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/ Peace, Positive People

17 Apr 2015

 

Peace activist Arun Gandhi reflects on the enduring wisdom of his grandfather, the Indian spiritual and political leader Mahatma Gandhi

 
JVS activists rebuiding a home after Israeli demolitions in Fasayil village, May 2012
 

/ Community, Peace, Sustainable Development

08 Apr 2015

 

Palestinians in the Jordan Valley are reviving the ancient art of earth building, learning resistance from the Earth during a time of conflict

 
Portuguese Minister for Health, Ana Jorge on the International day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking 2010 (c) Nuno Saraiva (2)
 

/ Body & Mind, Community, Health, Wellbeing

02 Apr 2015

 

UK politicians have been urged to decriminalise the use and possession of most drugs after addiction rates in Portugal were cut by half following decriminalisation in the country almost 15 years ago

 
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/ Arts, Peace, Positive People

30 Mar 2015

 

Stone Flowers – a musical group comprised of war and torture survivors – is releasing its new album Ngunda, proving that something beautiful can come out of unimaginable violence

 
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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

 
With Lindi Tshabalala of Phaphama Intitute in Soweto
 

/ 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