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Religion: Unites and Divides

Martin McGuinness’ recent funeral shone a light on the relatively resolved Northern Irish Troubles and the religious divisions that came into play. Are religious differences inherently divisive though? 9 more words


April 25th is ANZAC Day.

It’s the day that unites Australians and New Zealanders in remembering the sacrifices made to preserve our freedom and way of life by all Australian and New Zealander soldiers and  their allies, not just those who died at Gallipoli on April 25, 1915. 170 more words

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A fight over copper

In Ecuador, mining is a divisive issue. In this case, controversy over a mine has turned into actual fighting between the government and indigenous villagers.

Where Syria is Going

Interesting panel discussion on what’s going on in Syria (pre-Trump missiles) and how the war(s) may progress. For those interested particularly in the civil war dimension of the conflict, this will be of interest.

The Importance Of Minding One's Manners On Social Media.

I was motivated to write this post by an experience I had a few weeks ago.

I posted a question on a blog post by someone who presents himself as a successful and popular author.   434 more words

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Since Kony 2012

I remember very clearly when “Kony 2012” came out. It went viral immediately, and yet did not seem to receive a lot of critical attention, despite the many questions it raised about the charity’s role, specifically its neutrality, in the fight it purported to merely be advertising. 137 more words

Crowd sourcing solutions to the challenges of refugee education

By Joseph Nhan-O’Reilly, Head of Education Policy & Advocacy at Save the Children, Chair of the Global Book Alliance and a member of the Executive Committee of Education Cannot Wait.  831 more words