, Wellbeing

14 Jan 2015

 

Cornwall has made a written declaration to restore compassionate action to the centre of its community

 
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/ Education

12 Jan 2015

 

A pioneering Scottish scheme aims to help teachers better support the 27,000 pupils with a parent in prison

 
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/ Community

05 Jan 2015

 

Forget wishing upon a star, a new site has hopefuls wishing upon the kindness of crowds instead

 
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/ Education

30 Dec 2014

 

Wellbeing and ‘peripheral’ subjects have long been sidelined in the UK education system. But as teachers and pupils struggle under increased pressure, calls for a radical rethink of the system are getting louder

 
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/ Community, Health

16 Dec 2014

 

Whether it is traders refusing to sell them food for fear of touching contaminated coins, or religious leaders turning them away from mosques and churches, Ebola survivors risk being marginalised. But grassroots groups in Africa are helping to nurture reintegration

 
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/ Community, Justice, Positive People

05 Dec 2014

 

Technology, and the role of people who have lived through slavery, are offering hope in the fight against human trafficking. We speak to some of those on the frontline

 
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/ Community, Media

25 Nov 2014

 

As local newspapers close and budget cuts put increasing pressure on remaining journalists, the hyperlocal journalism movement is stepping up to provide the services communities rely on. Nicola Slawson finds out more